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''[[Europe]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''[[Denmark Genealogy|Denmark]]'''{{Denmark-sidebar}}
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Guide to '''Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe bordering [[Sweden Genealogy|Sweden]], [[Norway Genealogy|Norway]], and [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]]. In 1793 its counties were reorganized into 24 counties. Danish is the official language.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Denmark," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark, accessed 23 March 2016.</ref>
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Denmark Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Denmark research.
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*[[Denmark How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
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*[[Denmark: Finding Birth Information| Birth Information]]
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*[[Denmark: Finding Marriage Information| Marriage Information]]
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*[[Denmark: Finding Death Information| Death Information]]
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*[[Strategies for Danish Research|Strategies for Danish Research]]
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:[[Denmark Genealogy#More Denmark Research Strategies|''See More Research Strategies'']]
  
Welcome to the Denmark page!
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<h3>Denmark Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Denmark research.
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*[[Denmark: Parish List|Parish List]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Digitized_Danish_Records_Online_-_Arkivalieronline English guide to accessing the digitized Danish records]
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*[[Denmark Gazetteers|Gazetteers]] - Finding Place Names<br>
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*[[Danish Research Websites|Denmark Websites]]
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*[[Danish Word List|Danish Word List]], [[German Word List|German Word List]], and [[Latin Genealogical Word List|Latin Word List]]<br>
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:[[Denmark Genealogy#More Denmark Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
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FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Denmark page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Danish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Denmark page is a work in progress, your contributions and&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]]&nbsp;are essential!
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{{Click|Image:Denmark_ORP.png|Denmark Online Genealogy Records}}[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=Genealogy_Help_on_Facebook]]
  
== Featured Content  ==
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==Denmark Clickable Map==
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{{Danish Amts 1793 to 1970}}
  
Due to community feedback the Danish Word List is now available in a PDF format. This list was created by revising the Genealogical Word List for Denmark that is now out of print. Some words that did not seem relevant to Danish research were removed. Many words were added including many occupations. There are 1, 278 terms in this list. The PDF will be updated as the Word List is improved. See [[Image:Danish Genealogical Word List October 2010.pdf]]
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== Getting started with Danish research ==
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==Counties==
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The Standard which FamilySearch uses is as follows &nbsp;Town, Sogn (Parish), Herred, Amt (County), Denmark. Click on a county below to go to the state Wiki article listing more information. [[Media:Denmark_Counties_1793_-_1970.jpg|The Counties of Denmark (1793 - 1970)]].
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*[[Bornholm County, Denmark Genealogy|Bornholm]]
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*[[Copenhagen City, Denmark Genealogy|Copenhagen City]]
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*[[Frederiksborg County, Denmark Genealogy|Frederiksborg]]
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*[[Haderslev County, Denmark Genealogy|Haderslev]]
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*[[Hjørring County, Denmark Genealogy|Hjørring]]
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*[[Holbæk County, Denmark Genealogy|Holbæk]]
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*[[København County, Denmark Genealogy|København]]
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*[[Maribo County, Denmark Genealogy|Maribo]]
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*[[Odense County, Denmark Genealogy|Odense]]
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*[[Præstø County, Denmark Genealogy|Præstø]]
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*[[Randers County, Denmark Genealogy|Randers]]
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*[[Ribe County, Denmark Genealogy|Ribe]]
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*[[Ringkøbing County, Denmark Genealogy|Ringkøbing]]
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*[[Skanderborg County, Denmark Genealogy|Skanderborg]]
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*[[Sorø County, Denmark Genealogy|Sorø]]
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*[[Svendborg County, Denmark Genealogy|Svendborg]]
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*[[Sønderborg County, Denmark Genealogy|Sønderborg]]
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*[[Thisted County, Denmark Genealogy|Thisted]]
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*[[Tønder County, Denmark Genealogy|Tønder]]
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*[[Vejle County, Denmark Genealogy|Vejle]]
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*[[Viborg County, Denmark Genealogy|Viborg]]
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*[[Åbenrå County, Denmark Genealogy|Åbenrå]]
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*[[Ålborg County, Denmark|Aalborg]]
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*[[Århus County, Denmark Genealogy|Århus]]
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*[[Faroe Islands Genealogy|Faroe Islands]]
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Join a Community of Danish researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on&nbsp;[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Denmark-Genealogy-Research-Community/177513258970923?ref=ts Facebook]&nbsp;and/or&nbsp;[[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]]. NEW!\
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=== Denmark Parishes ===
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*'''[[Denmark: Parish List|Parish List]]'''
  
