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=== Danish Church Records Online - Arkivalieronline ===
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==== About<br> ====
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=== Danish Church Records Online - Arkivalieronline  ===
  
In the fall of 2002 the Danish State Archives with the support of the Ministry of Culture, began to digitize the Danish Lutheran State Church Parish Records and the National Censuses. The images have been scanned from microfilm and microfiche sources. The digital images are available for free through Arkivalieronline on the internet at: [http://www.arkivalieronline.dk/ [http://www.arkivalieronline.dk]].
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==== About  ====
  
The project leaders decided to scan all the church records up to 1892. They also chose to use Java (Sun Microsystems) as the viewer for accessing the digital images. You can download Java for free at: [http://www.java.com/en/ [http://www.java.com/en/]]
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In the fall of 2002 the Danish State Archives with the support of the Ministry of Culture, began to digitize the Danish Lutheran State Church Parish Records and the National Censuses. Each parish has records digitzed from the earliest records up to the 20th century (dates vary depending on the parish). The images have been scanned from microfilm and microfiche sources. The digital images are available for free through Arkivalieronline on the internet at: [http://www.arkivalieronline.dk/ []http://www.sa.dk/ao/].&nbsp;
  
You can learn about the project and how to use the website by clicking on “English” from the home page. The homepage itself and all the screens within the website can only be used in Danish. <!--{12025230911870} --> <!--{12025230911871} -->
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The archives chose to use Java (Sun Microsystems) as the viewer for accessing the digital images. You can download Java for free at: [http://www.java.com/en/ [http://www.java.com/en/]].&nbsp;<u>'''However it has been announced that sometime during the beginning of 2013, a new version of the website will be released and Java will no longer be used.'''</u>
  
==== Register to use the site ====
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You can learn about the project and how to use the website by clicking on “English” from the home page. The homepage itself and all the screens within the website can only be used in Danish.<br>
  
You must be a registered user to access the digital images. Start by clicking on “Brugerprofil” (User Profile) found within the Login window. Fill in the requested fields.<br>Here’s a translation of the field headings: <br>• Fornavn - Given Name<br>• Efternavn - Surname<br>• Adresse - Street Address<br>• Postnr. - Zip Code<br>• By - City<br>• Land - Country<br>• E-mail address - Your e-mail address.<br>
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==== Using the site. ====
  
After filling in all the fields click on Oprette (Register). After clicking on Oprette, you get a message which confirms you are registered. It also states that your password will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. <br>Your e-mail address becomes your username and you must use the password provided by Arkivalieronline. Be aware that the password is case sensitive, and must be typed in exactly as they give it to you. Pay attention to the lower case l as opposed to the number 1, the 0 or the capital O and so on. <!--{12025230911872} --> <!--{12025230911873} --> <!--{12025230911874} --> <!--{12025230911875} --> <!--{12025230911876} --> <!--{12025230911877} --> <!--{12025230911878} --> <!--{12025230911879} -->
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1. Go to the homepage at: [http://www.arkivalieronline.dk/ [http://www.sa.dk/ao/]].<br>2. Click on "Kirkebøger" (Churchbooks).<br>  
  
==== Sign in and use the site.<br> ====
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3. Click on "Søg i kirkebøger" (Search in the churchbooks). <br>4. Choose the desired "Amt" (County) from the drop down menu. <br>5. Choose the "Sogn" (Parish) from the drop down menu.
  
1. Go to the homepage at: [http://www.arkivalieronline.dk/ [http://www.arkivalieronline.dk/]]. Type in your E-mail address (which is your username), followed by the Password (provided by Arkivalieronline). <br>2. Click on “Login”. Your screen will blink one time as it logs in. You will see the exact same homepage except for a message in red found in the Login window. The message says: You are logged in as (showing your e-mail address). <br>3. Click on "Kirkebøger" (Churchbooks).<br>
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After choosing the parish you will see a table listing the available records with the associated span of years for the desired parish. The "Tabeloversigt" (Key to abbreviations) is listed as: <br>• F Fødte - Birth and Christenings<br>• K Konfirmerede – Confirmations<br>• V Viede – Marriages<br>• D Døde - Death and Burials<br>• J Jævnførelser - General Index<br>• A Afgangslister - Moving out record<br>• T Tilgangslister - Moving In record
  
4. Click on "Søg i kirkebøger" (Search in the churchbooks). <br>5. Choose the desired Amt (County) from the drop down menu. <br>6. Choose the Sogn (Parish) from the drop down menu.
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The column headings are: <br>• Sogn – Parish<br>• Herred – District<br>• Amt County<br>• Tekt – Text<br>• Fra – Beginning<br>• Til – Ending<br>
  
After choosing the parish you will see a table listing the available records with the associated span of years for the desired parish. The Tabeloversigt (Key to abbreviations) is listed as: <br>• F Fødte - Birth and Christenings<br>• K Konfirmerede – Confirmations<br>• V Viede – Marriages<br>• D Døde - Death and Burials<br>• J Jævnførelser - General Index<br>• A Afgangslister - Moving out record<br>• T Tilgangslister - Moving In record
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==== Searching the Images  ====
  
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1. Click on the name of the parish found under the column “Tekst” for the years you need. You will see a notice that Java is running (you might have to click "run" for it to open).
  
