Vissenbjerg Parish, Odense, Denmark Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

Until 1 January 2007 Vissenbjerg municipality was a municipality in the former Funen County on the island of Funen in central Denmark and the municipality's main city and site of its municipal council was the town of Vissenbjerg.
Vissenbjerg municipality ceased to exist as the result of The Municipality Reform of 2007 when it was merged with Assens, Glamsbjerg, Haarby Tommerup, and Aarup municipalities to form the new Assens municipality. The new municipality belongs to Region of Southern Denmark.

Vissenbjerg Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyens Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Vissenbjerg Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Rugaard
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Odense
Herred (district) Odense
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 3/158 or 159
Gods (estate) Henrik Rasmussens gods iAssenbølle; Langesø gods; Harritslevgård gods; Erholm gods; Søndergårde gods; Ryttergods; Peter Eilschous gods; Ruggård gods

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Andebølle, Andebøllemose, Andebølleskov, Andebølle Storskov, Assenbølle,

Baghave Huse, Bagmose, Bred, Bred Mosehuse, Brønserød,



Fuglevig, Fuglsang,

Gadsbølle, Gadsbøllegaard, Gammellund, Gammelmark, Gertrudsholm, Gripskov, Grøftebjerg, Grønnehave,

Hesbjerg, Hestehave, Hjortebjerg, Højbjerg, Højbjerglund,


Karhusene, Kelstrup, Kelstrupgaard, Kelstrupskov, Kildebjerg, Kirke, Kolbjerg, Kyllensten, Kaadekilde,

Levashusene, Lille Markusholm, Lundsgaard, Laaninge, Laaninggaarde,

Magtenbølle, Magtenbølle Mark, Magtenbølle Skovlav, Magtenbølletorn,

Neverkær, Ny Grøftebjerg, Nøjsomhed,

Ornebjerg, Ornebjerglund,

Ravnemark, Rold, Roldsløkker, Rønholt, Røverskoven,

Savmose, Sellebjerg, Sevads Huse, Skalbjerg Stationsby, Skallebølle, Skovmøllen, Skovsby, Skovsted, Skønborg, Sprattenborg, Stensgaard, Store Markusholm, Sveltegyden,


Aalsmose, Aaruplund

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


  • 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 Names, Personal.
  • Help Reading Old 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, Odense 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 Family History Center near you.
Click on "Places within Denmark, Odense" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <>, Dec 2011.

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4d ed. Vol. 4, Maribo, Odense, og Svendborg Amt. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1920.