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Effective family research requires some understanding of the historical events that may have affected your family and the records about them. Learning about wars, governments, laws, migrations, and religious trends may help you understand political boundaries, family movements, and settlement patterns. These events may have led to the creation of records such as land and military documents that mention your family.
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''[[Denmark|Denmark]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Denmark History|History]]''
  
Your ancestors will become more interesting to you if you learn about the events they may have participated in. For example, by using a history you might learn about the events that occurred in the year your great-grandparents were married.
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Effective family research requires some understanding of the historical events that may have affected your family and the records about them. Learning about wars, governments, laws, migrations, and religious trends may help you understand political boundaries, family movements, and settlement patterns. These events may have led to the creation of records such as land and military documents that mention your family.  
  
=== General History ===
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Your ancestors will become more interesting to you if you learn about the events they may have participated in. For example, by using a history you might learn about the events that occurred in the year your great-grandparents were married.
  
Some key dates and events in the history of [[Denmark]] are as follows:
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=== General History  ===
  
'''883''' King Gorm becomes the first known ruler of a united Danish kingdom.
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Some key dates and events in the history of Denmark are as follows:
  
'''940-985''' The reign of Harold Bluetooth. The Christian church is established in Denmark.
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'''883''' King Gorm becomes the first known ruler of a united Danish kingdom.  
  
'''1013''' Union of Denmark and England.
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'''940-985''' The reign of Harold Bluetooth. The Christian church is established in Denmark.  
  
'''1397''' The three kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway are united in the Union of Kalmar.
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'''1013''' Union of Denmark and England.  
  
'''1523''' Sweden leaves the union.
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'''1397''' The three kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway are united in the Union of Kalmar.  
  
'''1536''' Reformation.
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'''1523''' Sweden leaves the union.  
  
'''1787''' The first population census of genealogical value was taken.
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'''1536''' Reformation.  
  
'''1788''' The abolition of the "stavnsbaand" (compulsory residence by the peasant and farming classes.)
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'''1787''' The first population census of genealogical value was taken.  
  
'''1812''' A printed format for parish registers begins.
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'''1788''' The abolition of the "stavnsbaand" (compulsory residence by the peasant and farming classes.)
  
'''1814''' At the Treaty of Kiel, Denmark is compelled to cede Norway to Sweden.
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'''1812''' A printed format for parish registers begins.  
  
'''1863'''Denmark goes to war against Prussia and Austria. In the Treaty of Prague (1866), Denmark cedes Schleswig-Holstein to Prussia (Germany).
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'''1814''' At the Treaty of Kiel, Denmark is compelled to cede Norway to Sweden.  
  
'''1915''' A new constitution establishes a two-chamber parliament elected by universal suffrage.
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'''1863'''Denmark goes to war against Prussia and Austria. In the Treaty of Prague (1866), Denmark cedes Schleswig-Holstein to Prussia (Germany).  
  
'''1920''' After a referendum, northern Schleswig is returned to Denmark.
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'''1915''' A new constitution establishes a two-chamber parliament elected by universal suffrage.  
  
'''1940-1945''' German occupation of Denmark.
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'''1920''' After a referendum, northern Schleswig is returned to Denmark.  
  
The Family History Library has some of the published national, regional, and local histories for Denmark. You can find histories in the catalog under one of the following:
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'''1940-1945''' German occupation of Denmark.  
  
EUROPE - HISTORY
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The Family History Library has some of the published national, regional, and local histories for Denmark. You can find histories in the catalog under one of the following:
  
DENMARK - HISTORY
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EUROPE - HISTORY  
  
DENMARK, [COUNTY] - HISTORY
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DENMARK - HISTORY  
  
DENMARK, [COUNTY], [CITY] - HISTORY
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DENMARK, [COUNTY] - HISTORY  
  
Major works on Danish history are also available in public and university libraries.
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DENMARK, [COUNTY], [CITY] - HISTORY
  
=== Local Histories ===
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Major works on Danish history are also available in public and university libraries.
  
Local histories should be studied and enjoyed for the background information they can provide about your family's life-style and the community and environment in which your family lived.
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=== Local Histories  ===
  
For more information about the parish in which your ancestor(s) lived, see the following reference work:
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Local histories should be studied and enjoyed for the background information they can provide about your family's life-style and the community and environment in which your family lived.
  
