Herritslev Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy

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

Herritslev Church

History[edit | edit source]

Originally Herritslev was a main parish with Bregninge as an annex. This changed on 17 April 1688 when Herritslev lost Bregninge and instead became an annex parish under Nysted. Then in 1964 Herritslev became an annex parish under Døllefjelde parish. It later became part of the Brydebjerg-Krumsø chapelry which contains Døllefjelde, Musse, Herritslev, Øster Ulslev, Vester Ulslev, and Godsted parishes.

Herritslev Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyn (Pre-1000-1803), Lolland-Falster (1803-Present)
Provsti Musse herred (Early-1806, 1848-1971), Maribo amt (1806-1829), Lollands østre (1829-1848, 1971-Present),
Pastorat (chapelry) Herritslev-Bregninge (Early-1688), Nysted-Herritslev (1688-1964), Døllefjelde-Musse-Herritslev (1964-Post-2000), Brydebjerg-Krumsø (Post-2000-Present)
Amtstue Ålholm (1660-1686), Ålholm og Maribo Kloster (1686-1718, 1767-1801), Ålholm, Maribo Kloster, og Nykøbing (1718-1766), Maribo (1802-1970)
Len -1662 Ålholm
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Ålholm (1660-1661), Ålholm og Halsted Kloster (1661-1685), Ålholm, Halsted Kloster, og Maribo Kloster (1685-1803), Maribo (1803-1970), Storstrøm (1970-Present)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Maribo
Herred (district) Musse
Kommune (municipality) Herritslev (1842-1970), Nysted (1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 25
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 55
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/222
Gods (estate) Lollands rytterdistrikt; Bremersvold gods; Ålholm gods; Christiansholm godser; Christiansholm grevskab

Place Names[edit | edit source]




Herritslev (Herridslev),

Kallehave-Kalvehave, Kalvehave Huse, Kæmpegaarden,


Skaarup, Skaarupgaard, Stubberup, Stubberupgaard

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Maaribo amt: Bregninge, Godsted, Musse, Nysted landsogn, Øster Ulslev

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 Word List covers typical terms found in the records. Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Denmark will help you translate dates written in feast day form. Denmark surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study Denmark Names, Personal.
  • Help Reading Old Handwriting:
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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]