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Odense Skt. Knuds Parish, Odense, Denmark Genealogy

Guide to Odense Skt. Knuds, Odense, Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


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

Odense Skt. Knuds Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyens Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Sankt Knuds Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Add here
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Odense
Herred (district) Add here
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
Gods (estate) Odense herreds provsti; Odense amtsforvalters gods; Hollufgård gods; Gråbrødre hospitals gods; Ryttergods; Peter Eilschous gods; Åløkkegård gods

Place Names

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

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:
  • 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

Odensedatabasen - This website is a database of the inhabitants of Odense before 1900. Many different sources were indexed to create this database (including church records, civil records, guild records, etc.). The website is pretty simple to use. Simply type in the name of interest and push "Søg." The second part of the database is extracted information of houses and their inhabitants from the fire insurance records. More information and guidance on the website to come. 

Family History Library Records

Click Denmark, Odense 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, Odense" and then select your parish.