Sorø City Parish, Sorø, Denmark Genealogy

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Denmark
Sorø County
Sorø

History

Sorø Municipality is a municipality in Region Sjælland on the island of Zealand in east Denmark. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Sorø. Other towns in the municipality are Dianalund, Stenlille, and Ruds Vedby.
On 1 January 2007 Sorø municipality was, as the result of The Municipal Reform of 2007, merged with existing Dianalund and Stenlille municipalities to form the new Sorø municipality.
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Sorø City Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift (diocese) Roskilde Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Sorø Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Add here
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Sorø
Herred (district) Slagelse
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 85 1844-
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/59
Gods (estate) Sorø Akademis gods; Alsted herreds provsti; Byret


Place Names

Charlottendal,

Forlev,

Slagelse

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

  • Surrounding Parishes


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, Sorø 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, Sorø" and then select your parish.

References

-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."
http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/,
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.3, Sorø Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921

-Listed buildings in Sorø Municipality -- with years built http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listed_buildings_in_Sor%C3%B8_Municipality