Denmark, Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This collection contains church records from Denmark. It covers the years 1640 to 1892. The records are in Danish.  
 
This collection contains church records from Denmark. It covers the years 1640 to 1892. The records are in Danish.  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.sa.dk/content/us/genealogy/basic_records/parish_registers Danish State Archives] This website is in English.  
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*[http://www.sa.dk/content/us/genealogy/basic_records/parish_registers Parish Registers] This website is in English. This page tells the history of the parish registers in Denmark and describes their contents.  
*[http://www.sa.dk/content/dk/om_statens_arkiver/organisation/landsarkiverne/landsarkivet_for_norrejylland Landsarkivet for Nørrejylland] This website is in Danish.
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*[http://www.sa.dk/content/us/genealogy/online_services Online services] This website is in English and describes online resources provided by the National Archives of Denmark.
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*[http://www.sa.dk/ Statens Arkivers forside] Home page of the National Archives of Denmark. This page is in Danish.
  
 
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“Denmark, Church Records, 1484-1941,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 27 September, 2013), Århus &gt; Ning &gt; Kolt &gt; 7 (1839-1855) Fødte, Konfirmerede, Viede, Døde, Til- og afgangslister, Register &gt; image 44 of 248 images, Jacob Johan Heidemann Madsen, 1853; citing Kolt, Århus, Danmark.
 
“Denmark, Church Records, 1484-1941,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 27 September, 2013), Århus &gt; Ning &gt; Kolt &gt; 7 (1839-1855) Fødte, Konfirmerede, Viede, Døde, Til- og afgangslister, Register &gt; image 44 of 248 images, Jacob Johan Heidemann Madsen, 1853; citing Kolt, Århus, Danmark.
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Revision as of 22:51, 4 November 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Danmark, kirkebøger

Record Description

This collection contains church records from Denmark. It covers the years 1640 to 1892. The records are in Danish.

Record Content

Baptism records usually include the following:

  • Name of child
  • Gender
  • Birth date
  • Baptism date
  • Father's name
  • Father's occupation
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Mother's relationship to father
  • Residence or farm name
  • Witnesses' and residences
  • Legitimacy
  • Remarks

Marriage records usually include the following:

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Ages
  • Residences
  • Marital or social status
  • Marriage date
  • Bondsman or sponsor
  • Remarks

Death records usually include the following:

  • Name
  • Death date
  • Burial date
  • Social status
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Remarks

How to Use the Record

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

  • Name
  • Parish of residence

Language Help

These records are in Danish so you will need to be able read Danish. For help reading the records see the wiki article Danish Word List.

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "County"
⇒Select the appropriate "District"
⇒Select the appropriate "Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume, date range" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Many individuals have the same name. Compare the names and the residences to make sure you have your ancestor.
  • You may want to extract all the children born to the same parents at the same residence. This is very helpful when organizing family groups.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names as well as abbreviated names and nicknames.
  • Search the records of nearby parishes.

Related Websites

  • Parish Registers This website is in English. This page tells the history of the parish registers in Denmark and describes their contents.
  • Online services This website is in English and describes online resources provided by the National Archives of Denmark.
  • Statens Arkivers forside Home page of the National Archives of Denmark. This page is in Danish.

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Denmark, Church Records, 1484-1941,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 27 September, 2013), Århus > Ning > Kolt > 7 (1839-1855) Fødte, Konfirmerede, Viede, Døde, Til- og afgangslister, Register > image 44 of 248 images, Jacob Johan Heidemann Madsen, 1853; citing Kolt, Århus, Danmark.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Denmark, Church Records, 1640-1941. Riksarkivet Danmark, København, Denmark.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.