Mern Parish, Præstø, Denmark Genealogy

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Guide to Mern, Præstø, Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


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Mern Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Mern-Øster Egesborg Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Vordingborg
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Præstø
Herred (district) Bårse
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 34
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 71
1870 – Udskrivningskred Lægd number 2 151
Gods (estate) Add here

Place Names

Badebyhuset, Bugtved Skov,


Kindvig, Kindvig Hoved, Kindvig Skov, Kindvig Strand,

Lille Kindvig, Lille Mern, Lunden,

Mern, Mern Hestehave, Mern Hestehave Huse, Mern Mark Nørre, Mern Mølle, Mern Skov, Mern Skovhuse, Mern Aa, Mern Nørre, Mern Skovhuse, Mern Sønder,

Neblegaard, Nedermarken, Nørre Mern,

Sageby, Sageby Skov, Sandvig, Sandvig Kohave, Skalsby, Skalsby gaard, Stenlænge, Stenlængegaard, Stenlænge Huse, Stubbevænget, Sønder Mern,

Tranehuset, Taageby,

Øager, Øagergaard, Østergaard, Østergaardsstræde,

To see what kind of place it is you will need a Danish Gazetteer.

  • Surrounding Parishes

Præstø amt: Allerslev, Kalvehave, Nyord, Stege, Stege Landsogn, Øster Egesborg

Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records

  • Free Online Database:
The vast majority of research you do in Denmark will be in church parish registers, which are held in the Danish State Archives available online at ARKIVALIERONLINE. Select your county and parish from the drop-down lists.
  • Help Reading Danish Records:
Denmark Parish Register Headings provides translated examples of parish headings. You will be able to interpret much of what is in the records using these headings. Danish Word List covers typical terms found in the records. Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Denmark will help you translate dates written in feast day form. Denmark surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study Denmark Names, Personal.
  • Help Reading Old Handwriting:
FamilySearch offers free online lessons about reading old Danish handwriting: Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 1: Scandinavian Gothic Letters, Lesson 2: Names, Words, and Dates, and Lesson 3: Handwritten Records
  • Knowing What to Look for Next:
To understand the best research strategies for these records, see Denmark Church Records Christenings Guide.


  • Lægdsruller, Danish Military Levying Rolls, is a census of men eligible to join military (1789-1932)
What's on Lægdsruller and Søruller
Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)

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Family History Library Records

Click Denmark, Præstø Records for a full listing of records at the Family History Library, that may be digitized. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a Family History Center near you.
Click on "Places within Denmark, Præstø" and then select your parish.


-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."

-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.3, Sorø, Præstø, og Bornholms Amt, København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921