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''[[Denmark|Denmark]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'''''Digitized Danish Records Online'''  
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''[[Denmark Genealogy|Denmark]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'''''Digitized Danish Records Online'''  
  
= About the Website  =
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== About the Danish National Archives Website  ==
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In the fall of 2002, the Danish State Archives with the support of the Ministry of Culture, began to digitize the Danish Lutheran State Church Parish Records and the National Censuses. Today, a variety of other records can be found on the website including probate records, civil marriages, fire insurance, and court records.The images have been scanned from microfilm, microfiche, and original sources. The digital images are available for free through Arkivalieronline on the internet at:[http://www.arkivalieronline.dk/ [][http://www.sa.dk/ao/ http://www.sa.dk/]].
  
In the fall of 2002, the Danish State Archives with the support of the Ministry of Culture, began to digitize the Danish Lutheran State Church Parish Records and the National Censuses. Today, a variety of other records can be found on the website including probate records, civil marriages, fire insurance, and court records.The images have been scanned from microfilm, microfiche, and original sources. The digital images are available for free through Arkivalieronline on the internet at: [http://www.arkivalieronline.dk/ []http://www.sa.dk/ao/]. 
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The '''Danish National Archives Website''' is
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updated.  See homepage at:       https://www.sa.dk/
  
''Please note that you might not be able to view records using Google Chrome browser.  Use another browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox.''
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(Note:  Viewing of Danish National Archives digital
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images no longer requires installation of Java.)
  
The archives chose to use ''Java (Sun Microsystems)'' as the viewer for accessing the digital images. You can download Java for free at: [http://www.java.com/en/ [http://www.java.com/en/]].
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'''English translation''' of the''' Danish National Archives homepage''' is available,
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and may be selected on the lower left corner of the homepage, leading to:          https://www.sa.dk/en/
  
<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">You can learn about the project and how to use the website by clicking on “English” from the home page. The homepage itself and all the screens within the website can only be used in Danish.</span>
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Those using '''Google Chrome browser '''have another '''translation option. ''' A right mouse-click on any printed page allows
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selection of a ‘Translate to English’ option. 
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Only printed pages are translated, <u>NOT</u> original handwritten documents.  This translation option is available for more
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than just the homepage, and keeps additional translated website information in view.
  
== Announcements  ==
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'''ARKIVALIERONLINE''' or access to Danish
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Archives digital online records is found part way down the homepage.  Lutheran State Church records, Danish
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National Census records, and other resources are available online, and are accessed
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using the '''ARKIVALIERONLINE Search or Søg'''
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option.  Left mouse-click inside the search
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box, select a record type, then always left mouse-click the Search or Søg
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button to advance to selected records.            
  
<u>'''On 19. February 2013, a new version of the website will be released. You will still find the website at www.sa.dk/ao. It was first announced that Java would not be necessary to use the new version of the website; however, it will not be until later this spring that the use of Java with the website will be removed.'''</u><br>  
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== Accessing the Digitized Church Records  ==
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=== Accessing the Digitized Church Records  ===
  
Some of the first records to be digitized on the website are the Lutheran church records. Each parish has records digitzed from the earliest records up to the 20th century (dates vary depending on the parish).
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Some of the first records to be digitized on the website are the Lutheran church records. Each parish has records digitized from the earliest records up to the 20th century (dates vary depending on the parish).    
  
'''To access the church records, follow these 5 simple steps:'''
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'''Danish Lutheran Church Parish Records '''are found by selecting ‘Kirkebøger’.  Click Søg or Search.  On the '''Kirkebøger '''page, select ‘Kirkebøger fra hele landet’ or ‘Church books from around the country’.   Then choose a parish from the many church parishes throughout Denmark.  Select from record options that appear for selected parish.  From the column to the left of the parish record image viewer, choose the date span and the record type/types.   Church parish records may contain information about F (births/baptisms), K (confirmations), V (betrothals/marriages), D (death/burial), and additional records.   
  
