Hellested Parish, Præstø, Denmark Genealogy

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

Hellested Church

History[edit | edit source]

The priest's farmhouse in Hellested burned on 6 December 1707 and all prior parish records were lost.

Hellested Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Provsti Stevns herred (Early-1808), Præstø amt (1808-1814), Præstø amt nordre (1814-1828), Fakse, Bjæverskov, og Stevns herreder (1828-1856, 1862-1894, 1895-1972), Bjæverskov og Stenvs herreder (1856-1862, 1894-1895), Tryggevælde (1972-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Spjellerup-Smerup-Hellested-Vemmetofte
Amtstue Tryggevælde (1660-1861), Præstø (1861-Present)
Len -1662 Tryggevælde
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Tryggevælde (1660-1750), Vordingborg og Tryggevælde (1750-1803)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Præstø (1805-1970), Storstrøm (1970-Present)
Herred (district) Stevns
Kommune (municipality) Hellested (1842-1970), Stevns (1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 24
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 24
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2 / 127
Gods (estate) Vallø gods; Jomfruens Egede gods; Bregentved gods; Juellinge gods; Vallø stifts gods; Universitetets gods

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Arnøje, Arnøje Bolskov,  Arnøje Hestehave, Arnøje Hestehavehus, Arnøje Markhus,

Barup, Boelskov, Bolskov, Bøgeholts Hus, 

Hellested, Hellested Mark, Hellested Markhus, Hellested Mølle, Hellested Overdrev, Hellested Præstemark, Hellsested Nyby,

Juellinge, Luellinge Boelskov, Juellinge gl. Møllehuse, Juellinge Havehus, Muellinge Mølle, Juellinge Møllehuse, Juellinge Skovhus, 




Sandgrav, Stubbekrogen, Sønderby,

Tåstrup, Tåstrup Mark, Tåstrup Markhus, Tåstrup Overdrev, Tåstrup,


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 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:
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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, Præstø 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, Præstø" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/

-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.3, Sorø, Præstø, og Bornholms Amt, København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921