Holsted Parish, Ribe, Denmark Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Holsted is a former municipality in the Region of Southern Denmark on the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark.
On January 1, 2007, Holsted municipality ceased to exist due to The Municipality Reform of 2007 when it was merged with Brørup, Rødding, and Vejen municipalities to form the new Vejen municipality.

Holsted Parish
Stift (diocese) Ribe Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Holsted Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Riberhus
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Ribe
Herred (district) Malt
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 30
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 30
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 4/19
Gods (estate) Malt herreds provsti; Kærgård gods; Estrup og Skodborghus godser; Nielsbygård gods; Endrupholm gods; Føvling-Holsted præstegods

Place Names[edit | edit source]


Bjøvlund Plantage, Bøgebjerg,



Favrskov, Favrskovgaard,

Guldagergaard, Gørklint,

Hansholm, Holsted, Holsted Mose, Holsted Stationsby, Holsted Vesterby, Hulkær,

Kystbækgaard, Kærsgaard,

Lintrup, Løbners Plantage,

Nørre Holsted,


Sekær, Sekær Bæk, Skyggedal, Skyggedalgaard, Særmark, Sønder Holsted,


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:
  • 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, Ribe 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, Ribe" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

Krabsens Stednavnebase (http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/)
J.P. Trap, Danmark, Femte Udgave 1965 Ribe Amt.