Grindsted Parish, Ribe, Denmark Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Grindsted Parish
Stift (diocese) Ribe Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Grindsted
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Koldinghus
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Ribe
Herred (district) Slavs
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 54-55
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 67-68
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 4/70-71
Gods (estate) Engelsholm gods; Stovgård gods

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]


Dal, Dalshuse, Dyvelsrække,

Eg, Eg Plantage, Engmose Bæk,

Frodeslund Plantage, Fugdal,

Grindsted, Grindsted Mark, Grindsted Plantage,

Hinnum, Horsbøl,



Lamborg, Loft, Lykkesknude,

Modvig, Morsbøl, Morsbøl Bæk, Morsbøl Plantage,

Nollund, Nollund Hede, Nollund Klostergaard, Nørre Urup,


Simmelbæk, Simmelgårde, Sortebjerge, Sønderby, Sønderbymark, Sønderby Mose, Sønderkær Bæk,

Trekroner, Tudsborg, Tusborg,

Urup, Urup Kirke, Utoft, Utoft Plantage,

Vadbol, Vadbøl, Vesterbæk,

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 Grindsted parish records are online and available for free at
Christenings, 1693-1814 Marriages, 1693-1814 Burials, 1693-1814 Introductions,1693-1814
  • 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.