Burkal Parish, Tønder, Denmark Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Burkal Kirke (parish) is dated from 1025 and is located in South Jutland, Denmark. The history of the church can be traced back to around 1225. The outside of the church is white with a black roof and has stone faces carved on each corner of the foundation. The interior contains a Romanesque apse, choir and Nave with an additional extension dated 1637. The building material is mostly monastic boulders. In the Nave the ceiling displays remarkable paintings dated to 1622, although for a period is was covered over. In 1943 it was restored to what it looked like in 1622. The pulpit is renaissance work Toender-type from ca. 1610.

Located next to the church is the cemetery. It is fenced and is kept in immaculate condition.

The parish is located in the municipality of Aabenraa (Region of Southern Denmark). Until the Municipal Reform in 2007, it was in the Tinglev Municipality.

Address is: Burkal Kirkevej 2, 6372 Bylderup-Bov, Denmark

Website: https://sogn.dk/burkal/

Burkal Parish
Stift (diocese) Ribe
Pastorat (chapelry) Burkal
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Riberhus
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Tønder
Amt 1200 - 1864 Hertugdømmet Slesvig
Amt 1867 - 1920 Kreis Tondern (Germany)
Amt 1920 - 1970 Tønder
Herred (district) Slogs
Kommune (municipality) Tønder
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
Gods (estate) Add here

Place Names:[edit | edit source]

Blomsgaard, Bov, Burkal, Burkal Kirke, Bylderup-Bov,

Gammel Pebersmark, Gest Kog, Grøngaard, Grøngaard Mark, Grønå,


Jyndevad Mark,


Lille Jyndevad, Lille Tønde,  Lillestrøm, Lund, Lund Mark, Lydersholm,


Nolde, Nolde Mark, Ny Hedegaard, 


Rens, Rens Hedegaard Plantage, Rens Mark,

Saksborg, Stade, Stade Mark, Stemmild, Store Jyndevad, Store Tønde,


Vesterholm, Vrågaard,



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

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Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records[edit | edit source]

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Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Lægdsruller, Danish Military Levying Rolls, is a census of men eligible to join military (1789-1932)
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Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)

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Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."
http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/, Nov 2012
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 5te ed. Vol.25, Tønder Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1966