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A ''herred'' is a local judicial district in Denmark. The district has existed in Denmark for centuries and is made of two or more parishes. However, cities had a different judicial system. The district sheriff was the main authority in the district and the local representative of the king. As the local court, the herred had many responsibilities including announcements for the king, probates, minor felonies, local police, epidemic records, military levying, etc.  
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A ''herred'' is a minor jurisdictional district in Denmark. The herred has existed in Denmark since at least 1232 and usually comprises multiple parishes. Administratively it is equivalent to the English "Hundred" and originally referred to a region responsible to provide one hundred men for military service.
  
The different records that can be found on the district level are civil registration, court records, passports for emigration and immigration, guardianship records, land and property, military records, notarial records, probates, taxation records, histories of the district, and some censuses, especially for Southern Jylland.<br>
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Several administrative responsibilities were assigned to herreds including church inspections, notary services, fire protection, promulgating announcements for the king, probates, prosecuting minor felonies, providing local law enforcement, keeping records of epidemics, military conscription ([[Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)|levying rolls]]), etc. The district sheriff (herredsfoged) was the main authority in the district and the local representative of the king. Cities had a separate jurisdictional authority.  
  
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A search of The National Archives of Denmark's online catalog, [https://www.sa.dk/daisy/daisy_forside Daisy], using the term "Herred" as archive creator (arkivskaber) will return a list of herreds in Denmark and the records they created.
  
== References<br> ==
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Records created by the herred include civil registration, court, passport, guardianship, land and property, military, notarial, probate, taxation, histories of the district, and some censuses, especially for Southern Jylland.<br>
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Herreds can contain smaller jurisdictions called birker. <br>
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== References<br> ==
  
 
- Wikipedia. "Herred." [http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herred http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herred]. Accessed 23 May 2011.  
 
- Wikipedia. "Herred." [http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herred http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herred]. Accessed 23 May 2011.  
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- Wikipedia. "Kong Valdemars Jordebog." (https://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kong_Valdemars_Jordebog). Accessed 12 October 2015.
  
 
- Worsøe, Hans H. Politikens Håndbog i Slægtshistorie. København (Copenhagen): Politikens Forlag A/S, 2005. <br>  
 
- Worsøe, Hans H. Politikens Håndbog i Slægtshistorie. København (Copenhagen): Politikens Forlag A/S, 2005. <br>  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:03, 20 February 2019

A herred is a minor jurisdictional district in Denmark. The herred has existed in Denmark since at least 1232 and usually comprises multiple parishes. Administratively it is equivalent to the English "Hundred" and originally referred to a region responsible to provide one hundred men for military service.

Several administrative responsibilities were assigned to herreds including church inspections, notary services, fire protection, promulgating announcements for the king, probates, prosecuting minor felonies, providing local law enforcement, keeping records of epidemics, military conscription (levying rolls), etc. The district sheriff (herredsfoged) was the main authority in the district and the local representative of the king. Cities had a separate jurisdictional authority.

A search of The National Archives of Denmark's online catalog, Daisy, using the term "Herred" as archive creator (arkivskaber) will return a list of herreds in Denmark and the records they created.

Records created by the herred include civil registration, court, passport, guardianship, land and property, military, notarial, probate, taxation, histories of the district, and some censuses, especially for Southern Jylland.

Herreds can contain smaller jurisdictions called birker.

References
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- Wikipedia. "Herred." http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herred. Accessed 23 May 2011.

- Wikipedia. "Kong Valdemars Jordebog." (https://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kong_Valdemars_Jordebog). Accessed 12 October 2015.

- Worsøe, Hans H. Politikens Håndbog i Slægtshistorie. København (Copenhagen): Politikens Forlag A/S, 2005.