Højst Parish, Tønder, Denmark Genealogy

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History

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Højst
Jurisdictions
Stift Ribe
Pastorat Højst
Herred Slogs
Kommune Tønder
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
Retskreds Add here
Skifteretten Add here
Gods Add here


Place Names:

Adelvad, Alslev, Alslev Kro, Alslev Mose, Alslev over Åen, Alslev Vrå, Busholm, Bøgvad, Ellehus, Ellehus Østermark, Frifelt, Hjortholm, Holme, Hungerborg, Højst, Kov, Korskro, Landlyst, Langevad, Lille hus, Lille Svinborg, Lille Vester Højst, Lundsgaarde, Margretegaard, Metaslund, Metasminde, Mosbøl, På Sandet, Skovbovad, Svinborg, Søvang, Træholm, Vedbæk, Vester Højst, Vester Højst Mark, Vittegaard, Øster Højst

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

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Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records

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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 Word List covers typical terms found in the records. Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Denmark will help you translate dates written in feast day form. Denmark surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study Denmark Names, Personal.
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Collections

  • Lægdsruller, Danish Military Levying Rolls, is a census of men eligible to join military (1789-1932)
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Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)

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Family History Library Records

Click Denmark, Tønder Records for a full listing of records at the Family History Library, that may be viewed on loan at a Family History Center near you. Click on "Places within Denmark, Tønder" and then select your parish.


References

-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."
http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/, Nov 2012
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 5te ed. Vol.25, Tønder Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1966