Denmark: Finding Death Information

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Denmark Gotoarrow.pngFinding Death Information

Death is a fact of life that everyone faces at some point in their life. For centuries, official entities in Denmark have kept a record of this very important life fact. Although death records can be some of the most difficult to find, the following steps can make finding the death a little easier.

Step 1: What do I know?

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

  1. Do I already have a death 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 your ancestor's death 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