Helsingør City Domsogn/Skt. Olai Parish, Frederiksborg, Denmark Genealogy

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Guide to Helsingør City Skt. Olai (Domsogn), Frederiksborg, Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Helsingør Sankt Olai Church

History[edit | edit source]

From 1536 to 1961, the parish's official name was Helsingør Sankt Olai Sogn, though it was also often called Helsingør Domsogn. In 1961, the name of the parish was changed to Helsingør Domkirkes Sogn.

Helsingør City Skt. Olai
Stift (diocese) Sjælland (Early-1922), København (1922-1961), Helsingør (1961-Present)
Provsti Lynge-Kronborg (Early-1808), Frederiksborg amt (1808-1824), Lynge-Kronborg herred (1824-1960), Helsingør købstad (1960-1970), Helsingør (1970-1971), Helsingør domprovsti (1971-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Sankt Olai
Amtstue Kronborg (1660-1672, 1680-1717, 1796-1878), Frederiksborg og Kronborg (1672-1680, 1717-1796), Frederiksborg (1878-1973)
Len -1662 Kronborg
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Kronborg (1660-1672), Frederiksborg og Kronborg (1672-1771), Fredeirksborg, Kronborg, og Hørsholm (1771-1805)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Frederiksborg (1805-1970, 1970-Present)
Herred (district) Lynge-Kronborg
Kommune (municipality) Helsingør købstad (1837-1970), Helsingør (1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number NA
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 65
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 1/153
Gods (estate) NA

Place Names[edit | edit source]

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Frederiksborg amt: Egebæksvang, Hellebæk, Tikøb

Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records[edit | edit source]

  • Additional Helsingør Skt Olai Records:
Navneregister over døbte i Helsingør Skt. Olai Sogn (1681 - 1874) - name index of baptisms in Helsingør Skt Olai parish
  • 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:
  • FamilySearch offers free online lessons about reading old Danish 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]