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Femø Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy

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

Femø Church


From 1815 to 1825 the church books are extracts of the hovedministerial records. There exists church extracts of the births from 1679-1754 which was perhaps made in 1769.

Femø Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyn (Pre-1000-1803), Lolland-Falster (1803-Present)
Provsti Fuglse herreds (Early-1806, 1848-1971), Maribo amts (1806-1829), Lollands vestre (1829-1848), Lollands nørre (1971-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Femø (Early-Post-2000), Birket-Femø (Post-2000-Present)
Amtstue Ålholms (1660-1686), Ålholm og Maribo Klosters (1686-1718, 1766-1801), Ålholm, Maribo Kloster, og Nykøbings (1719-1766), Maribo (1802-1971)
Len -1662 Nykøbing
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Ålholm (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) Fuglse
Kommune (municipality) Femø (1842-1970), Ravnsborg (1970-Prsent)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 29
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 29
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/283
Gods (estate) Falsters domænesgods med Fejø birk

Place Names

Andemose Nakke,


Darrehøj Flak,

Femø (Fæmø), Færge Havn,

Grønvold Grund,

Issemose, Issemose Bjerg,





Skellerev, Sletteren, Stenøre Nakke, Sønderby,

Vesternakke, Vindnæs Horn,

Østerklint, Østmose

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Maribo amt: Askø, Bandholm, Birket, Brarup, Fejø, Hunseby, Kippinge, Sakskøbing Landsogn, Stokkemarke, Tårs, Vigsnæs, Våbensted, Vålse

Præstø amt: Kastrup

Sorø amt: Agersø, Fyrendal, Holsteinborg, Karrebæk, Magleby, Marvede, Omø, Tjæreby, Ørslev

Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records

  • 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:
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.


  • 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

Family History Library Records

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.


- 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.