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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>
  
===== Welcome to the Denmark Page!  =====
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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'']]
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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]]
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*[[Moveable Feast Day Calendar for: Denmark|Feast Day Calendar (Moveable)]]
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*[[Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Denmark|Feast Days (Fixed and Moveable)]] <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!<br>
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{{Click|Image:Denmark_ORP.png|Denmark Online Genealogy Records}}[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
== What Are You Looking For?  ==
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==Denmark Clickable Map==
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{{Danish Amts 1793 to 1970}}
  
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'''1. '''[[Danish Research: Getting Started|'''Getting Started''']]'''<br>2.&nbsp;'''[[Denmark: Finding Birth Information|'''Birth Information''']]'''<br>3. '''[[Denmark: Finding Marriage Information|'''Marriage Information''']]'''<br>4. '''[[Denmark: Finding Death Information|'''Death Information''']]<br>5.&nbsp;Place of Origin in Denmark<br>6. Moving within Denmark
 
  
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==Counties==
7.&nbsp;Emigration information<br>8. Immigration information<br>9.&nbsp;Using witnesses to find the next generation<br>10.&nbsp;Families in Sønderjylland (Southern Denmark)<br>11.&nbsp;City People and Research<br>12. Miscellanious
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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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*[[Roskilde County, Denmark Genealogy|Roskilde, <br>
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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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=== Denmark Parishes ===
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*'''[[Denmark: Parish List|Parish List]]'''
  
== &nbsp;Research Tools  ==
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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].
  
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*[[Denmark Counties|Denmark Counties]]  
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*[[Denmark Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Danish Dictionary]]<br>  
*[[Copenhagen|Copenhagen]]  
 
*[[Denmark Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Dictionary]]<br>  
 
*District List
 
 
*[[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>
 
 
*[[Nordic Given Names|Nordic Given Names List]]  
 
*[[Nordic Given Names|Nordic Given Names List]]  
*[[Denmark: Handwriting Examples|Handwriting Examples]]  
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*[[Danish Handwriting Guide|Handwriting Guide]] and [[Denmark: Handwriting Examples|Handwriting Examples]]
*[[Danish Handwriting Guide|Handwriting Guide]]
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*[http://www.dis-danmark.dk/kort/kort.htm Maps] - counties(amts) herreds local communities
 
 
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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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'''Wiki articles describing online collections is found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Denmark Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Denmark Civil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Denmark,_Estate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Denmark, Estate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
The Danish name for county is Amt. The organization of Danish records in the Family History Library Catalog is based upon this time period.
 
 
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/e/e0/Denmark_Counties_1793_-_1970.jpg The Counties of Denmark (1793 - 1970)]
 
 
 
{{Danish Amts 1793 to 1970}}
 
 
 
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*[[Bornholm County, Denmark|Bornholm]]
 
*[[Copehhagen City, Denmark|Copenhagen City]]
 
*[[Frederiksborg County, Denmark|Frederiksborg]]
 
*[[Haderslev County, Denmark|Haderslev]]
 
*[[Hjørring County, Denmark|Hjørring]]
 
*[[Holbæk County, Denmark|Holbæk]]
 
 
 
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*[[København County, Denmark|København]]
 
*[[Maribo County, Denmark|Maribo]]
 
*[[Odense County, Denmark|Odense]]
 
*[[Præstø County, Denmark|Præstø]]
 
*[[Randers County, Denmark|Randers]]
 
*[[Ribe County, Denmark|Ribe]]
 
 
 
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*[[Ringkøbing County, Denmark|Ringkøbing]]
 
*[[Skanderborg County, Denmark|Skanderborg]]
 
*[[Sorø County, Denmark|Sorø]]
 
*[[Svendborg County, Denmark|Svendborg]]
 
*[[Sønderborg County, Denmark|Sønderborg]]
 
*[[Thisted County, Denmark|Thisted]]
 
 
 
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*[[Tønder County, Denmark|Tønder]]
 
*[[Vejle County, Denmark|Vejle]]
 
*[[Viborg County, Denmark|Viborg]]
 
*[[Åbenrå County, Denmark|Åbenrå]]
 
*[[Ålborg County, Denmark|Ålborg]]
 
*[[Århus County, Denmark|Århus]]
 
 
 
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== FamilySearch Wikiprojects  ==
 
 
 
You can help build the Danish content on the FamilySearch Wiki by participating with a FamilySearch Wikiproject.<br>
 
 
 
{{Tip
 
|Click on the following link for a list of projects you can help with! The more people that help, the easier Danish research will become for everyone!}}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Denmark|Denmark WikiProjects]]
 
 
 
Here's a quick reference to specific activities:<br>
 
  
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*[[Help:Editing a Page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=Denmark Learning Center] - Denmark online genealogy courses
*[[Help:How to create an article|Create a new article]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records]
*[[Help:Categorization|Categorize articles]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
  
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*[[Help:Create an internal link|Add internal links to articles]]
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Translation|Translate pages]]
 
 
 
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== Help Wanted  ==
 
 
 
{{Click|Image:Volunteers wanted sm.png|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_Denmark_pages|Wiki Volunteers Wanted}}
 
 
 
To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Denmark pages|click here:]]
 
 
 
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*[[Dansk Mødekalender|Danish Meeting Calendar]]
 
*[[Denmark: U.S. Events|U.S. Events]]
 
*Join a Community of Danish researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [https://www.facebook.com/DenmarkGenealogy?ref=ts Facebook] and/or [[Research Communities on Skype|Skype]].
 
 
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*[[Denmark Census|Census]]
 
*[[Denmark Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)|Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)]]
 
*[[Denmark Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
 
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*[[Adoption in Denmark|Adoption]]
 
*[[Denmark Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Denmark Biographies|Biographies]]
 
*[[Denmark Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Denmark Census|Census]]
 
*[[Denmark Church Records|Church Records]]
 
**[[Denmark: Birth / Christening Records|Birth / Christening]]
 
**[[Denmark: Confirmation Records|Confirmation]]
 
**[[Denmark: Engagement / Marriage Records|Engagement / Marriage]]
 
**[[Denmark: Death / Burial Records|Death / Burial]]
 
*[[Denmark Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[U.S. Virgin Islands|Colonies (Virgin Islands)]]
 
*[[Copenhagen|Copenhagen]]
 
*[[Denmark Court Records|Court Records]]
 
**Illegitimate Children Records
 
*[[Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)|Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)]]
 
*[[Denmark Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Denmark Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Denmark Genealogy|Genealogies]]
 
*[[Denmark Geography|Geography]]
 
*[[Denmark Historical Geography|Geography (Historical)]]
 
*[[Denmark Handwriting|Handwriting]]
 
*[[Denmark History|History]]
 
*[[Denmark Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Denmark Language and Languages|Language]]
 
*[[Denmark Military Records|Military]]
 
*[[Denmark Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]
 
*[[Denmark Newspapers|newspapers]]
 
*[[Denmark Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Denmark Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*Orphanage
 
*[[Denmark Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Denmark Place Names|Place Names]]
 
*[[Denmark Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Denmark Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Denmark Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
 
*[[Denmark Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Denmark Taxation|Taxation]]
 
*[[Denmark Other Topics|Other...]]
 
 
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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.