Skt. Stefans Parish København, København, Denmark

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

History[edit | edit source]

The parish was created from parts of Skt. Johannes and Brønshøj parishes on 7 December 1874.

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

  • 9 July 1876 - more of Skt. Johannes parish was added to Skt. Stefans.
  • 1890 - part of the parish split and was annexed by Hellig Kors parish.
  • 1902 - part of the parish went to Kapernaums parish.
  • 1905 - the 2nd district of Skt. Stefans was given to Simeons parish.
  • 1908 - parts of the parish went to both Aldersro parish and Kingos parish.
  • 19 Sept 1908 - The parish was split in half. The first half was called Skt. Stefans nordre parish (later on the parish was renamed Kingos parish), and the second half was called Skt. Stefans søndre parish (later, the name reverted back to the original name, Skt. Stefans parish).
  • 1912 - part of the parish was given to Anna 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. Stefans Parish
Stift (diocese) Københavns Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Sankt Stefans 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]

Allersgade, Asminderødgade

Baldersgade, Borgmestervangen, Borups Plads, Bragersgade, Brynhildegade



Farumgade, Fredensborggade


Heimdalsgade, Heinesgade, Hillerødgade, Holtegade, Humelbækgade, Hyltebro, Høsterkøbgade

Jagtvej, Julius Bloms Gade




Nordbanegade, Nærumgade, Nørrebrogade, Nørrebro Vænge

Ole Jørgensens Gade

Rungsteds Plads

Sanbjerggade, Skodsborggade, Sorgenfrigade, Stefansgade, Søllerødgade





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]