Denmark, Military Conscription Rolls (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Denmark
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Record Description
Record Type Military Conscription Rolls
Collection years: 1789-1792
Language: Danish
Title in the Language: Danmark, Lægdsruller, 1789-1792
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National Archives, Copenhagen


What is in the Collection?

This collection will include records from 1789-1792.

These records include conscription rolls for Denmark.


Collection Contents

The records usually include:

  • Name
  • Number
  • Birth place
  • Age
  • Residence
  • Height
  • Other remarks

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name of your ancestor
  • Identifying information such as residence and age

To search this collection by name:
To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

To browse by image:
If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image.
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate 'Udskrivningskreds'
⇒ Select the appropriate 'Amt'
⇒ Select the appropriate 'Lægd'
⇒ Select the appropriate 'År' which takes you to the images

Look at each image. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • These records are arranged by parish
  • Be sure to record the number assigned to your individual. It will be used again in later registrations.
  • There are often more than one individual with the same name, so be sure to check and record the name of the head of household in your notes.

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 indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name.

How You Can Contribute

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, Military Conscription Rolls, 1789-1792.”Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Landsarkivet for Norrejylland, Viborg.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Denmark, Military Conscription Rolls, 1789-1792.


Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Denmark, Military Conscription Rolls, 1789-1792.