Skjern City Parish, Ringkøbing, Denmark Genealogy

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Ringkøbing County
Skjern City


Skjern Municipality is a former municipality in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality in Region Midtjylland near the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark and the main town was Skjern.
Skjern municipality was created in 1970 due to a Municipality Reform that combined the following, existing parishes, Bølling, Dejbjerg, Faster, Fjelstervang, Hanning, Skjern, Stavning, Sædding and Sønder Borris.
On January 1, 2007 Skjern Municipality ceased to exist due to The Municipality Reform of 2007 when it was merged with existing Egvad, Holmsland, Ringkøbing, and Videbæk municipalities to form the new Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

Skjern City Parish
Stift (diocese) Ribe Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Skjern Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Lundenæs
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Ringkøbing
Herred (district) Bølling
Kommune (municipality) Skjern
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 19
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 38
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 5/1
Gods (estate) Vennergård gods

Place Names:

Aahvile, Albæk,


Ganer, Ganer Kær, Ganer Mølle,


Klokkebjerge, Kloster, Knude, Korsgaard, Kovsgaard, Kragsig, Kæret, Kærgaard,

Ladekær, Lundenæs, Lundenæs Hovedgaard, Lundenæs Mark, Lundenæs Plantage,

Marup, Mosegaard,

Nederrøg, Nørgaard,

Old, Oldager,



Skjern, Skjern Birk, Skernbrogaard, Skjernby, Smedegaard,

Vejle, Vrå,


Øster Hestholm, Øster Skjern,

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

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-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase.",
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.8, Ringkøbing Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1928