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This collection contains records of Danish estates ranging from the year 1436 and ending in 1951. Some estates cover multiple counties.
This collection includes the following records:
- Estate accounts
- Land (copyhold and land usage)
- Military conscription
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- Denmark. Estate records, 1436-1951. Rigsarkivet Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:
- Name of Grantor
- Date of transaction
How to Use the Record
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
- The name of the estate
- The county where the main building of the estate is located
Search the Collection
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⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County"
⇒Select the "Estate"
⇒Select the "Record Type and Year 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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.
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Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- Look for variant spellings of the names and nicknames.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the records of nearby counties.
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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