Hunseby Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

The priest's farmhouse either burned on 22 November 1873 or 24 November 1873 but several of the records still survived. The engagements, marriages, and burials all begin in 1735. The births, however, begin in 1720. This is because from 1720-1751 there are transcripts made by the clerk from a book which has since been lost.

Hunseby Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyn (Pre-1000-1803), Lolland-Falster (1803-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Hunseby (Early-Present)
Len -1662 Add here
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Ålholm
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Maribo
Herred (district) Musse
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 36
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 66
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/236
Gods (estate) Åsmarke gods; Havlykke gods; Grevskabet Knuthenborg; Berritsgård gods; Engestofte gods; Nielstrup gods; Hardenberg-Reventlow grevskaber; Maribo birk Birketing

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Aamosehuse, Aarsmarke, Anderstrup, Anderstrupgaard,



Grevelodden, Grimstrup,

Hasagergaard, Hunsaa, Hunseby,


Knuthenborg, Knuthenborg Avlsgaard, Kristinelund,



Sakshøj, Skelstrup, Skelstrupgaard, Strandby,

Toftegaard, Tokkeløkke Huse,

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Maribo amt: Askø, Bandholm, Engestofte, Femø, Maribo, Maribo Landdistrikt, Våbensted, Østofte

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:
  • 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, 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]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <> Feb 2012

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4d ed. Vol. 4, Maribo, Odense, og Svenborg Amt. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1923.