Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)

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[[Image:Danish Lægdsruller.png|thumb|left|250px]] Lægdsruller are records of the males who could be enlisted for service in the army or navy. These rolls have many different uses. For genealogical purposes they are used mainly to follow the registered individual's movements, identify a birthplace, find which military unit they were assigned to, and when they completed their obligation.  
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[[Image:Danish Lægdsruller.png|thumb|left|Danish Lægdsruller.png]] Lægdsruller are records of the males who could be enlisted for service in the army or navy. These rolls have many different uses. For genealogical purposes they are used mainly to follow the registered individual's movements, identify a birthplace, find which military unit they were assigned to, and when they completed their obligation.  
  
== Background ==
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== Background ==
  
 
In 1788, [[Denmark: Adscription of 1733 (Stavnsbåndet)|adscription]] was repealed and the foundation was laid for a civilian service. This was done by regulation on June 20, 1788. Previously the private landowners had the obligation to provide personnel for the army. After adscription's repeal this responsibility was shifted to the king and the state. There was thus created a direct relationship between the state and the conscripts.  
 
In 1788, [[Denmark: Adscription of 1733 (Stavnsbåndet)|adscription]] was repealed and the foundation was laid for a civilian service. This was done by regulation on June 20, 1788. Previously the private landowners had the obligation to provide personnel for the army. After adscription's repeal this responsibility was shifted to the king and the state. There was thus created a direct relationship between the state and the conscripts.  
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In subsequent years there was an agency created by the government known as a lægdsvæsen to watch over its conscripts. It was important for the government to know how large a force it possessed in case of war. Therefore it became the states responsibility to keep detailed records of the male population in lægdsruller.  
 
In subsequent years there was an agency created by the government known as a lægdsvæsen to watch over its conscripts. It was important for the government to know how large a force it possessed in case of war. Therefore it became the states responsibility to keep detailed records of the male population in lægdsruller.  
  
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== Articles ==
  
 
*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Why use the Lægdsruller|Why use the Lægdsruller?]]  
 
*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Why use the Lægdsruller|Why use the Lægdsruller?]]  
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Administration and Registration Process|Administration and Registration Process]]
 
*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Administration and Registration Process|Administration and Registration Process]]
  
== Strategy ==
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== Strategy ==
  
 
*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Following Someone in the Same County|How to follow someone in the same county.]]  
 
*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Following Someone in the Same County|How to follow someone in the same county.]]  
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*[[Denmark: Abbreviations in Army Levying Rolls|Common abbreviations in the Army Lægdsruller.]]
 
*[[Denmark: Abbreviations in Army Levying Rolls|Common abbreviations in the Army Lægdsruller.]]
  
== References ==
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== References ==
  
 
Statens Arkiver. <u>Lægdsruller</u>. Denmark: Landsarkivet for Sjælland Lolland-Falster &amp; Bornholm, 2008 <br>  
 
Statens Arkiver. <u>Lægdsruller</u>. Denmark: Landsarkivet for Sjælland Lolland-Falster &amp; Bornholm, 2008 <br>  
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Lægdsruller are records of the males who could be enlisted for service in the army or navy. These rolls have many different uses. For genealogical purposes they are used mainly to follow the registered individual's movements, identify a birthplace, find which military unit they were assigned to, and when they completed their obligation.
Strategies Using this Record
 Birth Information

Contents

Background

In 1788, adscription was repealed and the foundation was laid for a civilian service. This was done by regulation on June 20, 1788. Previously the private landowners had the obligation to provide personnel for the army. After adscription's repeal this responsibility was shifted to the king and the state. There was thus created a direct relationship between the state and the conscripts.

In subsequent years there was an agency created by the government known as a lægdsvæsen to watch over its conscripts. It was important for the government to know how large a force it possessed in case of war. Therefore it became the states responsibility to keep detailed records of the male population in lægdsruller.

Articles

Strategy

Tools for using the Lægdsruller

References

Statens Arkiver. Lægdsruller. Denmark: Landsarkivet for Sjælland Lolland-Falster & Bornholm, 2008


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Case Studies

Case Study 1

Case Study 2

Case Study 3

Case Study 4

Case Study 5

Case Study 6

Case Study 7

Case Study 8

Case Study 9

Case Study 10

Case Study 11

Case Study 12

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