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Access the records: Denmark, Estate records, 1436-1964 .

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Danmark, Gods Protokoller

Record Description

This collection contains records of Danish estates ranging from the year 1436 and ending in 1964.. Some estates cover multiple counties.

This collection includes the following records:

  • Court
  • Estate accounts
  • Land (copyhold and land usage)
  • Military conscription
  • Probate
  • Tax
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Denmark, Estate Records, 1436-1964.

Record Content

The records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the estate owner
  • Date of event
  • Name of person resident on the estate

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of the estate
  • The county where the main building of the estate is located

The Wiki article Danish Gods explains more about Danish estate records.

Search the Collection

To search the collection:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County"
⇒Select the "Estate"
⇒Select the "Record Type and Year Range" which takes you to the images

Indexes are available on some of these groups of images. If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning of a group of images or at the end. They maybe alphabetized by the first name or the last name. Find your ancestor’s name and look for the locator information next to the name (such as page, entry, or certificate number). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Danish. For help reading the records see the wiki articles:

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names and nicknames.
  • Search the records of nearby counties.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

National Archives of Denmark

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citations for This Collection


When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Denmark, Estate records, 1484-1941." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Statens Arkiver (National Archives), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Denmark, Estate Records, 1484-1941.

 

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