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Title in the Language of the Collection

Danmark, København, Begravelsesprotokoller, 1805-1968

Record Description

The collection consists of registers of burials for the city of Copenhagen for the years 1805 to 1968.

Citation for This Collection

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

"Denmark, Copenhagen City, Burial Register, 1805-1968" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date and time of death
  • Burial date and day of the week
  • Residence
  • Burial place
  • Title or occupation
  • Age
  • Cause of death
  • Itemized burial expenses

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • Name of deceases
  • Identifying information such as death date and residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection by image
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Burial year" which takes you to the images

Look at each image 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. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate year of birth.
  • Use the death date and residence to search for church records.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.

Language Help

These records are in Danish. For help reading the records see the wiki articles:

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Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.


 

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