Denmark, Military Conscription Rolls (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Denmark, Military Conscription Rolls, 1789-1792 .
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|Flag of Denmark|
|Map of Denmark, 1793-1970|
|Record Type||Military Conscription Rolls|
|Title in the Language:||Danmark, Lægdsruller, 1789-1792|
|National Archives, Copenhagen|
What is in the Collection?
This collection will include records from 1789-1792.
These records include conscription rolls for Denmark.
The records usually include:
- Birth place
- Other remarks
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.
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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.
- “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):