Skt. Nikolaj Parish København, København, Denmark

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


After Skt. Nikolaj parish church burnt in 1795, the parish was disbanded. When the parish was disbanded on 14 December 1805, the parish was divided between Vor Frue, Helligånds, Trinitatis, Holmens, and Garnisons parishes.

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Street Names

Admiralgade, Amagertorv, Amaliegade, Anthonistræde

Boldhusgade, Borgergade, Broen til Toldboden, Bryghusgade

David Skolemesters Gaard, Delfingade, Dronningens Tværgade, Dybensgade

Fortunstræde, Frederiksholms Kanal, Færgestræde

Gammel Mønt, Gammel Strand, Gothersgade, Grønnegade

Halmstræde, Hindegade, Hvælingen, Højbro Plads

I Gangen, Integade

Kjøbmagergade, Klarboderne, Kongensgade, Kongens Nytorv, Kristen Bernikows Stræde, Kronprinsensgade, Kvæsthusgade

Lille Færgestræde, Lille Helliggeistesstræde, Lille Kirkestræde, Lille Kongensgade, Lille Regnegade, Lille Strandstræde, Læderstræde


Naboløs, Norgesgade, Ny Adelgade, Nyhavn, Ny Kanal, Ny Kongensgade, Ny Toldbodgade

Peder Madsens Gang, Pilestræde, Pistolstræde, Prinsensgade


Sankt Annæ Gade, Silkegade, Skvaldergade, Store Færgestræde, Store Helliggeistesstræde, Store Kirkestræde, Store Kjøbmagergade, Store Kongensgade, Store Regnegade, Store Strandstræde, Stormgade, Sværtegade




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Family History Library Records

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