*''See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on&nbsp;''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Scandinavia%22 ''Scandinavian Research'']''and&nbsp;''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Scandinavia%22 ''Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records'']
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==More Denmark Research Strategies==
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Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Denmark.
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*[[Danish Research: Getting Started| Getting Started]]
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*[[Denmark Emigration and Immigration| Emigration information]]
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*[[Denmark Emigration and Immigration| Immigration information]]
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*[[Denmark: Using Witnesses to Find the Next Generation| Using witnesses to find the next generation]]
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*[[Denmark: City Research| City People and Research]]
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*[http://mydanishancestors.com/ My Danish Ancestors, A Step-by-Step Guide to Utilizing FamilySearch.org to find Danish Ancestors].
  
== Research Tools ==
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==More Denmark Research Tools==
 
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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools for Denmark.
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*[[Denmark Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Danish Dictionary]]<br>  
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*[[Copenhagen|Copenhagen]]  
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*[[Denmark Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Dictionary]]<br>  
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*District List
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*[[Moveable Feast Day Calendar for: Denmark|Feast Day Calendar (Moveable)]]  
 
*[[Moveable Feast Day Calendar for: Denmark|Feast Day Calendar (Moveable)]]  
 
*[[Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Denmark|Feast Days (Fixed and Moveable)]]  
 
*[[Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Denmark|Feast Days (Fixed and Moveable)]]  
*[[Denmark Gazetteers|Gazetteers]] (Finding Place Names)<br>
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*[[Nordic Given Names|Nordic Given Names List]]  
*[[Scandinavian Given Names|Given Names List]]  
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*[[Danish Handwriting Guide|Handwriting Guide]] and [[Denmark: Handwriting Examples|Handwriting Examples]]
*[[Denmark: Handwriting Examples|Handwriting Examples]]  
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*[http://www.dis-danmark.dk/kort/kort.htm Maps] - counties(amts) herreds local communities
*[[Danish Handwriting Guide|Handwriting Guide]]
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*[[Denmark Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Denmark: Military Levy Numbers (Lægdsnummer)|Military Levy Numbers (Lægdnummer)]]  
 
*[[Denmark: Military Levy Numbers (Lægdsnummer)|Military Levy Numbers (Lægdnummer)]]  
*[[Denmark: Abbreviations in Army Levying Rolls|Military Levying Roll Abbreviations (Army)]]  
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*[[Denmark: Abbreviations in Army Levying Rolls|Military Levying Roll Abbreviations (Army)]]
*[[Denmark: Parish List|Parish List]]  
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*[[Denmark Parish Register Headings|Parish Register Headings]]<br>
*[http://www.arkivalieronline.dk/English/default.aspx Parish registers and population censuses on the Internet]  
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**[[Denmark Parish Register Headings#Denmark_General|Denmark General]]<br>
*[[Denmark Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]  
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**[[Denmark Parish Register Headings#Southern_Denmark_.28Danish_Language.29|Southern Denmark (Danish language)]]<br>
*[[Strategies for Danish Research|Strategies for Danish Research]]  
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**[[Denmark Parish Register Headings#Southern_Denmark_.28German_Language.29|Southern Denmark (German language)]]<br>
 
*[[Denmark: Timeline of Events in your Ancestors Life|Timeline of Events in your Ancestors Life]]  
 
*[[Denmark: Timeline of Events in your Ancestors Life|Timeline of Events in your Ancestors Life]]  
 
*[[Denmark: Typing Æ, Ø, and Å|Typing Æ, Ø, and Å]]  
 
*[[Denmark: Typing Æ, Ø, and Å|Typing Æ, Ø, and Å]]  
*[[Danish Research Websites|Websites]]  
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*[http://www.genealogi-kbh.dk/dokumenter/FamilySearch%2025%20apr.pdf Vejledning til FamilySearch]
*Word Lists, [[Danish Word List|Danish]] and [[Latin Genealogical Word List|Latin]]<br>
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*[[Denmark Record Selection Table|Record Finder]]
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*[http://www.morchslaegt.dk/bauers/bauer.htm Latin date converter]
  
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=Denmark Learning Center] - Denmark online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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== References ==
 
