Denmark Civil Registration

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Civil marriage records exist for the city of Copenhagen starting in 1851. These records provide excellent information, such as the couple's names, residences, occupations, marital statuses, marriage date, religious affiliations, parents' names, witnesses, ages, and birth dates.
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Civil marriage records exist for the city of Copenhagen starting in 1851. These records provide excellent information, such as the couple's names, residences, occupations, marital statuses, marriage date, religious affiliations, parents' names, witnesses, ages, and birth dates.  
  
There are death certificates for some larger urban areas of Denmark. Generally they are for individuals of higher social status. Death certificates exist for the years 1857 to 1932. These certificates are hard to read and should be used only when you can not find the death in a parish register. For more information, see the following book:
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There are death certificates for some larger urban areas of Denmark. Generally they are for individuals of higher social status. Death certificates exist for the years 1857 to 1932. These certificates are hard to read and should be used only when you can not find the death in a parish register. For more information, see the following book:  
  
* Richter, V. ''Dødsfald i Danmark, 1761-1790 (Deaths in Denmark, 1761-1790).'' (Scand. 948.9 V43ra; film 1,124,546, item 2.)
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*Richter, V. ''Dødsfald i Danmark, 1761-1790 (Deaths in Denmark, 1761-1790).'' (Scand. 948.9 V43ra; film 1,124,546, item 2.)
  
For pre-1874 birth, death, and marriage records, see the "[[Denmark Church Records|Church Records]]" section.
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For pre-1874 birth, death, and marriage records, see the "[[Denmark Church Records|Church Records]]" section.  
  
=== Locating Civil Registration Records ===
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=== Locating Civil Registration Records ===
  
Civil registration records are kept at the local civil registration office in each district, town or city (municipality). Therefore, you must determine the town where your ancestor lived before you can find the records.
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Civil registration records are kept at the local civil registration office in each district, town or city (municipality). Therefore, you must determine the town where your ancestor lived before you can find the records.  
  
=== Records at the Family History Library ===
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=== Records at the Family History Library ===
  
To find civil registration records in the Family History Library Catalog, search in the Place search under each of the following headings:
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To find civil registration records in the Family History Library Catalog, search in the Place search under each of the following headings:  
  
DENMARK - CIVIL REGISTRATION
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DENMARK - CIVIL REGISTRATION  
  
DENMARK, [COUNTY] - CIVIL REGISTRATION
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DENMARK, [COUNTY] - CIVIL REGISTRATION  
  
 
DENMARK, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CIVIL REGISTRATION<br>
 
DENMARK, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CIVIL REGISTRATION<br>
  
 
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Civil marriage records exist for the city of Copenhagen starting in 1851. These records provide excellent information, such as the couple's names, residences, occupations, marital statuses, marriage date, religious affiliations, parents' names, witnesses, ages, and birth dates.

There are death certificates for some larger urban areas of Denmark. Generally they are for individuals of higher social status. Death certificates exist for the years 1857 to 1932. These certificates are hard to read and should be used only when you can not find the death in a parish register. For more information, see the following book:

  • Richter, V. Dødsfald i Danmark, 1761-1790 (Deaths in Denmark, 1761-1790). (Scand. 948.9 V43ra; film 1,124,546, item 2.)

For pre-1874 birth, death, and marriage records, see the "Church Records" section.

Locating Civil Registration Records

Civil registration records are kept at the local civil registration office in each district, town or city (municipality). Therefore, you must determine the town where your ancestor lived before you can find the records.

Records at the Family History Library

To find civil registration records in the Family History Library Catalog, search in the Place search under each of the following headings:

DENMARK - CIVIL REGISTRATION

DENMARK, [COUNTY] - CIVIL REGISTRATION

DENMARK, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CIVIL REGISTRATION