Fanefjord Parish, Præstø, Denmark Genealogy

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Fanefjord Church

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

History[edit | edit source]

Fanefjord suffered a fire on 2 September 1861, however, the baptisms survive as early as 1754, and the engagements, marriages, and burials from 1788 onwards.

Fanefjord Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Provsti Mønbo herreds (Early-1808), Præstø amts (1808-1814), Præstø amts søndre (1814-1828), Bårse og Mønbo herreders (1828-1972), Stege-Vordingborg (1972-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Fanefjord (Early-Post-2000), Fanefjord-Bogø (Post-2000-Present)
Amtstue Møns (1660-1672, 1686-1973), Møns og Tryggevælde (1672-1679), Møns, Tryggevælde, og Vordingborg (1679-1685),
Len -1662 Stegehus
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Møns (1660-1803)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Præstø (1803-1970), Storstrøms (1970-Present)
Herred (district) Mønbo
Kommune (municipality) -2007 Møn, 2007- Vordingborg
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 4
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 81
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2 / 175
Gods (estate) Hovedskov by gods

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Askeby, Askeby Kobbel


Damme Kobbel, Damme Store, Damme Lille, Dammehave

Fanefjord, Fanefjord Kirke

Grønsalen, Grønsund Færgegaard

Hovmarken, Haarbølle, Haabølle Hestehave, Haarbølle Kobbel, Haarbøllebro

Klekkendehøj, Klemmen, Kokseby

Lerbæk, Lille Damme

Maderne, Madses Klint, Maalerøj, Møllebjerg

Pindholm, Præstebjerg

Skovhaver, Slotshaven, Store Damme

Tostenæs Kobbel

Vindebæk, Vindebæk Kobbel, Vollerup, Vollerup Græsgang, Vollerup Kobbel

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Præstø amt: Bogø, Damsholte, Kalvehave

Maribo amt: Stubbekøbing, Åstrup

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, Præstø 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, Præstø" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."

-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.3, Sorø, Præstø, og Bornholms Amt, København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921