Vesterø Parish, Hjørring, Denmark Genealogy

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


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Vesterø Parish
Stift (diocese) Aalborg Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Byrum-Hals-Vesterø Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 None
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Hjørring
Herred (district) Læsø
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number None
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 81
Gods (estate) Add here

Place Names

Agersø, Ambrosgaarde,

Bejsholm, Birkemose, Bogøgaard, Borfeld, Brunhavegaard, Bunkegaard, Børum Gaarde,

Disemose, Dommergaard, Dybdal,


Filstrøm, Finkebjerg, Flaget, Flarum, Friises Sten, Færøn,

Gammelgaard, Grangaard, Gaardene,

Havebo, Himmerig, Holmbæk, Holmbækgaard, Holmbækstenen, Holtemmen, Hvent, Hventgaard, Hvidbanke, Hyldebusk, Haabet, Højgaard,

Kanderede, Kirkensgaard, Kokær, Kringelsig, Kærene,

Lille Helmiskær, Lille Knot, Lille Sandvand, Lille Stenholm, Lorum Sig, Lovskov Bakke, Lundbæk, Lyngholm, Laangen,

Nordre Rønner, Nordstjernen, Nylands Rende, Nylandsgaard,


Reverkær, Rimmen, Ræbakke, Ræpynt, Rønnerev,

Sichem, Sithiem, Skoven, Skrokhult, Skæddeberg, Starbæk, Starbækgaard, Stokken, Store Helmiskær, Store Sandvand, Storeholmemose Sig, Storholm, Strandgaard, Strandvejen, Striben, Svinehaven, Sønder Nyland, Sønderstrand, Søndre Butik,

Troldmose, Tusholm, Tørkeriet, Tørkerigaard,

Vanggaard, Vennebjerggaard, Vester Nyland, Vestergaard, Vesterø, Vesterø Havn, Vesterø Havneby, Vesterø Mejeriby,



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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Hjørring amt: Albæk, Byrum, Frederikshavn, Hirsholmene, Sæby, Understed, Volstrup

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
  • Knowing What to Look for Next:
To understand the best research strategies for these records, see Denmark Church Records Christenings Guide.


  • 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)

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Family History Library Records

Click Denmark, Hjørring Records for a full listing of records at the Family History Library, that may be viewed on loan at a family history center near you. Click on "Places within Denmark, Hjørring" and then select your parish.


- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens 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.