Fejø Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy

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Fejø Church

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

History[edit | edit source]

Fejø suffered a fire on 2 April 1854. However, early parish records are still available because starting in 1769, extracts of the parish records were kept. These extracts go as far back as 1668. While they are invaluable, it is important to remember that these are copies and not the original records. The originals were destroyed in the fire. Also from 1812 to 1824 the kontraministerial records are extracts of the hovedministerial records.

Fejø Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyn (Pre-1000-1803), Lolland-Falster (1803-Present)
Provsti Fuglse herred (Early-1806), Maribo amts (1806-1829), Lollands vestre (1829-1848), Fuglse herreds (1848-1971), Lollands nørre (1971-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Fejø
Amtstue Ålhoms (1660-1686), Ålholm og Maribo Klosters (1686-1718, 1767-1801), Ålholm, Maribo Kloster, og Nykøbings (1719-1766), Maribo (1802-1971)
Len -1662 Nykøbing
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Ålholm (1660-1661), Ålholm og Halsted Klosters (1661-1685), Ålholm, Halsted og Maribo Klosters (1685-1803)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Maribo (1803-1970) Storstrøms (1970-Present)
Herred (district) Fuglse
Kommune (municipality) Fejø (1842-1970), Ravnsborg (1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 28
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 28
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/282
Gods (estate) Falsters domænesgods med Fejø birk; Falsters rytterdistrikt;

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Andemose, Avernakke

Barfred, Bibjerg, Briet

Dragsbjæg, Dybvig, Dybvig Havn



Nebberne, Nørreherred

Skallebakken, Skalø, Skalø Grund, Skoven, Skovnakke, Sletteren, Sletterne, Store Mose, Stålgrund Sand, Sønderherred

Vasen, Vejrø, Vesterby


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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Maribo amt: Askø, Birket, Femø, Horslunde, Stokkemarke

Sorø amt: Agersø, Fyrendal, Holsteinborg, Karrebæk, Magleby, Marvede, Omø, Tjæreby, 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, 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." 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.