Garnison Parish København, København, Denmark Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

The congregation was divided into a Danish and a German congregation, but on 1 October 1819 the German military personnel were placed under Frederiks Tyske kirke, whereafter the church was used exclusively by the Danish garrison and the civilian congregation assigned there.

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

  • 11 April 1738 - part of the parish was seperated and became the new Frederiks Tyske parish.
  • 9 Jan 1739  - part of the parish was seperated and given to Citadels parish
  • 1805 - part of the disbanded Skt. Nikolaj parish was annexed to Garnison parish.
  • 1878 - part of the parish was annexed to Holmens parish
  • 1894 - part of the parish was given to Frederiks parish

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

Garnison Parish
Stift (diocese) Garnisons Pastorat
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Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Add here
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Copenhagen City
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1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
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Street Names[edit | edit source]

Adelgade, Akadamiegade, Amaliegade, Amalienborg (Plads)

Blancogade, Borgergade, Bredgade


Dronningens Tværgade

Fredericiagade, Frederiksgade

Garnisons Hospital, Garnisons Plads, Gothersgade


Kadetgade, Kongens Nytorv, Kronprinsessegade, Kvæsthusbroen, Kvæsthusgade

Lille Amaliegade, Lille Strandstræde

Norgesgade, Nyhavn, Ny Toldbodgade


Sankt Annæ Gade, Sankt Annæ Plads, Store Kongensgade, Store Strandstræde

Toldbod Plads, Toldbodvej


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:
Gothic Script and examples (Danish)
Gothic script help links (Danish)
  • 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]