Denmark: Finding Death Information

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Denmark Gotoarrow.pngFinding Marriage Information

Throughout history, one of the biggest changes a person experiences in their life is marriage. For many countries, marriage records are one of the first record types to be created, and are usually the oldest records.

Step 1: What do I know?

The first step in finding the marriage information of a couple is to determine what you already know. Before beginning research, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Do I already have a marriage date and place? How accurate is that information?
  2. Are there any living relatives that would already have the information?
  3. Are there secondary sources (such as online Family Trees and Biographies) that would have the information? What have others found?

If you do find the couple's marriage information in your family records, or other easily available sources, make sure to document where you found that information. Also, make sure to determine whether the information found is merely family hearsay or if it came from original records.

Step 2: Work with what you know

Step 3: What records can I search to find marriage information?

  1. Church Records 
  2. Civil Registration:
  3. Probates:#Cemeteries:

If you still cannot find the marriage try the following records. These records may not give an actual marriage date or place, but they can give clues.

  1. Censuses
  2. Military Levying Rolls:#Court Records:#Taxes:#Occupational Records:

Step 4: What's next?

After you have determined the marriage information of the ancestor, you can begin to search for other records.

   How to Find Information for Danish Ancestors

1. Getting Started
2. Birth Information
3. Marriage Information
4. Death Information
5. Place of Origin in Denmark
6. Moving within Denmark

7. Emigration information
8. Immigration information
9. Using witnesses to find the next generation
10. Families in Sønderjylland (Southern Denmark)
11. City People and Research
12. Miscellanious