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Samsø Parish, Holbæk, Denmark Genealogy

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Guide to Samsø parish, Holbæk, Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

History[edit | edit source]

Samsø is a parish on the island of Samsø. Before the Municipal Reform in 1970, it was a part of Samsø Herred (Holbæk County). The parish was established May 1, 2014 by merging all parishes on Samsø, including Nordby, Besser, Onsbjerg, Kolby, and Tranebjerg. (Write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Samsø Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift (diocese) Århus Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Samsø Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Add here
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Holbæk
Herred (district) Add here
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number See lægd numbers of Nordby, Besser, Onsbjerg, Kolby, and Tranebjerg parishes.
1794 – 1869 Lægd number See lægd numbers of Nordby, Besser, Onsbjerg, Kolby, and Tranebjerg parishes.
Gods (estate) Add here


Place Names[edit | edit source]

See place names of Nordby, Besser, Onsbjerg, Kolby, and Tranebjerg parishes.

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

  • Surrounding Parishes


Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Denmark, Holbæk 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, Holbæk" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]