Ejby Parish, Odense, Denmark Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

Until January 1, 2007, Ejby Municipality was a municipality in Funen County on the north and west coasts of the island of Funen in southern Denmark and the municipality also included the island of Brandsø. The main town and site of its municipal council was the town of Ejby.
The municipality was created in 1970 by a Municipality Reform that combined the following parishes: Balslev, Brenderup, Ejby, Fjelsted, Gelsted, Harndrup, Husby, Ingslev, Tanderup, and Ørslev.
Ejby municipality ceased to exist as the result of The Municipality Reform of 2007when it was combined with existing Middelfart and Nørre Aaby municipalities to form an enlarged Middelfart Municipality. The municipality belongs to the Region of Southern Denmark.
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Ejby Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift (diocese) Fyens Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Balslev-Ejby Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Hindsgavl
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Odense
Herred (district) Vends
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 3/212
Gods (estate) Frederiksgave gods; Stensgård gods på Fyn; Harritslevgård gods; Erholm gods; Søndergårde gods


Place Names[edit | edit source]

Ejby, Ejby Krog,

Hallingore,

Karlebjerg,

Langholm,

Nyhave,

Rævholm,

Smedsholm,

Tving

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Odense County: Balslev, Fjelsted, Gelsted, Ingslev, Nørre Åby, Ørslev

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 Names, Personal.
  • Help Reading Old Handwriting:
FamilySearch offers free online lessons about reading old Danish handwriting:
Gothic Script and examples (Danish)
Gothic script help links (Danish)
  • 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, Odense 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, Odense" and then select your parish.


References[edit | edit source]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/>, Dec 2011.

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4d ed. Vol. 4, Maribo, Odense, og Svendborg Amt. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1920.