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Gilleleje Parish, Frederiksborg, Denmark Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

From 1585 until at least 1891, Gillejle was an annex under Søborg parish. The priest's farmhouse in Søberg suffered a fire 23-24 April 1876 and the parish records for both places were lost. The kontraministerial records had been stored in a separate location per Danish law and these have survived but there are no parish records before they begin in 1815.

Gilleleje Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), København (1922-1960), Helsingør (1961-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Gilleleje (Early-1585), Gillelejle-Søborg (1585-Post-1891), Gilleleje (Post-1891-Present)
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Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Kronborg
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Frederiksborg
Herred (district) Holbo
Kommune (municipality) Gråsted / Gilleleje
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 19
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 48
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 1/145
Gods (estate) Kronborg rytterdistrikts birk; Kronborg Vestre birk Birketing

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Blakshejede, Bonderup,



Gilbjerg, Gilleleje, Gilleleje Øst,

Lille Fjellenstrup,



Sommerlyst, Strand Børstrup, Stæremosen,


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, Frederiksborg Recordsfor a full listing of records at the Family History Librarythat 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, Frederiksborg" 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