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Viskinge Parish, Holbæk, Denmark Genealogy

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

Viskinge Church

History[edit | edit source]

Viskinge has traditionally had Avnsø parish as an annex. The church itself was built in the 13th century, probably by the powerful Hvide (White) family. Several frescos were painted in the church during the first half of the 15th century but these were painted over after the reformation. Starting in 1895 efforts have been made to uncover these frescos and they are considered among the best from their time. [1]

Viskinge Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Viskinge-Aunsø (Early-Present)
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Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Kalundborg
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Holbæk
Herred (district) Skippinge
Kommune (municipality) Viskinge-Agnsø
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 13
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 56
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/362
Gods (estate) Grevskabet Lerchenborg; Vesterbygård gods; Avnsøgaard gods; Birkendegaard gods

Place Names[edit | edit source]


Faksbjerg, Frederiksholm, Fæltergaard,


Lerchesminde, Løgtved, Løgtved Mark, Løgtvedgaard, Ny Løgtved,

Rugtved, Rugtved Mark,

Silkebækshuse, Smakkerup, Smakkerupgaarden, Stenrand Plantage, Stensgaard, Stoksholm, Store Løgtvedgaard, Svinghulen,

Viskinge, Viskinge Mark, Viskinge Mose, Viskingegaard,

Ærtebjerg, Ærtebjærghus

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

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, Holbæk 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, Holbæk" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

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