Trap, J. P. ''Danmark''. Several editions, 31 volumes. København: G.E.C. Gad, 1958. (FHL Scand. 948.9 E2t.)
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For more information about the parish in which your ancestor(s) lived, see the following reference work:  
  
Bibliographies that list local histories are available for some Danish counties. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under—
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*Trap, J. P. ''Danmark''. Several editions, 31 volumes. København: G.E.C. Gad, 1958. (FHL Scand. 948.9 E2t.)
  
DENMARK - BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Bibliographies that list local histories are available for some Danish counties. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under:
  
DENMARK, [COUNTY] - BIBLIOGRAPHY
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DENMARK - BIBLIOGRAPHY  
  
DENMARK - HISTORY - BIBLIOGRAPHY
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DENMARK, [COUNTY] - BIBLIOGRAPHY  
  
DENMARK, [COUNTY] - HISTORY - BIBLIOGRAPHY
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DENMARK - HISTORY - BIBLIOGRAPHY  
  
=== Calendar Changes ===
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DENMARK, [COUNTY] - HISTORY - BIBLIOGRAPHY
  
The Gregorian calendar is the calendar in common use in the world today. Denmark officially adopted it on 18 February 1700. At the time of the change, 10 days were omitted in order to bring the calendar into line with the solar year.
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=== Calendar Changes  ===
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[[Category:Denmark]]
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The Gregorian calendar is the calendar in common use in the world today. Denmark officially adopted it on 18 February 1700. At the time of the change, 10 days were omitted in order to bring the calendar into line with the solar year.  
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== References  ==
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[[Category:Denmark|History]]

Revision as of 06:32, 1 December 2012

Denmark Gotoarrow.png History

Effective family research requires some understanding of the historical events that may have affected your family and the records about them. Learning about wars, governments, laws, migrations, and religious trends may help you understand political boundaries, family movements, and settlement patterns. These events may have led to the creation of records such as land and military documents that mention your family.

Your ancestors will become more interesting to you if you learn about the events they may have participated in. For example, by using a history you might learn about the events that occurred in the year your great-grandparents were married.

Contents

General History

Some key dates and events in the history of Denmark are as follows:

883 King Gorm becomes the first known ruler of a united Danish kingdom.

940-985 The reign of Harold Bluetooth. The Christian church is established in Denmark.

1013 Union of Denmark and England.

1397 The three kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway are united in the Union of Kalmar.

1523 Sweden leaves the union.

1536 Reformation.

1787 The first population census of genealogical value was taken.

1788 The abolition of the "stavnsbaand" (compulsory residence by the peasant and farming classes.)

1812 A printed format for parish registers begins.

1814 At the Treaty of Kiel, Denmark is compelled to cede Norway to Sweden.

1863Denmark goes to war against Prussia and Austria. In the Treaty of Prague (1866), Denmark cedes Schleswig-Holstein to Prussia (Germany).

1915 A new constitution establishes a two-chamber parliament elected by universal suffrage.

1920 After a referendum, northern Schleswig is returned to Denmark.

1940-1945 German occupation of Denmark.

The Family History Library has some of the published national, regional, and local histories for Denmark. You can find histories in the catalog under one of the following:

EUROPE - HISTORY

DENMARK - HISTORY

DENMARK, [COUNTY] - HISTORY

DENMARK, [COUNTY], [CITY] - HISTORY

Major works on Danish history are also available in public and university libraries.

Local Histories

Local histories should be studied and enjoyed for the background information they can provide about your family's life-style and the community and environment in which your family lived.

For more information about the parish in which your ancestor(s) lived, see the following reference work:

  • Trap, J. P. Danmark. Several editions, 31 volumes. København: G.E.C. Gad, 1958. (FHL Scand. 948.9 E2t.)

Bibliographies that list local histories are available for some Danish counties. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under:

DENMARK - BIBLIOGRAPHY

DENMARK, [COUNTY] - BIBLIOGRAPHY

DENMARK - HISTORY - BIBLIOGRAPHY

DENMARK, [COUNTY] - HISTORY - BIBLIOGRAPHY

Calendar Changes

The Gregorian calendar is the calendar in common use in the world today. Denmark officially adopted it on 18 February 1700. At the time of the change, 10 days were omitted in order to bring the calendar into line with the solar year.

References