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[[Denmark|'''''Denmark''''']] &gt; '''''[[Maribo County, Denmark|Maribo]] &gt;&nbsp;Vestenskov''''' <br>
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Guide to '''Vestenskov, Maribo, Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
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[[Image:Vestenskov kirke (Lolland).jpg|thumb|right|350px|<center>Vestenskov Church</center>]]
    
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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(Write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.) <br>
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(Write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.) <br> <br>
    
{{Infobox Danish Parishes
 
{{Infobox Danish Parishes
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| title = Vestenskov Parish
| Stift = Add here
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| Stift = Fyn (Pre-1000-1803), Lolland-Falster (1803-Present)
| Pastorat = Add here
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| Provsti = Lollands Sønder Herred (Pre-1662-1812, 1824-2006), Maribo Amts (1812-1824), Lolland Vestre (2007-Present)
| Amt 1662 - 1793 = Add here
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| Pastorat = Vestenskov-[[Kappel Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy|Kappel]] (Early-Post-1891), Kappel, Kappel-Vestenskov-[[Arninge Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy|Arninge]]-[[Tillitse Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy|Tilitse]] (1990-Post-2000), Kappel-Vestenskov-Arninge (Post-2000-Present)
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| Len -1662 = Halsteds Kloster
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| Amt 1662 - 1793 = Halsteds Kloster
 
| Amt 1794 - 1970 = Maribo
 
| Amt 1794 - 1970 = Maribo
| Herred = Add here
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| Herred = Lollands Sønder
| Kommune = Add here
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| Kommune = Rudbjerg (1970-2007), Lolland (2007-Present)
| 1788 – 1793 Lægd number = Add here
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| 1788 – 1793 Lægd number = 11
| 1794 – 1869 Lægd number = Add here
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| 1794 – 1869 Lægd number = 79
| 1870 – Udskrivningskred /  
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| 1870 – Udskrivningskred / Lægd number = 2/254
Lægd number = Add here
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| Gods = Gammelgård gods; Øllingsøgård gods; Rudbjerggård gods; Fredsholm gods; Christianssæde grebskabs vester distrikt
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=== Place Names  ===
 
=== Place Names  ===
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Barneholm, Bartoftegaard, Bogø Inddæmning, Bondeholm, Brydebølle, <br><br>
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Fredsholm, Fæland, <br><br>
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Halmtoftegård, Haugaard, Havrevænge, Hundshoved, Hvidstensmark, <br><br>
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Katteballe, Krange, Kaareholm, <br><br>
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Lille Vejlø, Læsø, <br><br>
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Næsby, Næsby Birk, Næsby Strand, Næsbygaard, <br><br>
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Raarup, <br><br>
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Savnsø, Savnsøgaard, Savnsø Vig, Skovby, Smalby, Smalby Huse, Smedeholm, Stensø, Store Vejlø, Svanekær, <br><br>
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Traadingø, <br><br>
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Vestenskov, Vester Skovby Øster Bondeholm <br><br>  
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To see what kind of place it is you will need a [[Denmark Gazetteers|Danish Gazetteer]]. <br>
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To see what kind of place it is you will need a [[Denmark Gazetteers|Danish Gazetteer]]. <br>  
    
*'''Surrounding Parishes'''
 
*'''Surrounding Parishes'''
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Maribo amt: [[Arninge Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy|Arninge]], [[Avnede Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy|Avnede]], [[Branderslev Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy|Branderslev]], [[Kappel Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy|Kappel]], [[Nakskov City-Skt. Nikolaj Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy|Nakskov]], [[Tillitse Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy|Tillitse]]<br>
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Svendborg amt: [[Bøstrup Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy|Bøstrup]], [[Fodslette Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy|Fodslette]], [[Fuglsbølle Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy|Fuglsbølle]], [[Hov Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy|Hov]], [[Lindelse Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy|Lindelse]], [[Longelse Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy|Longelse]]. [[Magleby Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy|Magleby]], [[Snøde Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy|Snøde]], [[Tranekær Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy|Tranekær]], [[Tryggelev Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy|Tryggelev]], [[Tullebølle Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy|Tullebølle]]<br>
    
