Grene Parish, Ribe, Denmark Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

History[edit | edit source]

(Write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Grene Parish
Stift (diocese) Ribe Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Grene
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Koldinghus
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Ribe
Herred (district) Slavs
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 71
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 70
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 4/73
Gods (estate) Engelsholm gods; Jens Simonsens gods i Dons

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1678: A poll * cattle tax exists and can be accessed by clicking here.

  • 30 March 1687: A poll & cattle tax exists. The priest's copy can be accessed by clicking here and the county clerk's copy can be accessed by clicking here.

Place Names[edit | edit source]




Elkjær, Elkær, Elkærholm,

Grene, Grene Kirke, Graahede, Gyttegaards Plantage,


Legoland, Løvlund,

Plougslund, Plovslund,

Silkeborg, Sønder Elkær, Søndergaard,


Østerby, Østerbygaard,

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.
Additionally the following Grene parish records have been transcribed and are available online for free at
Christenings, 1755-1813 Marriages, 1755-1813 Burials, 1755-1813 Introductions, 1811-1813
  • 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, Ribe 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, Ribe" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

Krabsens Stednavnebase (
J.P. Trap, Danmark, Femte Udgave 1965 Ribe Amt.