Gravlev Parish, Ålborg, Denmark Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

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Gravlev Parish
Stift (diocese) Aalborg Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Støvring-Gravlev
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Aalborghus
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Ålborg
Herred (district) Hornum
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 112
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 27
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 5/386
Gods (estate) Ålborg hospital gods; Lindenborg gods; Torstedlund gods; Albæk gods; Buderupholm gods

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1660: A poll tax exists and has been transcribed. It can be accessed by clicking here.

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Binderupsminde, Borup Gaarde, Borup Nørregaard, Bundgaardsminde


Egelund, Egsbjerggaard

Fløe, Flø Nørregaard, Følhøj

Gravlev, Gravlev Hede, Gravlev Nørgaard, Gravlev Sø

Hedehuse, Hensdal, Hjortholm, Hvolbjerg, Høgholt

Klintholm, Kollen, Kovads Bæk



Oplev, Oplev Hedegaard, Oplev Krat, Oplev Tved

Pedersminde, Povlstrup Høj

Sigsgaard, Skillingbro, Skillingbro Teglværk, Smedebakke, Sædhøje

Thingbæk Kalkminer, Tinbæk, Tinbæk Mølle, Trindhat Høj, Trøjborg, Trøjborggaard

Aalborg Høj, Aalestrupgaard

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

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 Word List covers typical terms found in the records. Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Denmark 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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  • 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, Aalborg 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, Aalborg" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <>, Dec 2011.

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 3d ed. Vol. 4, Hjørring, Thisted, Aalborg, Viborg og Randers Amter. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1901.