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Skærum Parish, Hjørring, Denmark Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

(Write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Skærum Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift (diocese) Aalborg Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Åsted-Skærum Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Sejlstrup
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Hjørring
Herred (district) Horns
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 5
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 19
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 479
Gods (estate) Horns herreds provsti; Lerbæk gods; Knivholt gods; Ellinggård gods; Høgholt gods; Horns Herredsret; Vennebjerg Herredsret; Åsted præstegods; Eget gods; Frederikshavn Byret


Place Names[edit | edit source]

Agerholm, Albæk, Albækhus

Bakken, Begborg, Birkely, Birket, Bojen, Bondgaard

Dalsgaard, Dybdal, Dybro

Egehøj, Egelund, Eget

Flaget, Fælget, Fælledet

Gaden, Godthaab, Gravenshus, Gravensminde, Gravensten, Gungerholt

Hedebakken, Helligbakke, Holmen, Hovbak, Højbjerg, Højgaard, Højmark

Katsig Bakker, Katsig Bæk, Kærholm

Ledskov, Lille Albæk, Lille Eget, Lille Sømose, Lindetsvadhus, Lundegaard

Mariesminde, Mellemgaard, Mosen, Mølbak, Møllevang

Ny Bundgaard, Ny Hovbak, Nygaard, Nygaardshus, Nyholm, Nymark, Nørgaard, Nørmark, Nørre Halden, Nørre Ravnsholt, Nørre Studsbjerg

Pandbjerg

Rishøj, Røllen, Skudsig

Skærum, Skærumgaard, Skærumhede, Skærum Kirkeby, Skærum Nørrehede, Skærum Aa, Sludstrup, Solbakken, Sonnelyst, Spendelund, Stensgaard, Stokholm, Stokholmhus, Store Sømose, Store Vognsbæk, Studsbjerg, Svirkær, Sønder Ravnsholt, Søndergaard

Toftegaard, Trøderup, Trøderupgaard

Vadet, Vester Halden, Vester Vognsbæk, Vestergaard, Vestermarken, Vester Skærum, Vognsbæk

Ørnhøj, Øster Halden, Øster Skærum, Aalund

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Hjørring amt: Gerum, Hørmested, Lendum, Tolne, Åsted

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, Hjørring 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, Hjørring" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/>, Dec 2011.

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4th ed. Vol. 5, Hjørring, Thisted, Aalborg, Viborg og Randers Amter. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1901.