Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)

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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.
  
==Danish Lægdsruller, What are they? ==
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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.
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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In 1788, [[Denmark: Adscription of 1733 (Stavnsbåndet)|adscription]] was repealed and the foundation was laid for a civilian service.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.
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In 1788, [[Denmark: Adscription of 1733 (Stavnsbåndet)|adscription]] was repealed and the foundation was laid for a civilian service.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 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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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  ==
  
==Lægd==
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Why use the Lægdsruller|Why use the Lægdsruller?]]
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Description of a Lægd|What's a Lægd?]]
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Who was recorded in the Lægdsruller|Who was recorded in the Lægdsruller?]]
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: When was a person registered in the Lægdsruller|When was a person registered in the Lægdsruller?]]
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Different Types of Lægdsruller|Types of Lægdsruller]]
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Content of the Lægdsruller|Content of the Lægdsruller]]
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Removals and Exemptions|Removals and Exemptions]]
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Administration and Registration Process|Administration and Registration Process]]
  
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== Strategy  ==
  
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Following Someone in the Same County|How to follow someone in the same county.]]
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Following Someone to a Different County|How to follow someone to a different county.]]
  
In 1788 the country's conscription rules were changed and the country was divided into 1,656 different lægder. Each lægd was virtually identical to a parish and from 1843, in the cities the same as a town.  Each lægd was sequentially numbered within each county.  This means that the first lægd in each county were given lægdsnummer 1 and so forth.  Soldiers were no longer conscripted based on the lægds production of grain but rather on the lægds population.
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== Tools for using the Lægdsruller ==
  
Changes to the miltary obligation law of March 6, 1869 established 6 districts instead of the county sub-divsions or lægds.  Here after the lægds were sequentially numbered in each of the 6 districts.  After reunification in 1920 the 7th district (Sønder Jylland) was established.
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*[[Denmark: Military Levy Numbers (Lægdsnummer)|Registration Area Numbers (Lægdsnummer)]]
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Letters Assigned to Years|Letter associated to the year of registration]]
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*[[Denmark: Abbreviations in Army Levying Rolls|Common abbreviations in the Army Lægdsruller.]]
  
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== References  ==
  
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Statens Arkiver. <u>Lægdsruller</u>. Denmark: Landsarkivet for Sjælland Lolland-Falster &amp; Bornholm, 2008 <br>
  
* [[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Following Someone in the Same County|How to follow someone in the same county.]]
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* [[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Following Someone to a Different County|How to follow someone to a different county.]]
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'''[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Case Study 1|Case Study 1]]'''
  
==The Registration Process==
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'''[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Case Study 2|Case Study 2]]'''
  
* [[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Administration and Registration Process|Administration and Registration Process]]
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'''Case Study 3'''
  
==Tools for using the Lægdsruller==
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*[[Denmark: Military Levy Numbers (Lægd Nummer)|List of the Lægdsnummer]]
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Letters Assigned to Years|Letter associated to the year of registration]]
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'''Case Study 4'''
*[[Denmark: Abbreviations in Army Levying Rolls|Common abbreviations in the Army Lægdsruller.]]
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==Where do you find the Danish Lægdsruller?==
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'''Case Study 5'''
  
==References==
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Statens Arkiver. Lægdsruller. Denmark: Statens Arkiver, 2008
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Why use the Lægdsruller|Why use the Lægdsruller?]]
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Description of a Lægd|What's a Lægd?]]
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Different Types of Lægdsruller|Types of Lægdsruller]]
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls: Content of the Lægdsruller|Content of the Lægdsruller?]]
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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.
You Can Use this Record to Find...

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

Access to Lægdsruller
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