Dråby Parish, Frederiksborg, Denmark Genealogy

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

Dråby Church

History[edit | edit source]

Dråby is an annex parish of Gerlev. Gerlev suffered a fire on 22 April 1703. However, the parish records for both places still exist from their beginning in 1646.

Dråby Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), København (1922-1960), Helsingør (1961-Present)
Provsti Horns herred (Early-1808), Frederiksborg amts (1808-1824), Lynge-Frederiksborg-Ølstykke, og Horns herreders (1824-1970), Frederiksborg (1970-1973), Frederikssun (1973-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Gerlev-Dråby-Skoven
Amtstue Abrahamstrup (1660-1675), Roskilde (1675-1926), Frederikssund (1926-1973)
Len -1662 Abrahamstrup
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Abrahamstrup (1660-1681), Frederiksborg og Kronborg (1681-1771), Frederiksborg, Kronborg, og Hørsholm amter (1771-1805)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Frederiksborg (1805-1970, 1970-Present)
Herred (district) Horns
Kommune (municipality) Gerslev-Dråby/Jægerspris (1842-1970), Jægerpris (1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 8
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 29, 30
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 1/88
Gods (estate) Jægerspris amt, birk, og gods

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Alholm, Ammesholm,

Bakkegaarde, Barakkerne,


Druedal, Dråby (Draaby), Dyrnæs,


Goldbjerg, Grønholt Lund, Gøgebakke,

Hjortegaarde, Hornsved,

Jomsborg, Jægerspris, Jægerspris Bugt, Jægerspris Slot,

Kignæs, Kignæsbakkerne, Kobbelgaarde, Kulhuse,


Neder Dråby, Nordskoven, Nygaarde, Nyhuse, Nyvang,

Over Dråby, Overdrevshuse,

Seksgaarde, Skoven, Skovlyst, Skåningegaarde, Slagelsegaard, Smedehuse, Store Tørvegrund,

Vester Strand,



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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Frederiksborg amt: Frederikssund, Frederiksværk, Gerlev, Græse, Kregme, Krogstrup, Melby, Sigerslevvester, Torup, Ølsted

Holbæk amt: Egebjerg, Højby, Nørre Asmindrup, Nykøbing, Rørvig

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 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 Personal Names.
  • 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, Frederiksborg Recordsfor 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, Frederiksborg" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

-Krabsen Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.2, Holbæk Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1920