Eskilstrup Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy

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Eskilstrup Church

History[edit | edit source]

The parish book from 1646-1725 disappeared between 1863 and 1881. The earliest available parish records are in the next volume which begins in 1723. By royal a decree dated 17 April 1688 Eskilstrup became an annex parish of Ønslev parish on 6 January 1694 and has remained so ever since.

Eskilstrup Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyn (Pre-1000-1803), Lolland-Falster (1803-Present)
Provsti Falster Nørreherreds (Early-1806, 1903-1971), Maribo amts (1806-1829), Falsters (1829-1903), Falsters nørre provsti (1971-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Eskilstrup (Early-1694), Ønslev-Eskilstrup (1694-Present)
Amtstue Nykøbing (1660-1718, 1767-1874), Nykøbing, Ålholm, og Maribo Klosters (1719-1766), Maribo (1874-1971)
Len -1662 Nykøbing
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Nykøbing (1660-1803)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Maribo (1803-1970), Storstrøms (1970-Present)
Herred (district) Falsters Nørre
Kommune (municipality) Ønslev-Eskildstrup (1842-1970), Nykøbing og Nørre Alslev (1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 24
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 24
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/195
Gods (estate) Falsters domænesgods med Fejø birk; Falsters rytterdistrikt; Nykøbing rytterdistrikt; Nørre Ladegård gods; Vestensborg gods; Falsters birk Birketing

Place Names[edit | edit source]


Eskilstrup (Eskildstrup),


Ostrup, Oustrup Enge, Ovstrup, Ovstrup

Skov, Saaderup, Stødstrup, Svangårde, Sørup,

Torebro Huse

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Maribo amt: Brarup, Falkerslev, Nørre Kirkeby, Tingsted, Torkilstrup, Ønslev

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:
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, Maribo 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, Maribo" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." Jan 2012

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4d ed. Vol. 4, Maribo, Odense, og Svenborg Amt. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1923.