Denmark, Copenhagen City, Burial Register (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Copenhagen City, Denmark
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Record Description
Record Type Burial Register
Collection years: 1805-1968
Language: Danish
Title in the Language: Danmark, København, Begravelsesprotokoller, 1805-1968
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Danish National Archives

What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of registers of burials for the city of Copenhagen for the years 1805 to 1968.

Collection Contents

The records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date and time of death
  • Burial date and day of the week
  • Residence
  • Burial place
  • Title or occupation
  • Age
  • Cause of death
  • Itemized burial expenses

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • Name of deceased
  • Identifying information such as death date and residence

To search the collection by image
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Burial year" which takes you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Language Help

These records are in Danish. For help reading the records see the wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

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. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate year of birth.
  • Use the death date and residence to search for church records.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Denmark, Copenhagen City, Burial Register, 1805-1968" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing Copenhagen City Archives, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Image Citation

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.