Drejø Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

(Write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Drejø Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift (diocese) Fyens Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Drejø Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Nyborg
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Svendborg
Herred (district) Sunds
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 26
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 26, 31
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 3/56
Gods (estate) Sunds herreds provsti; Egeskov gods; Stensgård gods på Fyn; Hvedholm gods; Flintholm gods; Løjtved gods


Place Names[edit | edit source]

Birkholm,

Danmark,

Drejet, Drejø, Drejø By,

Flæskholm, Flæskholm Flak,

Grydholm, Græsholm,

Hjelmshoved, Hjortø, Hjortø By,

Hvedholmsgave, Højestene Løb, Høllehoved,

Kalveodde, Knappen,

Mejlholm, Mejlhoved Odde, Mejlhoveds Odde,

Næbbesodde,

Odden,

Revet,

Sandhoved, Skarsand, Skarø, Skarø By, Skarø Flak, Skarø Odde, Skarø Rev, Skoven, Skovens Vig, Stendyssen,

Vibeholm, Vigen,

Østerhoved

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

  • 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:
FamilySearch offers free online lessons about reading old Danish handwriting: Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 1: Scandinavian Gothic Letters, Lesson 2: Names, Words, and Dates, and Lesson 3: Handwritten Records
Gothic Script and examples (Danish)
Gothic script help links (Danish)
  • 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, Svendborg 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, Svendborg" and then select your parish.



References[edit | edit source]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/> Apr 2012


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