Denmark, Probate Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This collection is an index to probates for the counties of Denmark. This index may not be complete.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data published on It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Landsarkivet for Norrejylland. Denmark Probate Index, 1674-1851. Provincial Archives of Northern Jutland, Viborg, Denmark.

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Record Content

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Key genealogical facts found in the probate indexes may include the following information:

  • Full name of deceased
  • Name of estate
  • Name of parish
  • Spouse's given name
  • Spouse's surname
  • Last residence of deceased
  • Date of probate record
  • Names of children/cousins/various family members.

How to Use the Record

To search the collection by name fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

For additional information about the use of these records see the wiki article Denmark Probate Records.

Related Websites

Denmark Probate Index

Related Wiki Articles

Denmark Probate Records

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch ( accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.