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Kerteminde City Parish, Odense, Denmark Genealogy

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Guide to Kerteminde City, Odense, Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

History[edit | edit source]

Kerteminde Municipality is a municipality in Region of Southern Denmark on the northeast coast of the island of Funen in central Denmark and the municipality includes the island of Romsø. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Kerteminde.
The Kerteminde Fjord flows through Kerteminde town and divides the easternmost part of the municipality into two segments. In the west, an isthmus near Munkebo connects the two areas. The fjord is a segment of the Great Belt. This results in the northern portion of the municipality being located on a peninsula, surrounded by water on three sides.
The municipality was created in 1970 as the result of a Municipal Reform that merged a number of existing parishes, Dalby, Drigstrup, Kerteminde, Kølstrup, Mesinge, Revninge, Rynkeby, Stubberup and Viby.
On 1 January 2007 Kerteminde Municipality was, as the result of The Municipal Reform of 2007, merged with existing Munkebo and Langeskov municipalities to form an enlarged Kerteminde municipality.

Kerteminde City Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyens Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Kerteminde-Drigstrup Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Add here
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Odense
Herred (district) Add here
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 3/126
Gods (estate) Notarius publicus; Byret; Bjerge Herredsret; Bjerge herreds provsti

Place Names[edit | edit source]

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, Odense 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, Odense" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]