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{{Denmark HR Infobox
|CID=CID1607917
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| CID=CID1607917
|title=Denmark Civil Marriages, 1851-1961
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| title= Denmark Civil Marriages, 1851-1961
|location=Denmark}} <br>
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| location=Denmark
 
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== Title in the Language of the Collection ==
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| LOC_01 =
 
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| LOC_02 =
Dänemark standesamtliche Trauungen
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| loc_map =
 
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| record_type = Civil registration
== Record Description  ==
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| start_year = 1851
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| end_year = 1961
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| language = [[Denmark Language and Languages|Danish]]
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| title_language = Danmark borgerlige vielser
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Danish Word List]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Denmark Birth, Marriage, and Death Search Strategies 1467 - Present]]  
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Denmark Civil Marriages Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Denmark Civil Registration]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Denmark Genealogy|Denmark Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Denmark Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bkeywords%3ABorgerlige%20%2Bkeywords%3Avielser FamilySearch Catalog Keyword Search]
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| FS_URL_08 =
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| FS_URL_09 =  
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| FS_URL_10 =
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| RW_URL_01 = [https://www.sa.dk/brug-arkivet/laer/intro-borgerlige-vielser Borgerlige vielser (Rigsarkivet Danmark]
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| RW_URL_02 = [https://www.slaegtogdata.dk/ Slægtsforskning-Dlægt og Data (DIS-Danmark)]
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| RW_URL_03 =  
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| RW_URL_04 =
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| RW_URL_05 =  
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| custodian = [http://www.sa.dk/ National Archives of Denmark]
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}}
  
This Collection will include records from 1851 to 1961.<br>
 
  
The earliest records are handwritten in narrative style. Beginning in 1923, entries were recorded in books containing preprinted forms. These records cover only individuals who were not members of --&nbsp;or who&nbsp;chose not to marry in --&nbsp;the state church. Consequently, the population coverage is quite low. These records do not cover any parts of Denmark that were under German administration to 1920. These counties were Tønder, Haderslev, Åbenrå, and Sønderborg.
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
The records in this collection are for the years 1851-1959. Please note this collection may have indexes for records that are not included.&nbsp; For example, this collection contains an index to civil marriages in Copenhagen City, 1851-1896, but only has records for 1851-1875.<br>&nbsp;
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Civil marriages were first allowed in Denmark in 1851. The marriage was recorded with the district sheriff in rural areas and with the magistrate in cities. The marriage was recorded in special notarial registers. These registers vary in content and arrangement by area. Some include a considerable number of supporting documents, such as baptismal certificates, divorce decrees, and statements from people familiar with the couple.  Others record only the names and residences of the bridal couple. In 1923 the registration process was changed by legislation enacted in 1922. This made the mayor the registering officer in the cities and the parish sheriff the registrar in rural areas. Beginning in 1923, entries were recorded in books containing pre-printed forms. The forms used varied across the country, but the information recorded in them was fairly consistent. The counties of Tønder, Haderslev, Åbenrå, and Sønderborg belonged to Germany prior to 1920 and had a different system of registration.
  
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1607917/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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Please note this collection may have indexes for records that are not included. For example, this collection contains an index to civil marriages in Copenhagen City, 1851-1896, but only has records for 1851-1875. Only records after 1921 are searchable in this collection. No records from Copenhagen county or city are included in the indexed records. Marriages before 1922 must be located by browsing the images.  
  
Civil marriages were first allowed in Denmark in 1851. The marriage was recorded with the district sheriff in rural areas and with the magistrate in cities. The marriage was recorded in special notarial registers. These registers vary in content and arrangement by area. Some include a considerable number of supporting documents, such as baptismal certificates, while others record only the names and residences of the bridal couple. In 1923 the registration process was changed by legislation enacted in 1922. This made the mayor the registering officer in the cities and the parish sherrif the registrar in rural areas. The registration form was also standardized into a columnar format. Regions of Denmark that belonged to Germany had a separate system of registration.
 
  
Civil registration of marriage legitimized marriage for members of the population who were not adherents of the state church.
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== Collection Content  ==
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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As of 18 June 2014 this collection contained the following records. To see detailed information showing the number of indexed records for communities in these counties click [[Denmark Civil Marriages Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Denmark Civil Marriages Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information for collections published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{| width="20%" class="wikitable sortable"
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!  County !! Records
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| Hjørring ||style="text-align:right"| 2,573
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| Odense ||style="text-align:right"| 51,558
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| Randers ||style="text-align:right"| 6,154
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| Ribe ||style="text-align:right"| 2,386
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| Ringkøbing ||style="text-align:right"| 1,561
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| Skanderborg ||style="text-align:right"| 2,142
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| Svendborg ||style="text-align:right"| 18,385
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| Thisted ||style="text-align:right"| 625
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| Vejle ||style="text-align:right"| 7,263
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| Viborg ||style="text-align:right"| 1,524
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| Ålborg ||style="text-align:right"| 7,084
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|}
  
{{Collection citation
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===  Sample Images ===
| text = Municipalities in Denmark. Denmark, Civil Marriages. Rigsarkivet Danmark, Rigsdagsgården 9, 1218 København, Denmark. }}
 
