Holtug Parish, Præstø, Denmark Genealogy

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

Holtug Church

History[edit | edit source]

Holtug became an annex of Magleby parish on 23 June 1683. It was latter removed and became its own chapelry again until 1968 when became Magleby's annex again.

Holtug 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 Stevns herreder (1856-1862, 1894-1895), Tryggevælde (1972-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Holtug (Early-1683, Post-1892-1968), Magleby Stevns-Holtug (1683-Post-1892, 1968-Present)
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 (1803-1970), Storstrøm (1970-Present)
Herred (district) Stevns
Kommune (municipality) Magleby-Holtug (1842-1917), Holtug (1917-1962), Stevns (1962-1970, 1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 18
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 18
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2 / 95
Gods (estate) Vemmetofte klosters gods; Bregentved gods; Spanager gods; Sparresholm gods; Ålebækgård gods; Gjorslev gods; Søholm gods; Erikstrup gods

Place Names[edit | edit source]


Bredeløkke, Bredeløkke Huse, Bækkehusene, Bøgeskov, Bøgeskovshus,

Gjorslev, Gjorslev Bøgeskov, Gjorslev Dyrehave, Gjorslev Huse, Gjorslev Mølle, Gjorslev Skovhus, 

Holtug, Holtug Gaard, Holtug Mølle, Holtuggaard,

Klokkerhuset, Kulstirenden, 


Præsteskov, Præsteskovshus, 

Raaby, Raaby Huse, Raaby Mark, Raahoved Skov,


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

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

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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.
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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.
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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