Danish Military Levying Rolls: Registration Parameters
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It has always been the case that only the males had military obligations. The age of registration or discharge from registration in the lægdsruller has varied over time.
1788 - 1848
Before 1848 the social standing of the parents determined whether or not thier son was registered in the lægdsruller. According to the regulation of June 20, 1788 only the peasantry would be obligated for registration. Even if a person moved from the countryside to the city (where a lægd roll was not being kept), it did not remove the individual from the rolls. On the other hand, if a city dweller moved to the country (leaving a place where no registration was required, going to a place that required registration), it did not automaticly make him obligated to register.