Citadels Parish København, København, Denmark Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

Citadels church was dedicated 26 November 1704. On 9 Jan 1739, Citadellet Frederikshavns congregation seperated from Garnisons parish and became Citadels parish.

The following is a chronological list of changes to the parish:

  • 16 Dec 1892 - the areas of Middelgrundsfortet, Trekroner, Pøvstenen, Lynetten, and Mellemfortet were added to the parish
  • 2 October 1902 - until this date, Citadels parish was primarily a military parish, but on this date a civilian congregation was established.
  • 30 Dec 1915 - part of Skt. Jacobs parish was added to Citadels.
  • 8 Feb 1923 - part of Davids parish added to Citadels
  • 2 Sept 1949 - All military personel and their families required to attend Citadels (or another military parish), no matter if they live outside the parish boundaries or not.
  • 1 Oct 1973 - the areas of Trekroner, Prøvestenen, and Mellemfortet were given to Vor Frelser parish

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Street Names[edit | edit source]




Folke Bernadottes Alle, Fridtjof Nansens Plads


Hardangergader, Holsteinsgade

Jens Munks Gade

Kastellet, Kastelsvej

Langelinie, Lipkesgade, Livjægergade


Nordborggade, Nordre Toldbod, Næstvedgade


Stavangergade, Strandboulevarden, Sønderborggade

Toldbodvej, Trondhjems Plads, Trondhjemsgade



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

  • Surrounding Parishes

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 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.
  • Help Reading Old Handwriting:
FamilySearch offers free online lessons about reading old Danish 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, København 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, København" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]