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Vester Hjermeslev Parish, Hjørring, Denmark Genealogy

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


Also often spelled as "Vester Hjermitslev".
(Write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Vester Hjermeslev Parish
Stift (diocese) Aalborg Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Ingstrup-Vester Hjermitslev Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Aalborghus
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Hjørring
Herred (district) Jvetbo
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number None
1794 – 1869 Lægd number None
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 5/525
Gods (estate) Birkelse og Rævkjærgård godser; Børglumkloster gods; Hvetbo herreds provsti; Villerup gods; Langholt gods; Ingstrup-Hjermeslev-Alstrup præstegods; Lundergård gods; Hvetbo Herredsret; Kær Herredsret; Hammelmose gods; Hjermeslevgård

Place Names

Dammen, Damsiggaard,

Enggrøft, Eriksminde,

Hedevang, Hjertholm, Holmgaard,

Kirkensgaard, Krogsgaard, Kærgaard,

Landlyst, Lemmergaard, Lervang, Lykkegaard,

Myrtue, Møllebæk,


Sigen, Sigensgaarde, Skelgrøft, Skovbogaarde, Stride,

Tiendebæk, Tovland, Trudslevgaard,

Vester Hjermeslev, Vester Hjermitslev Enge, Vester Hjermitslev Kær, Vestergaard

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Hjørring amt: Alstrup, Ingstrup, Saltum, Tise, Vrensted

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 Genealogical Word List covers typical terms found in the records. Denmark Feast Day Calendars 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.


  • 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

Family History Library Records

Click Denmark, Hjørring 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, 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.