Holmen Parish København, København, Denmark Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

Holmen is a water-bound neighbourhood in Copenhagen, Denmark, occupying the former grounds of the Royal Naval Base and Dockyards. Holmen is a congregation of small islands, forming a north-eastern extension of Christianshavn between Zealand and the northern tip of Amager.
Though technically a part of the central Indre By district of Copenhagen, being a cul-de-sac as districts go, the area has a somewhat quiet and remote reputation and feel to it. Holmen was also known as Bremerholm parish.

Holmen Parish
Stift (diocese) Københavns Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Holmens Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Add here
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Copenhagen City
Herred (district) Add here
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
Gods (estate) Add here

Street Names[edit | edit source]

Adelgade, Admiralgade, Asylgade

Balsamgade, Bjørnegade, Boldhusgade, Borgergade, Bremerholm, Bryggerlænge

Cort Adelers Gade

Delfingade, Dephingade, Dybensgade

Elephantgade, Elsdyrsgade, Enhjørnegade


Gernersgade, Grønlandsgade, Gaasegade

Halmstræde, Haregade, Havnegade, Heibergsgade, Herluf Trolles Gade, Hindegade, Hjertensfrydsgade, Hjortegade, Hjortelænge, Holbergsgade, Holmensgade, Holmens Kanal, Hoppenslænge, Hummergade, Hvælingen, Højbro Plads


Kamelgade, Kaningade, Kaninlænge, Kasserne, Kattegade, Kirkestræde, Klerkegade, Kongens Nytorv, Krokodillegade, Krusemøntegade

Labratorium, Labratorium på Christianshavn, Laksegade, Lavendelgade, Leopardlænge, Lille Kirkestræde, Lille Kongensgade, Lille Ulkegade, Lorentsensgade, Løvegade


Nellikegade, Niels Juels Gade, Nikolajgade, Nikolaj Kirkegang, Nikolaj Plads/Torv, Nyboder, Nybygte Længe, Nygade, Nyhavn, Ny Østergade

Peder Skrams Gade, Peder Rodes Gade, Pendsvinegade

Reverentsgade, Rosengade, Rævegade

Sahlengade, Salviegade, Sankt Jørgensensgade, Skolemesterlænge, Skvaldergade, Slagtertorvet, Smedensgade, Store Kirkestræde, Store Kongensgade, Store Ulkegade, Stuengade, Størrestræde, Svanegade, Sølvgade

Tigergade, Timiansgade, Tordenskjoldsgade, Tulipangade, Tulipanlænge

Ulkegade, Ulvegade

Ved Stranden, Vingaardstræde


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 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:
  • 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 Librarythat 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]