Bornholm County, Denmark Genealogy

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Guide to Bornholm ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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History[edit | edit source]

Some scholars believe that the Burgundians are named after Bornholm; the Burgundians were Germanic people who moved west when the Western Roman Empire collapsed and they occupied Burgundy in France.
Swedish forces conquered the island in 1645, but returned the island to Denmark in the following peace settlement. After the war in 1658, Denmark ceded the island to Sweden under the Treaty of Roskilde.
Bornholm, as a part of Denmark, was captured by Germany on 10 April 1940, and served as a lookout post and listening station during the war, as it was a part of the Eastern Front. During the Soviet bombing of the two main towns on the 7th and 8th of May, Danish radio was not allowed to broadcast the news because it was thought it would spoil the liberation festivities in Denmark.

How to Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Information[edit | edit source]

Instructions for finding records are found on the individual parish pages, linked to the clickable map and parish list below. .

Districts[edit | edit source]

  • Nørre Herred
  • Sønder Herred
  • Vester Herred
  • Øster Herred

Parishes[edit | edit source]

Click here for a color-blind friendly version of this map.

The map below is based on 1880 county/parish boundaries.

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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Estates[edit | edit source]

  • Bornholms Amtstuedistrikts gods

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Probates[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

This table lists records available from one or more courts (birk) in the county. The description in the Protokol column is from the FamilySearch Library Catalog note, and may not always be the same as the description given by the National Archives of Denmark. At present these films have not been digitized by FamilySearch, but many are available through the National Archive's ArkivalierOnline site. Links in the Rigsarkivet column will open a new window where you can view the images. The link in the Daisy column will open a new window where you can see the National Archives's holdings for the court.

Hammershus birk was also known as Sandvig og Allinge Birker.

Amt Sogn / Herred Birk Protokol År Film Rigsarkivet Daisy
Bornholm Hammershus Tingbog 1688-1715 314754 Tingbog og justitsprotokol, 1688-1853 Holdings
Bornholm Hammershus Tingbog 1715-1742 314755
Bornholm Hammershus Tingbog 1742-1751 314756
Bornholm Hammershus Tingbog 1751-1771 314757
Bornholm Hammershus Tingbog 1771-1783 314758
Bornholm Hammershus Tingbog 1784-1822 314759
Bornholm Hammershus Tingbog 1844-1853 314760

Archives, Societies, and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Bornholms Ø-Arkiv
Pingels Alle 1
3700 Rønne
Bornholm, Denmark
Telephone: +45 56 92 10 11

For more archives and museums, etc. see

Bornholm Research Tools[edit | edit source]