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Denmark Finding Death Information
Death is a fact of life that everyone faces at some point in their life. For centuries, official entities in Denmark have kept a record of this very important life fact. Although death records can be some of the most difficult to find, the following steps can make finding the death a little easier.
Step 1: What do I know?
The first step in finding death information of an ancestor is to determine what you already know. Before beginning research, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I already have a death date and place? How accurate is that information?
- Are there any living relatives that would already have the information?
- Are there secondary sources (such as online Family Trees and Biographies) that would have the information? What have others found?
If you do find your ancestor's death information in your family records, or other easily available sources, make sure to document where you found that information. Also, make sure to determine whether the information found is merely family hearsay or if it came from original records.
|Compiled sources are a great place to start for finding a birth date.Biographies, Genealogies, and Periodicals are just a few of the compiled sources available. Although these records are secondary, they are usually well documented. The information in these sources should be sourced well enough that you could find the original record if you wanted to.|
Step 2: Work with what you know
Step 3: What records can I search to find marriage information?
If you still cannot find the marriage try the following records. These records may not give an actual marriage date or place, but they can give clues.
Step 4: What's next?
After you have determined the marriage information of the ancestor, you can begin to search for other records.
|How to Find Information for Danish Ancestors|
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