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== Background  ==
 
== 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).<br>
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In 1816, the Copenhagen police began taking a census of every resident over the age of ten, both male and female, 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), Sundbyvester and –øster (1889-1901), and Kastrup (1891, 1893-1895).<br>
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== What You Typically Find  ==
 
== What You Typically Find  ==
 
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Some of the most typically information listed in the censuses include:<br>
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-the floor living on<br>
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-Full name<br>
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-age<br>
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-birth place<br>
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-Rank, status, and occupation<br>
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-Servants<br>
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*-Length of time in residence by half year<br>
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*-When began service
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*-Where last served
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-Lodgers
 
== Tips  ==
 
== Tips  ==
  
 
== Access  ==
 
== 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.
 
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.
  

Revision as of 15:25, 24 June 2009

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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.

Background

In 1816, the Copenhagen police began taking a census of every resident over the age of ten, both male and female, 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), Sundbyvester and –øster (1889-1901), and Kastrup (1891, 1893-1895).

What You Typically Find

Some of the most typically information listed in the censuses include:
-the floor living on
-Full name
-age
-birth place
-Rank, status, and occupation
-Servants

  • -Length of time in residence by half year
  • -When began service
  • -Where last served

-Lodgers

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