Hørsholm Parish, Frederiksborg, Denmark Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

Hørsholm is an affluent city on the Øresund coast north of Copenhagen, Denmark. It covers most of Hørsholm Municipality and straddles the borders of neighbouring Fredensborg Municipality and Rudersdal Municipality. Hørsholm proper is developed around Hirschholm Palace which was constructed in the 1730s but the town has later absorbed several of the nearby communities that are of much older origins.

Hørsholm gradually grew together with the neighbouring communities Usserød, Rungsted and Smidstrup. Most recently, Hørsholm has grown together with Kokkedal in Fredensborg-Humlebæk Municipality and Trørød, Vedbæk and Gammel Holte in Rudersdal Municipality.[1]

Hørsholm parish was split off from Birkerød parish on 14 January 1784. For earlier parish records see Birkerød.

Hørsholm Parish
Stift (diocese) Helsingør Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Hørsholm Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Hirsholm
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Frederiksborg
Herred (district) Lynge Kronborg
Kommune (municipality) Hørsholm
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 3
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 52,62
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 1/97
Gods (estate) Hørsholm amtstuedistrikt; Lynge-Kronborg herreds provsti

Place Names[edit | edit source]


Folehave, Fredhejm,

Helleholm, Hørsholm,





 Smidstrup, Sophienberg,



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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Frederiksborg amt: Birkerød, Blovstrød, Karlebo

København amt: Vedbæk

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.
  • Help Reading Old Handwriting:
  • 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, Frederiksborg Recordsfor 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, Frederiksborg" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

-Krabsen Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.2, Holbæk Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1920