Præstø City Parish, Præstø, Denmark Genealogy

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Denmark
Præstø County
Præstø City

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

History

Præstø is a town and a former municipality in Vordingborg Municipality in Region Sjælland on the east coast of the island of Zealand near its southwestern tip in south Denmark. The former Præstø municipality included the islands of Maderne, Storeholm, and Lilleholm which lie in Præstø Fjord.
As of January 1, 2007, Præstø municipality ceased to exist as the result of The Municipality Reform of 2007 when it was merged with existing Langebæk, Møn, and Vordingborg municipalities to form an enlarged Vordingborg municipality. The municipality belongs to the new Zealand Region.
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Præstø City Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift (diocese) Roskilde Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Præstø-Skibinge Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Add here
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Præstø
Herred (district) Add here
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
Gods (estate) Præstø Byret; Jungshoved gods; Vordingborg Nordre birk Birketing


Place Names

Even, Even Bro,
Faksinge,
Hollænderskov,
Ny Esbjerg, Nysø, Nysø Hgd., Nysø Hovmarkshuse, Nysø Huse, Nysøgaard
Præstø, Præstø Købstad, Præstø Landdistrikt, Præstø Overdrev,
Rødeled,
Trollevraa,


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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Præstø amt: Beldringe, Bårse, Roholte, Skibinge, Snesere

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
Gothic Script and examples (Danish)
Gothic script help links (Danish)
  • Knowing What to Look for Next:
To understand the best research strategies for these records, see Denmark Church Records Christenings Guide.


Collections

  • 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)

Related Sources

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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.

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