Værløse Parish, København, Denmark Genealogy

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


Værløse is a town in Furesø Municipality in the northwestern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is situated on the west side of the Hillerød Motorway, between Farum Lake to the north and Søndersø Lake to the south, and is surrounded by forest on three sides. The original centre of the parish was the village of Kirke Værløse, located to the west. The two communities have now almost merged.

Værløse Parish
Stift (diocese) Helsingør
Pastorat (chapelry) Værløse-Hareskov
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 København
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 København
Herred (district) Smørum
Kommune (municipality) Værløse
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 26
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 11
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 1 / 32
Gods (estate) Ølstykke herreds provsti; Horns herreds provsti; Frederiksdal gods; København amts søndre birk

Place Names

Bringe, Bråderne,

Farum Sø,

Hareskov, Hareskovby, Hareskov Stationsby,

Jonstrup, Jonstrup Statsseminarium, Jonstrup Vang,

Kirke Værløse, Kollekolle, Kollekollegaard, Kulhus, Kulhusene,

Lille Hareskov, Lille Værløse,

Oremosen, Overførster Boligen,


Sandet, Skovlyst, Store Hareskov, Syvstjernen, Søndersø Vandværk, Søndersø Værløse, Værløse Overdrev

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-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.2, København Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1920