Skt. Jacobs Parish København, København, Denmark

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

History[edit | edit source]

Skt. Jacobs parish was established on 3 December 1877. The parish was created from a portion of Skt. Johannes parish.

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

  • 3 Nov 1880 - the parish was transferred from Vor Frue provsti to Holmens provsti.
  • 1895 - the northern part of the parish was given to the newly established Sions parish.
  • 1903 - a part of the parish was given to Østervold parish.
  • 1905 - part of the parish went to Frihavns parish
  • 1912 - a portion of the parish went to Rosenvængets parish
  • 1915 - part of the parish was annexed by Citadels parish

(Write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Skt. Jacobs Parish
Stift (diocese) Københavns Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Sankt Jakobs 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]

Borgmester Jensens Alle

Carl Johans Gade



Gustav Adolfs Gade

Hesseløgade, Hjelmsgade, Hjortøgade

I. E. Ohlsens Gade

Jacob Erlandsens Gade, Jagtvej

Kanslergade, Kirsteinsgade

Langesund, Langøgade

Manøgade, Marksensgade, Masnedøgade

Nygaardsvej, Nøjsomhedsvej

Olufsvej, Ouregade, Ove Rodes Plads

Per Henrik Lings Alle

Randersgade, Reersøgade, Ribegade, Rothesgade

Sankt Jakobs Gade, Sankt Jakobs Plads, Sankt Kjelds Gade, Sankt Kjelds Plads, Serridslevvej, Skarøgade, Solgaarden, Stakkesund, Staunings Plads

Trianglen, Taasingevej


Vejrøgade, Vennemindevej, Viborggade

Øster Alle, Østerbrogade

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:
  • 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]