Brovst Parish, Hjørring, Denmark Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

Brovst is a town in Jammerbugt municipality in northern Jutland in the Region Nordjylland. To the north is Jammer Bay , and beyond that the Skagerrak, the strait that separates Denmark from Norway.
Brovst municipality ceased to exist as the result of The Municipality Reform of 2007 when it was merged with Fjerritslev, Pandrup, and Aabybro municipalities to form the new Jammerbugt municipality.

Brovst Parish
Stift (diocese) Aalborg Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Brovst Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Aalborghus
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Hjørring
Herred (district) Øster Han
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 23
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 78
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 5/533
Gods (estate) Birkelse og Rævkjærgård godser; Oxholm gods; Bratskov gods;

Place Names[edit | edit source]


Boelsgaard, Bratskov, Bratskov Mølle, Brovst, Brovst Enge, Brovst Kirkeby, Brovst Kær, Brovst Stationsby, Brovst Østergaard, Bøge Bakker,


Halvrimmen, Horsholme, Haabet,


Karlsminde Mølle, Knabelundstenen, Kærgaarde,



Nymark, Nørre Økse, Nørre Økse Enge, Nørre Økse Kær, Nørre Økse Sø,


Skovgaards Mark, Sønder Økse, Sønder Økse Enge,

Vester Røgild Udflyttere, Vilsbæksminde, Vilsbæksminde Kanal, Vilsbæksminde Mosehuse

Ølands Vejle

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Hjørring amt: Gøl, Torslev, Tranum, Vedsted, Øland, Øster Svenstrup

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:
  • 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, 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.

References[edit | edit source]

- 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.