Gerlev Parish, Sorø, Denmark Genealogy

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Gerlev Church

History[edit | edit source]

Gerlev has traditionally been an annex of Lundforlund parish. The chapelry was closed from 1924-1936. It was then merged with the Slots Bjergby chapelry in 1971.

Gerlev Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Provsti Slagelse herreds (Early-1808, 1828-1972), Sorø amts (1808-1828), Slagelse-Korsør (1972-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Lundforlund-Gerlev (Early-Post-1874), Lundforlund-Gerlev-Slots Bjergby-Sludstrup (1971-Present)
Amtstue Antvorskov (1660-1668), Antvorskov og Korsør (1668-1863), Slagelse (1863-1973)
Len -1662 Antvorskov
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Antvorskov og Korsør (1660-1798)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Sorø (1798-1970), Vestsjællands (1970-Present)
Herred (district) Slagelse
Kommune (municipality) Lundforlund-Gerlev (1842-1966), Hashøj (1966-1970), Hashøj og Slagelse (1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 19
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 53
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/334
Gods (estate) Svanholm gods; Gunderslevholm gods; Antvorskov gods; Antvorskov birk Birketing

Place Names[edit | edit source]



Gerlev, Gerlev Enge, Gerlev Østermark, Gerlev, Lb., Grønhøjgaard,

Lyngerup Mark, Lyngerup, Lb.,

Seerdrup, Seerdrup, Lb.

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

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Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records[edit | edit source]

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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.
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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, Sorø Records for a full listing of records at the Family History Librarythat 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, Sorø" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase.",
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.3, Sorø Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921