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== Background ==
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The police census records are probably one of the most vital of records used in Copenhagen research. The records tracked individuals in Copenhagen year by year, creating a valuable database of the city's residents. The police censuses fill in the years between the national censuses and contain vital genealogical material.<br>
  
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== Background  ==
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In 1816, the Copenhagen police began taking a census of every resident over the age of ten in the city. The census was taken twice a year, once in May and once in November. After some time, a few of the surrounding suburbs were included in the census: Brønshøj-Rødovre (1868-1900), Sunbyvester and –øster (1889-1901), and Kastrup (1891, 1893-1895).<br>
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== What You Typically Find ==
  
== Tips ==
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== Tips ==
  
== Access ==
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== Access ==
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All police census records and index (1866-1923) are available at the Family History Library on microfilm, and at several different [[Copenhagen: Archives and Libraries|archives and libraries]] in Copenhagen.
  
== References ==
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== References ==
  
[[Category: Denmark]] [[Category: Copenhagen]]
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[[Category:Denmark]] [[Category:Copenhagen]]

Revision as of 16:56, 23 June 2009

Back to Portal: Copenhagen

The police census records are probably one of the most vital of records used in Copenhagen research. The records tracked individuals in Copenhagen year by year, creating a valuable database of the city's residents. The police censuses fill in the years between the national censuses and contain vital genealogical material.

Background

In 1816, the Copenhagen police began taking a census of every resident over the age of ten in the city. The census was taken twice a year, once in May and once in November. After some time, a few of the surrounding suburbs were included in the census: Brønshøj-Rødovre (1868-1900), Sunbyvester and –øster (1889-1901), and Kastrup (1891, 1893-1895).

What You Typically Find

Tips

Access

All police census records and index (1866-1923) are available at the Family History Library on microfilm, and at several different archives and libraries in Copenhagen.

References