Copenhagen: Police Census

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== What You Typically Find  ==
 
== What You Typically Find  ==
Some of the most typically information listed in the censuses include:<br>
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-the floor living on<br>
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Some of the most typically information listed in the censuses include:<br>-the floor living on<br>-Full name<br>-age<br>-birth place<br>-Rank, status, and occupation<br>-Servants<br>-Length of time in residence by half year<br>-When began service<br>
-Full name<br>
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-Where last served<br>
-age<br>
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-Lodgers<br>
-birth place<br>
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-Rank, status, and occupation<br>
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-Servants<br>
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*-Length of time in residence by half year<br>
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*-When began service
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*-Where last served
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-Lodgers
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== Tips  ==
 
== Tips  ==
  
 
== Access  ==
 
== Access  ==
  
All police census records and index (1866-1923) are available at the Family History Library on microfilm, and at several different [[Copenhagen: Archives and Libraries|archives and libraries]] in Copenhagen.
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All police census records and index (1866-1923) are available at the Family History Library on microfilm, and at several different [[Copenhagen: Archives and Libraries|archives and libraries]] in Copenhagen.  
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
 
[[Category:Denmark]] [[Category:Copenhagen]]
 
[[Category:Denmark]] [[Category:Copenhagen]]

Revision as of 15:27, 24 June 2009

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The police census records are probably one of the most vital of records used in Copenhagen research. The records tracked individuals in Copenhagen year by year, creating a valuable database of the city's residents. The police censuses fill in the years between the national censuses and contain vital genealogical material.

Contents

Background

In 1816, the Copenhagen police began taking a census of every resident over the age of ten, both male and female, in the city. The census was taken twice a year, once in May and once in November. After some time, a few of the surrounding suburbs were included in the census: Brønshøj-Rødovre (1868-1900), Sundbyvester and –øster (1889-1901), and Kastrup (1891, 1893-1895).

What You Typically Find

Some of the most typically information listed in the censuses include:
-the floor living on
-Full name
-age
-birth place
-Rank, status, and occupation
-Servants
-Length of time in residence by half year
-When began service
-Where last served
-Lodgers

Tips

Access

All police census records and index (1866-1923) are available at the Family History Library on microfilm, and at several different archives and libraries in Copenhagen.

References