Birket Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy

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

Birket Church

History[edit | edit source]

Originally Birket was its own chapelry. Then in 1687, it was annexed to Vesterborg.

Birket Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyn (Pre-1000-1803), Lolland-Falster (1803-Present)
Provsti Lollands Sønderherred (Early-1806, 1921-1971), Maribo Amt (1806-1829), Lollands Vestre (1829-1921), Lollands Søndre (1971-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Birket (Early-1687, Post-1891-Post-2000), Vesterborg-Birket (1687-Post-1891), Birket-Femø (Post-2000-Present)
Amtstue Halsted Klosters (1660-1696, 1707-1801), Halsted Klosters, Ålholm, og Maribo Klosters (1696-1706), Maribos (1802-1971)
Len -1662 Halsted Kloster
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Halsted Klosters (1660-1661), Ålholm og Halsted Klosters (1661-1685), Ålholm, Halsted Klosters, og Maribo Klosters (1685-1803)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Maribo (1803-1970), Storstrøms (1970-Present)
Herred (district) Lollands Sønderherred
Kommune (municipality) Birket (1842-1970), Ravnsborg (1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 17
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 85
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/280
Gods (estate) Åsmarke gods; Havlykke gods; Grevskabet Knuthenborg; Krenkerup gods; Provste og Kalentegodset; Christianssæde grebskabs vester distrikt;

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Bavnehøj, Birket, Bregneholt, Bregneholt Huse,


Egelund, Ernstminde,



Hejringe, Hejringe Huse, Hjelmholt,

Kalvehavegaard, Kollinggaard, Kongsted, Kragenæs, Krangerne,

Lille Lindet, Lindet,

Magletving, Magletving Holme,

Ravnsborg, Ravnsborg Voldsted, Ravnsby, Ravnsby Bakke, Ravnsby Mose,

Savskærergaard, Slettemark, Store Lindet, Staalmose Huse, Søvængerne,

Torrig, Torrig Kranger, Torrig Skov, Torrig Vig, Torvig,


Ørby Aa, Ørbygaard

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Maribo amt: Askø, Fejø, Horslunde, Stokkemarke, Vesterborg

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, 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 Family History Center near you.

Click on "Places within Denmark, Maribo" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." Stednavnebase Jan 2012

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