Gurreby Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy

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

Gurreby Church

History[edit | edit source]

In 1694 Gurreby was an annex of Skovlænge parish. The priest's farmhouse in Skovlænge burned on 4 July 1768. The parish records survived and Gurreby has records beginning in 1698 and Skovlænge has them beginning in 1659.

Gurreby Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyn (Pre-1000-1803), Lolland-Falster (1803-Present)
Provsti Lollands Sønderherred (Early-1806, 1921-1971), Maribo amt (1806-1829), Lollands vestre (1829-1921), Lollands sønder (1971-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Gurreby (Early-1634), Gurreby-Ryde (1634-1692), Søllested-Skovlænge-Gurreby (1692-1842, Post-2000-Present), Skovlænge-Gurreby (1842-Post-1891)
Amtstue Halsted Kloster (1660-1696, 1707-1801), Halsted Kloster, Ålholm, og Maribo Kloster (1696-1706), Maribo (1802-1971)
Len -1662 Halsted Kloster
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Halsted Kloster (1660-1661), Ålholm og Halsted Kloster (1661-1685(86)), Ålholm, Halsted Kloster, Maribo Kloster (1685-1803)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Maribo (1803-1970), Storstrøm (1970-Present)
Herred (district) S. H. Lolland
Kommune (municipality) Skovlænge-Gurreby-Søllested (1842-1843), Skovlænge-Gurreby (1843-1966), Højreby (1966-1970), Højreby og Nakskov (1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 21
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 89
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/261
Gods (estate) Gammelgård gods; Øllingsøgård gods

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Gurreby, Gurrebygaard, Hestehave, Højreby Huse, Kohave, Nørredal, Saltingshøje, Volshave, Volshavegaard

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Maribo amt: Arninge, Avnede, Græshave, Skovlænge, Søllested

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 Personal Names.
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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 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, Maribo" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." Stednavnebase Feb 2012

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4d ed. Vol. 4, Maribo, Odense, og Svenborg Amt. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1923.