Vestenskov Parish, Maribo, Denmark Genealogy

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

Vestenskov Church

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.)

Vestenskov Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyn (Pre-1000-1803), Lolland-Falster (1803-Present)
Provsti Lollands Sønder Herred (Pre-1662-1812, 1824-2006), Maribo Amts (1812-1824), Lolland Vestre (2007-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Vestenskov-Kappel (Early-Post-1891), Kappel, Kappel-Vestenskov-Arninge-Tilitse (1990-Post-2000), Kappel-Vestenskov-Arninge (Post-2000-Present)
Len -1662 Halsteds Kloster
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Halsteds Kloster
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Maribo
Herred (district) Lollands Sønder
Kommune (municipality) Rudbjerg (1970-2007), Lolland (2007-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 11
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 79
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/254
Gods (estate) Gammelgård gods; Øllingsøgård gods; Rudbjerggård gods; Fredsholm gods; Christianssæde grebskabs vester distrikt

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Barneholm, Bartoftegaard, Bogø Inddæmning, Bondeholm, Brydebølle,

Fredsholm, Fæland,

Halmtoftegård, Haugaard, Havrevænge, Hundshoved, Hvidstensmark,

Katteballe, Krange, Kaareholm,

Lille Vejlø, Læsø,

Næsby, Næsby Birk, Næsby Strand, Næsbygaard,


Savnsø, Savnsøgaard, Savnsø Vig, Skovby, Smalby, Smalby Huse, Smedeholm, Stensø, Store Vejlø, Svanekær,


Vestenskov, Vester Skovby Øster Bondeholm

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Maribo amt: Arninge, Avnede, Branderslev, Kappel, Nakskov, Tillitse

Svendborg amt: Bøstrup, Fodslette, Fuglsbølle, Hov, Lindelse, Longelse. Magleby, Snøde, Tranekær, Tryggelev, Tullebølle

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:
  • 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, 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.

References[edit | edit source]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." Stednavnebase Feb 2012

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