1. Go to the homepage at: [http://www.arkivalieronline.dk/ [http://www.sa.dk/ao/]].<br>2. Click on "Kirkebøger" (Translation: Churchbooks).<br>
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Helpful Danish Church record information and English translation of parish register headings are found on the '''FamilySearch Wiki, '''Denmark Church Records page and the Denmark Parish Register Headings page''':'''
  
3. Click on "Søg i kirkebøger" (Translation:&nbsp;Search in the churchbooks). <br>4. Choose the desired "Amt" (Translation:&nbsp;County) from the drop down menu. <br>5. Choose the desired "Sogn" (Translation: Parish) from the drop down menu.  
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https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Denmark_Church_Records                  <nowiki/>and                                  <nowiki/>https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Denmark_Parish_Register_Headings
  
After choosing the parish you will see a table listing the available records with the associated span of years for the desired parish. The "Tabeloversigt" (Translation: Key to abbreviations) is listed as: <br>• F Fødte - Birth and Christenings<br>• K Konfirmerede – Confirmations<br>• V Viede – Marriages<br>• D Døde - Death and Burials<br>• J Jævnførelser - General Index<br>• A Afgangslister - Moving out record<br>• T Tilgangslister - Moving In record
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'''Tips '''for using Arkivalieronline church are found, in Danish, at:           https://www.sa.dk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/nyAO-kirkeboeger-hjaelp-2.pdf
  
The table's column headings are: <br>• Sogn – Parish<br>• Herred – District<br>• Amt – County<br>• Tekt – Text<br>• Fra – Beginning<br>• Til – Ending<br>
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The updated diagrams are helpful.   A free online translation service, such as Google Translate may be useful for Danish to English translation of this information.  see:https://translate.google.com/
  
==== Searching the Images  ====
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(Similar help pages are also available on the website for other categories of records.)
  
1. Click on the name of the parish found under the column “Tekst” for the years you need. You will see a notice that Java is running (you might have to click "run" for it to open).
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'''''Note:  The following information was posted for an earlier edition of Arkivalieronline:'''''
  
2. The next screen appears as a big blank screen with a column of red dots followed by the word "Opslag" and a number. The ''Opslag'' number is a post reference to the image from the microfilm. When you click on a specific ''Opslag'' the image downloads to your computer which then appears on your screen. From here you can scroll through each image just as you would on a microfilm. You can zoom the image in and out by changing the number by the '%' symbol. You can save the image to your computer. When finished, close the window.
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'''The following PDF provides an English guide for using church records on (an earlier edition of) the website:'''<br>
  
Most of the time multiple types of records will appear within a single image file. Navigating through a single ''opslag'' is easier when you understand the order the records will follow:
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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/2d/Arkivalieronline_Digitized_Church_Records_guide.pdf Arkivalieronline Church Records Guide]
  
*Typically, the births will be listed first.
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[[Image:Arkivalieronline Digitized Church Records guide.pdf]]<br>  
*After this will come confirmations,
 
*then marriages,
 
*Moving ins and outs
 
*deaths,
 
*and finally the general index.
 
 
 
It is also helpful to recognize that most of the time, ''the males and females were recorded in separate books''. Therefore, when searching birth or death records, the males will be listed first for the entire time period indicated, then the females will be listed.<br>  
 
  
 
{{Tip
 
{{Tip
 
|To learn more about the Danish Parishes see article: [[Denmark: The Parish (Sogn)|Denmark: The Parish (Sogn)]]
 
|To learn more about the Danish Parishes see article: [[Denmark: The Parish (Sogn)|Denmark: The Parish (Sogn)]]
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==== <br>Alternate Online Access to Danish Church Books: ====
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Images of Danish Archives records can be viewed at '''Danish Family Search Website''':    http://www.danishfamilysearch.com/          Left mouse-click on the map or on ''<nowiki/>'Church Books' ''on Overview drop-down menu to select, successively, county, district, and parish, then select record group by date range and type/types of records.  Danish Family Search website instructions can be viewed in either English or Danish language.
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Many Danish Church Records can be found among '''Family Search Indexed and Browse Images''':    https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list/?page=1&countryId=1927025        Indexed Danish Family Search records can be searched using search fields.  Unindexed Danish Family Search records can be searched by choosing'' 'browse images''', then county, district, parish, and then record group by date range and type/types of records.
  
