Øster Ulslev Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy

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Guide to Øster Ulslev, Maribo, Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

History[edit | edit source]

The priest's farmhouse in Øster Ulslev burned on 9 March 1847. In the fire one church book which covered 1740-1790 was destroyed but the others have survived. Thus both Øster Ulslev and its annex, Godsted parish, have records available from 1645 onwards with the exception of a fifty-year gap from 1740-1790.

Øster Ulslev Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyn (Pre-1000-1803), Lolland-Falster (1803-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Øster Ulslev-Godsted (Early-1932, 1939-1962), Øster Ulslev-Godsted-Herritslev (1932-1939), Øster Ulslev-Vester Ulslev-Godsted (1962-Post-2000), Brydebjerg-Krumsø (Post-2000-Present)
Len -1662 Add here
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Ålholm
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Maribo
Herred (district) Musse
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 26
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 56
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/228
Gods (estate) Lollands rytterdistrikt; Bremersvold gods; Kærstrup gods; Nykøbing hospitals gods;

Place Names[edit | edit source]


Gammle Fredskov,

Høvænge, Høvængegaard, Høvængeskov,


Nye Fredskov,



Vester Ulslev Skov,

Øster Ulslev, Øister Ulslev Skov

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Maribo amt: Godsted, Herritslev, Vester Ulslev

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:
  • 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]

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Denmark, Maribo 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, Maribo" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/> Mar 2012

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4d ed. Vol. 4, Maribo, Odense, og Svenborg Amt. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1923.