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[[Denmark Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Denmark Civil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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=== [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/e/e0/Denmark_Counties_1793_-_1970.jpg The Counties of Denmark (1793 - 1970)]<br>  ===
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In 1793 the Counties were reorganized into 24 Counties. However, Roskilde is filed under København so we only list 23 counties below. The churches in Copenhagen City are listed under the city rather than the county.
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The Danish name for county is Amt. The organization of Danish records in the Family History Library Catalog is based upon this time period.<br>
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*[[Bornholm County, Denmark|Bornholm]]
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*[[Copehhagen City, Denmark|Copenhagen City]]
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*[[Frederiksborg County, Denmark|Frederiksborg]]
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*[[Haderslev County, Denmark|Haderslev]]
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*[[Hjørring County, Denmark|Hjørring]]
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*[[Holbæk County, Denmark|Holbæk]]
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*[[København County, Denmark|København]]
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*[[Maribo County, Denmark|Maribo]]
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*[[Odense County, Denmark|Odense]]
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*[[Præstø County, Denmark|Præstø]]
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*[[Randers County, Denmark|Randers]]
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*[[Ribe County, Denmark|Ribe]]
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*[[Ringkøbing County, Denmark|Ringkøbing]]
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*[[Skanderborg County, Denmark|Skanderborg]]
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*[[Sorø County, Denmark|Sorø]]
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*[[Svendborg County, Denmark|Svendborg]]
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*[[Sønderborg County, Denmark|Sønderborg]]
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*[[Thisted County, Denmark|Thisted]]
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*[[Tønder County, Denmark|Tønder]]
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*[[Vejle County, Denmark|Vejle]]
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*[[Viborg County, Denmark|Viborg]]
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*[[Åbenrå County, Denmark|Åbenrå]]
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*[[Ålborg County, Denmark|Ålborg]]
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*[[Århus County, Denmark|Århus]]
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You can help build the Danish content on the FamilySearch Wiki by participating with a FamilySearch Wikiproject.<br>
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*[[Danish Research: Getting Started|Getting Started]]
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*[[Danish Research: What's the next step?|What's the next step?]]
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*[[Danish Research: Searching Records|Finding your ancestor in the records]]
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*[[Danish Research: Tips for Beginners|Tips for Beginners]]
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*[[Danish Research: Tips for Danish American Researchers|Tips for Danish American Researchers]]
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*[[Dansk Mødekalender|Dansk Mødekalender]]
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*[[Denmark: U.S. Events|U.S. Events]]
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*[[Adoption in Denmark|Adoption]]
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*[[Denmark: Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Denmark: Biographies|Biographies]]
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*[[Denmark: Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Denmark: Census|Census]]
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*[[Denmark: Church Records|Church Records]]
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**[[Denmark: Birth / Christening Records|Birth / Christening]]
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**[[Denmark: Confirmation Records|Confirmation]]
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**[[Denmark: Engagement / Marriage Records|Engagement / Marriage]]
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**[[Denmark: Death / Burial Records|Death / Burial]]
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*[[Denmark: Civil Registration-Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
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*[[U.S. Virgin Islands|Colonies (Virgin Islands)]]
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*[[Copenhagen|Copenhagen]]
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*[[Denmark: Court Records|Court Records]]
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**Illegitimate Children Records
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*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)|Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)]]
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*Directories
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*[[Denmark: Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Denmark: Genealogy|Genealogies]]
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*Handwriting
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*[[Denmark: History|History]]
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*Jurisdictions
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*[[Denmark: Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Denmark: Language and Languages|Language]]
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*[[Denmark: Military Records|Military]]
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*[[Denmark: Naming Customs|Naming Customs]]
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*[[Denmark: Finding a Place in Denmark|Place Names]]
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*[[Denmark: Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Denmark: Schools|Schools]]
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*[[Denmark: Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
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Guide to Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe bordering Sweden, Norway, and Germany. In 1793 its counties were reorganized into 24 counties. Danish is the official language.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Denmark Research

Links to articles on getting started with Denmark research.

See More Research Strategies

Denmark Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Denmark research.

See More Research Tools


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Denmark Clickable Map


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Counties

The Standard which FamilySearch uses is as follows  Town, Sogn (Parish), Herred, Amt (County), Denmark. Click on a county below to go to the state Wiki article listing more information. The Counties of Denmark (1793 - 1970).

Denmark Parishes

More Denmark Research Strategies

Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Denmark.

More Denmark Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools for Denmark.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Denmark," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark, accessed 23 March 2016.