==== Searching the Images ====
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2. The next screen appears as a big blank screen with a column of red dots followed by the word "Opslag" and a number. The Opslag number is a post reference to the image from the microfilm. When you click on a specific Opslag the image downloads to your computer which then appears on your screen. From here you can scroll through each image just as you would on a microfilm. You can zoom the image in and out by changing the number by the '%' symbol. You can save the image to your computer. When finished, close the window.
  
Click on the name of the parish found under the column “Tekst” for the years you need. You will see a notice that Java is running (you might have to click "run" for it to open). The next screen appears as a big blank screen with a column of red dots followed by the word Opslag and a number. The Opslag number is a post reference to the image from the microfilm. When you click on a specific Opslag the image downloads to your computer which then appears on your screen. From here you can scroll through each image just as you would on a microfilm. You can zoom the image in and out by changing the number by the % symbol. You can save the image to your computer. When finished close the window, and log off from the home page.
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Most of the time multiple types of records will appear within a single "opslag". Navigating through a single opslag is easier when you understand the order the records will follow. Typically, the births will be listed first. After this will come confirmations, then marriages, deaths, and finally general index and transfer records. It is also helpful to recognize that most of the time, the males and females were recorded in separate books. Therefore, when searching birth or death records, the males will be listed for the entire time period indicated, then the females will be listed for the entire time period.  
  
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==== Tips  ====
  
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*You can download digital images for the parish you are working in simply by selecting the 'Save Image' button in the top lefthand corner of the screen. It is adviseable to save the images as '.tif' files.
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*There are very detailed instructions (in english) for using Arkivalieronline at: [http://utilis.dk/main/ Utilis.dk]
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*High speed internet is recommended for optimum performance.
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*You may run into problems with the viewer depending on your operating system.
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*They do not enhance the digital images from the microfilm. If the microfilming was poor, it carries over to the digital image.
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*To learn more about the Danish Parishes see article: [[Denmark: The Parish (Sogn)|Denmark: The Parish (Sogn)]]
  
* High speed internet is recommended for optimum performance.
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* You may run into problems with the viewer depending on your operating system.
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* They do not enhance the digital images from the microfilm. If the microfilming was poor, it carries over to the digital image.
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* To learn more about the Danish Parishes see article: [[The_Danish_Parish|The Danish Parish]]
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Revision as of 18:20, 19 November 2012

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Danish Church Records Online - Arkivalieronline

About

In the fall of 2002 the Danish State Archives with the support of the Ministry of Culture, began to digitize the Danish Lutheran State Church Parish Records and the National Censuses. Each parish has records digitzed from the earliest records up to the 20th century (dates vary depending on the parish). The images have been scanned from microfilm and microfiche sources. The digital images are available for free through Arkivalieronline on the internet at: [http://www.sa.dk/ao/]. 

The archives chose to use Java (Sun Microsystems) as the viewer for accessing the digital images. You can download Java for free at: [http://www.java.com/en/]. However it has been announced that sometime during the beginning of 2013, a new version of the website will be released and Java will no longer be used.

You can learn about the project and how to use the website by clicking on “English” from the home page. The homepage itself and all the screens within the website can only be used in Danish.

Using the site.

1. Go to the homepage at: [http://www.sa.dk/ao/].
2. Click on "Kirkebøger" (Churchbooks).

3. Click on "Søg i kirkebøger" (Search in the churchbooks).
4. Choose the desired "Amt" (County) from the drop down menu.
5. Choose the "Sogn" (Parish) from the drop down menu.

After choosing the parish you will see a table listing the available records with the associated span of years for the desired parish. The "Tabeloversigt" (Key to abbreviations) is listed as:
• F Fødte - Birth and Christenings
• K Konfirmerede – Confirmations
• V Viede – Marriages
• D Døde - Death and Burials
• J Jævnførelser - General Index
• A Afgangslister - Moving out record
• T Tilgangslister - Moving In record

The column headings are:
• Sogn – Parish
• Herred – District
• Amt – County
• Tekt – Text
• Fra – Beginning
• Til – Ending

Searching the Images

1. Click on the name of the parish found under the column “Tekst” for the years you need. You will see a notice that Java is running (you might have to click "run" for it to open).

2. The next screen appears as a big blank screen with a column of red dots followed by the word "Opslag" and a number. The Opslag number is a post reference to the image from the microfilm. When you click on a specific Opslag the image downloads to your computer which then appears on your screen. From here you can scroll through each image just as you would on a microfilm. You can zoom the image in and out by changing the number by the '%' symbol. You can save the image to your computer. When finished, close the window.

Most of the time multiple types of records will appear within a single "opslag". Navigating through a single opslag is easier when you understand the order the records will follow. Typically, the births will be listed first. After this will come confirmations, then marriages, deaths, and finally general index and transfer records. It is also helpful to recognize that most of the time, the males and females were recorded in separate books. Therefore, when searching birth or death records, the males will be listed for the entire time period indicated, then the females will be listed for the entire time period.

Tips

  • You can download digital images for the parish you are working in simply by selecting the 'Save Image' button in the top lefthand corner of the screen. It is adviseable to save the images as '.tif' files.
  • There are very detailed instructions (in english) for using Arkivalieronline at: Utilis.dk
  • High speed internet is recommended for optimum performance.
  • You may run into problems with the viewer depending on your operating system.
  • They do not enhance the digital images from the microfilm. If the microfilming was poor, it carries over to the digital image.
  • To learn more about the Danish Parishes see article: Denmark: The Parish (Sogn)