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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'']]
  
FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers.
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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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The Denmark portal page has many helpful articles that can help you learn how to find, use, and analyze Danish records of genealogical value. There are also sections on the page that can help simplify the research process. In the '''''What Are You Looking For'' '''section, you can learn the basic strategies used for finding ancestors. The '''''Research Tools''''' section contains many valuable links, English guides to Danish websites, and other such tools that make research easier. Finally, the '''''Jurisdictions''''' section can help you locate an ancestor's place of origin, determine where records are located, and so much more.  
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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]]
  
The Denmark page is a work in progress, your contributions and&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]]&nbsp;are essential! If you would like to help in any way, please see the'''''WikiProjects''''' and '''''Help Wanted''''' sections.<br>  
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==Denmark Clickable Map==
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{{Danish Amts 1793 to 1970}}
  
== What Are You Looking For?  ==
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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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'''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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7.&nbsp;[[Denmark Emigration and Immigration|'''Emigration information''']]<br>8.&nbsp;[[Denmark Emigration and Immigration|'''Immigration information''']]<br>'''9.&nbsp;'''[[Denmark: Using Witnesses to Find the Next Generation|'''Using witnesses to find the next generation''']]<br>10.&nbsp;Families in Sønderjylland (Southern Denmark)<br>'''11.&nbsp;'''[[Denmark: City Research|'''City People and Research''']]<br>12. Miscellaneous
 
 
 
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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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==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 Counties|Denmark Counties]]  
*[[Denmark: Counties|County List]]
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*[[Denmark Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Danish Dictionary]]<br>  
*[[Copenhagen|Copenhagen]]  
 
*[[Denmark Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Dictionary]]<br>  
 
*District List
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Digitized_Danish_Records_Online_-_Arkivalieronline English guide to accessing the digitized Danish records]
 
 
*[[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  
*[http://www.dis-danmark.dk/kort/kort.htm Maps]&nbsp;- counties(amts) &gt; herreds&gt;local communities  
 
 
*[[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)]]
 
*[[Denmark: Abbreviations in Army Levying Rolls|Military Levying Roll Abbreviations (Army)]]
 
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*[[Denmark: Parish List|Parish List]]
 
 
*[[Denmark Parish Register Headings|Parish Register Headings]]<br>  
 
*[[Denmark Parish Register Headings|Parish Register Headings]]<br>  
 
**[[Denmark Parish Register Headings#Denmark_General|Denmark General]]<br>  
 
**[[Denmark Parish Register Headings#Denmark_General|Denmark General]]<br>  
 
**[[Denmark Parish Register Headings#Southern_Denmark_.28Danish_Language.29|Southern Denmark (Danish language)]]<br>  
 
**[[Denmark Parish Register Headings#Southern_Denmark_.28Danish_Language.29|Southern Denmark (Danish language)]]<br>  
 
**[[Denmark Parish Register Headings#Southern_Denmark_.28German_Language.29|Southern Denmark (German language)]]<br>  
 
**[[Denmark Parish Register Headings#Southern_Denmark_.28German_Language.29|Southern Denmark (German language)]]<br>  
*[[Denmark Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]
 
*[[Strategies for Danish Research|Strategies for Danish Research]]
 
 
*[[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]]
 
*Word Lists: [[Danish Word List|Danish]], [[German Word List|German]], and [[Latin Genealogical Word List|Latin]]<br>
 
 
*[http://www.genealogi-kbh.dk/dokumenter/FamilySearch%2025%20apr.pdf Vejledning til FamilySearch]
 
*[http://www.genealogi-kbh.dk/dokumenter/FamilySearch%2025%20apr.pdf Vejledning til FamilySearch]
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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
'''Wiki articles describing online collections is found at:'''
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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]
  
*[[Denmark Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Denmark Civil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== References ==
*[[Denmark, Estate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Denmark, Estate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== 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|Aalborg]]
 
*[[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
 
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Denmark|Denmark WikiProjects]]
 
 
 
Here's a quick reference to specific activities:<br>
 
 
 
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*[[Help:Editing a Page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]]
 
*[[Help:How to create an article|Create a new article]]
 
*[[Help:Categorization|Categorize articles]]
 
 
 
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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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Denmark Research Topics
Denmark flag
Beginning Research
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Ethnicity
Local Research Resources


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


HjørringHjørringAalborgThistedViborgRandersRandersRingkøbingSkanderborgÅrhusRibeVejleTønderHaderslevÅbenråSønderborgOdenseSvendborgMariboHolbækSorøFrederiksborgPræstøKøbenhavnBornholmKøbenhavn CityDanish Amts 1793 to 1970 2x2.jpg

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.