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=== Collections  ===
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==Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records==
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*'''Free Online Database: '''
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*'''Census Records'''
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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 [https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/geo/geo-collection/5 ARKIVALIERONLINE]. Select your county and parish from the drop-down lists. <br>
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*'''Help Reading Danish Records:'''  
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::[[Denmark Parish Register Headings|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|Danish Word List]] covers typical  terms found in the records. [[Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Denmark|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]]. <br>
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*'''Church Records'''
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*'''Help Reading Old Handwriting: '''  
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::*[https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lessons/scandinavian-handwriting Scandinavian Handwriting]
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::*[https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lessons/scandinavian-handwriting-part-3 Scandinavian Handwriting, part 3] - No part 2 available
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::*[http://www.gotisk.dk/index.php/gotiske-tekster-til-tydning Gothic Script and examples (Danish)]<br>
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::*[http://www.gotisk.dk/index.php/links Gothic script help links (Danish)]
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*'''Court Records'''
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*'''Knowing What to Look for Next''':
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::To understand the best research strategies for these records, see [[Denmark Church Records Christenings Guide|Denmark Church Records Christenings Guide]].
 
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== Collections  ==
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*'''Church Records'''
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**[https://www.sa.dk/brug-arkivet/intro-kirkeboeger Kirkebøger - Getting Started]
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**[https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/geo/geo-collection/5 Find church books on Arkivalieronline]
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**[[Denmark Church Records]]
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*'''Census Records'''
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**[https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/rif/rif-collection/7 ARKIVALIERONLINE Census records online]
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**[https://www.sa.dk/brug-arkivet/laer/intro-folketaellinger Censuses - Getting Started]
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**[[Denmark Census]]
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**[https://www.dis-danmark.dk/kipkort/fronta-e.php Census digitization/index availability] - chart showing progress in census digitizing and indexing per location.
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*'''Court Records'''
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**[https://www.sa.dk/brug-arkivet/laer/danske-kancelli-kom-godt-gang Danish Chancellery - Getting Started!]
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**[[Danish Chancery Court Records]]
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**[[Denmark Court Records]]
 
*'''Military Records'''
 
*'''Military Records'''
 
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:*Lægdsruller, Danish Military Levying Rolls, is a census of men eligible to join military  (1789-1932)
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::[https://www.sa.dk/brug-arkivet/laer/intro-laegdsruller What's on Lægdsruller and Søruller]
 
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::[[Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)]]
 
*'''Probate Records'''
 
*'''Probate Records'''
 
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**[https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/other/index-creator/20/471958/17142388 Registers of Wills in the Danish Chancellory]
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**[https://www.sa.dk/brug-arkivet/laer/danske-kancelli-kom-godt-gang Danish Chancellery - Getting Started!]
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**{{RecordSearch|2026233|Denmark, Probate Indexes, 1674-1851}}, index and images.
    
=== Related Sources  ===
 
=== Related Sources  ===
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<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[Denmark Online Genealogy Records]]</span><span class="community_button">[[FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups|Ask the <br>Community]]</span></div>
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===Family History Library Records  ===
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Click [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=150136&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Denmark%2C%20Maribo%22 Denmark, Maribo Records] for a full listing of records at the Family History Library, that 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/help/fhcenters/locations/ '''Family History Center'''] near you. <br>'''Click on "Places within Denmark, Maribo" and then select your parish.'''
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=== References  ===
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- Krabsen &amp; Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." [http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase Stednavnebase] Feb 2012
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=== References  ===
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<br> - Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4d ed. Vol. 4, Maribo, Odense, og Svenborg Amt. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1923.
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[[Category:Maribo_Parishes,_Denmark]] [[Category:Maribo_County,_Denmark]]

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