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How do you find the "right" parish register?

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How do you find the "right" parish register?

Posted: 1294217885000
Classification: Query

Is there a "correct" way to find the "correct" parish register when there was no church or parish records in the actual sogn? In other words, could people choose freely which church they went to for baptisms and similar, when there was no church in their sogn?

EXAMPLE: Parish records for Sønderup begin in 1719. In this case, I assume that this was when the church was built there. Prior to 1719, I see a few family members referred to in the register in Svenstrup, where records go back to 1691. But, most of my ancestors are not mentioned in this register meaning they went somewhere else. In Aars/Havbro records go back to 1701, but I do not see them there either...

Thanks for any advice,
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Rick Larsen 1294217885000 
Flemming Aask... 1294230232000 
Rick Larsen 1294245009000 
Flemming Aask... 1294246136000 
Rick Larsen 1294248231000 
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