  
[[Denmark Civil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content  ==
 
  
[[Image:Denmark Civil Marriages 1851-1961 (08-0507) DGS 4167271 6.jpg|thumb|right|Denmark Civil Marriages 1851-1961 (08-0507) DGS 4167271 6.jpg]]
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<gallery>
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Image:Denmark Civil Marriages 1851-1961 (08-0507) DGS 4167271 6.jpg|Civil marriages 1853, Odense herred, Odense.
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Image:Denmark, Vejle, Kolding civil marriage 1924 DGS 004443614 00058.jpg|Civil marriage 1924, Kolding, Vejle.
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Image: Denmark, Randers, Grenaa civil marriages 1937 004517673 00169.jpg|Civil marriages 1937, Grenå, Randers.
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</gallery>
  
These civil marriage records usually contain the following information:  
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Civil marriage records usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Marriage date  
 
*Marriage date  
*Ages, and sometimes the birthdates,&nbsp;of the bride and groom  
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*Ages, and sometimes the birth dates of the bride and groom  
 
*Residence of bride and groom  
 
*Residence of bride and groom  
 
*Occupation of the bride and groom
 
*Occupation of the bride and groom
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search you will need to know:
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "County" category<br>⇒Select the "Municipality" category<br>⇒Select the "Record Type and Inclusive Dates" category which takes you to the images<br>
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*Name of the bride or groom
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*Identifying information such as the marriage date and place
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1607917 Collection Page]. View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1607917/waypoints Browse Page].
  
Civil marriage records are an excellent source for validating the date and place of marriage. If a marriage record for a couple cannot be found in the church registers, the civil marriage registers are an excellent source to check.
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To browse the collection<br>
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⇒Select "County" <br>
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⇒Select "Municipality" <br>
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⇒Select "Record Type and Inclusive Dates"<br>
  
== Related Websites  ==
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
*[http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/denmark-records Danish Genealogy Records]
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With either search keep in mind:  
*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/denmark/ Denmark Genealogy Links]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
*[[Denmark|Denmark]]
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== Citing This Collection  ==
*[[Denmark Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Denmark Birth, Marriage, and Death Search Strategies 1467 - Present]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
{{Contributor_invite}}  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Denmark Civil Marriages, 1851-1961" Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. National Archives, Denmark. }} <br><br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|CID=CID1607917
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|title=Denmark Civil Marriages, 1851-1961
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image_Citation_Link
 
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|CID=CID1607917
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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|title=Denmark Civil Marriages, 1851-1961
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|}}
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?==
  
"Denmark Civil Marriages, 1851-1961," images, ''FamilySearch''(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12396-77050-62?cc=1607917&amp;wc=11531840) Ringkøbing &gt; Struer &gt; Marriages, 1924 &gt; Image 4 of 4 Images, Henry Louis Peter Rasmussen,1924; citing Denmark, Civil Marriages. København, Denmark.
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{{Contributor_invite}}
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[[Category:Denmark|Marriages]]
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[[Category:Denmark Marriage Records|Marriages]]

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Record Description
Record Type Civil registration
Collection years: 1851-1961
Language: Danish
Title in the Language: Danmark borgerlige vielser
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
National Archives of Denmark



What is in the Collection?

Civil marriages were first allowed in Denmark in 1851. The marriage was recorded with the district sheriff in rural areas and with the magistrate in cities. The marriage was recorded in special notarial registers. These registers vary in content and arrangement by area. Some include a considerable number of supporting documents, such as baptismal certificates, divorce decrees, and statements from people familiar with the couple. Others record only the names and residences of the bridal couple. In 1923 the registration process was changed by legislation enacted in 1922. This made the mayor the registering officer in the cities and the parish sheriff the registrar in rural areas. Beginning in 1923, entries were recorded in books containing pre-printed forms. The forms used varied across the country, but the information recorded in them was fairly consistent. The counties of Tønder, Haderslev, Åbenrå, and Sønderborg belonged to Germany prior to 1920 and had a different system of registration.

Please note this collection may have indexes for records that are not included. For example, this collection contains an index to civil marriages in Copenhagen City, 1851-1896, but only has records for 1851-1875. Only records after 1921 are searchable in this collection. No records from Copenhagen county or city are included in the indexed records. Marriages before 1922 must be located by browsing the images.


Collection Content

As of 18 June 2014 this collection contained the following records. To see detailed information showing the number of indexed records for communities in these counties click Denmark Civil Marriages Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records).

County Records
Hjørring 2,573
Odense 51,558
Randers 6,154
Ribe 2,386
Ringkøbing 1,561
Skanderborg 2,142
Svendborg 18,385
Thisted 625
Vejle 7,263
Viborg 1,524
Ålborg 7,084

Sample Images

Civil marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Marriage date
  • Ages, and sometimes the birth dates of the bride and groom
  • Residence of bride and groom
  • Occupation of the bride and groom

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • Name of the bride or groom
  • Identifying information such as the marriage date and place

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page. View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

To browse the collection
⇒Select "County"
⇒Select "Municipality"
⇒Select "Record Type and Inclusive Dates"

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

With either search keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Denmark Civil Marriages, 1851-1961" Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. National Archives, Denmark.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Denmark Civil Marriages, 1851-1961.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Denmark Civil Marriages, 1851-1961.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.