Denmark Record Selection Table

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The table below can help you decide which records to search. In column 1 find the goal you selected. Find in column 2 the types of records that are most likely to have the information you need. Then turn to that section of this outline.'Additional records that may also be useful are listed in column 3. The terms used in columns 2 and 3 are the same as the subject headings used in this outline and in the Locality section of the Family History Library Catalog.Records containing previous research (biography, genealogy, history, nobility, periodicals, societies, and the International Genealogical Index) could provide information for most of the goals. These have not been repeatedly listed unless they are especially helpful for the goal.

1. If You Need 2. Look First In 3. Then Search
Age Census Church Records
Birth date Church Records
Death Church Records Probate Records, Court Records
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration Societies
Historical background History Social Life and Customs, Societies
Language helps Language and Languages Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Living relatives Genealogy Societies
Marriage Church Records
Naming customs Names, Personal Social Life and Customs
Noble families Nobility Biography, Periodicals
Occupation Church Records Census
Parents, children, and other family members Church Records Census, Probate, Court Records
Parish, district, and county boundaries Maps Gazetteers
Physical description Military Records Biography, Genealogy
Place-finding aids Gazetteers Maps, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Places of residence Church Records Census, Land and Property
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Genealogy, Periodicals, Societies History, Biography, Archives and Libraries