Damsholte Parish, Præstø, Denmark Genealogy

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

Damsholte Church



History[edit | edit source]

Damsholte was split off from Stege parish on 17 April 1743. Stege has parish records as early as 1661. If your ancestor lived in Damsholte, check there for earlier records.

Damsholte Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Provsti Mønbo herreds (Early-1808), Præstø amts (1808-1814), Præstø amts søndre (1814-1828), Bårse og Mønbø herreders (1828-1972), Stege-Vordingborg (1972-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Damsholte (1743-1989), Stege-Nyord-Damsholte (1989-Post 2000), Damsholte (Present)
Amtstue Møns (1742-1973)
Len -1662 Møns
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Møns (1742-1803)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Præstø (1803-1970), Storstrøms (1970-Present)
Herred (district) Mønbo
Kommune (municipality) Damsholte (1842-1968), Møn (1968-1970, 1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 3
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 80
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2 / 174
Gods (estate) Åstrup gods; Marienborg gods; Hovedskov by gods; Frenderup by og gods


Place Names[edit | edit source]

Askeby,

Bastenæs, Bavnejøj, Borren,

Damsholte,

Ebbelnæs, Egeløkke,

Frenderup,

Grønved Skov, Grønved Skovfogedhus,

Hjelm, Hjelm Kobbel, Hjelm Nakke, Hjælm,

Kostervig,

Lind Lille, Lind Store, Liseby,

Maglemose, Marienborg,

Ny Æbelnæs, Nylukke, Nylukke Huset, Næsholm, Nørre Frenderup,

Orehæld,

Raabylille, Rydsbæk, Rytsebæk, Rytzebæk, Røddinge, Rødehuse,

Sprove, Sprove Husrække, Store Lind, Storkeskov, Strandskov, Sønder Frenderup,

Æbelnæs

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Præstø amt: Bogø, Fanefjord, Kalvehave, Stege Landsogn

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, Præstø 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, 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