== Accessing the Digitized Census Records  ==
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=== Accessing the Digitized Census Records  ===
  
 
Along with the church records, the National Census records were also some of the first Danish records to be digitized. The following census years are available through ''Arkivalieronline'':<br>  
 
Along with the church records, the National Census records were also some of the first Danish records to be digitized. The following census years are available through ''Arkivalieronline'':<br>  
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'''To access the census records, follow these 7 simple steps:'''  
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'''Danish Census records '''are found by selecting ‘Folketælinger’ or ‘censuses’.  Click Søg or Search.  Click again on ‘Folketællinger’ or ‘censuses’ section.  From the '''Folketællinger '''menu, select the year and the place type of the records you wish to view.   Place types include Landdistrikter or rural areas, Købstæder or market towns, and København  for  Copenhagen.  When the year and type of record are selected, then a parish may be selected, and then the record set. 
  
#Go to the homepage at: [http://www.sa.dk/ao/ [http://www.sa.dk]].&nbsp;
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Helpful Danish Census record information and English Translation of Danish Census Headings for various years are found on the '''FamilySearch Wiki, Denmark Census '''page''':         '''https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Denmark_Census
#Click on "Folketællinger" (Translation: Censuses).
 
#Click on "Søg i Folketællinger" (Translation: Search in the censuses).
 
#Choose the year of census (Vælg årgang) from the drop down menu.
 
#Choose the location type (Vælg Stedbetegnelse) from the drop down menu.
 
  
*Etaten - Service (Military)
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'''Tips '''for using Arkivalieronline census records are found, in Danish, at:          https://www.sa.dk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/nyAO-folketaellinger-hjaelp-2.pdf
*København - Copenhagen
 
*Købstad - Cities
 
*Landsogn - Rural Parishes
 
  
6. Choose the jurisdictions you wish to search. Here are some translations to help in choosing the jursidiction:  
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The updated diagrams are helpful.   A free online translation service, such as Google Translate may be useful for Danish to English translation of this information.  see:          https://translate.google.com/
  
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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(Similar help pages are also available on the website for other categories of records.)
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*Amt - County
 
*Herred - District
 
*Sogn - Parish<br>
 
  
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'''''Note:  The following information was posted for an earlier edition of Arkivalieronline:'''''
*Etaten - Service (Military)
 
*Slot - Castle or Palace
 
*Kompani - Company
 
  
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'''The following PDF provides an English guide of how to access the census records on (an earlier edition of) the website:'''
*Kvarter - Quarter
 
*Købstad - City
 
*Gade - Street
 
  
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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/cc/Arkivalieronline_Digitized_Census_Records_guide.pdf Arkivalieronline Census Records Guide]<br>[[Image:Arkivalieronline Digitized Census Records guide.pdf|Arkivalieronline: Accessing the Digitized Census Records]]
  
7. After you have chosen the jurisdictions, click on the button "Hent Oplysninger" (Translation: retreive the information).  
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==== Alternate Online Access to Danish Census Records ====
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Danish Family Search:    http://www.danishfamilysearch.com/          Left mouse-click on map,or on ''<nowiki/>'Census Data''' on drop-down menu to select, successively,  census date, county, district, and parish to get to census records which can be searched.  If indexed, records can be searched by various categories, i.e., first names, surnames, place names, etc, to find an extracted record of a family, attached to an image of the actual census page.  If not yet indexed, pages of census images can be searched one by one.  Danish Family Search website instructions can be viewed in either English or Danish language.
  
==== Searching the Images &nbsp; ====
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=== Accessing the Digitized Probate Records  ===
  
Once you click on "Hent Oplysninger," in step 7, you will see a notice that Java is running (you might have to click "run" for it to open).&nbsp;
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===== Find the Digitized Probate Records on the updated (2016) Danish Archives Site =====
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1, Go to the Danish Nations Archives Website:https://www.sa.dk/<nowiki/>''(In Google Chrome, right mouse-click for English Translation)''
  
The next screen appears as a big blank screen with a column of red dots followed by the word "Opslag" and a number. The ''Opslag'' number is a post reference to the image from the microfilm. When you click on a specific ''Opslag'' the image downloads to your computer which then appears on your screen. From here you can scroll through each image just as you would on a microfilm. You can zoom the image in and out by changing the number by the '%' symbol. You can save the image to your computer. When finished, close the window.&nbsp;
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2. Go to the ARKIVALIERONLINE section, left mouse-click in the search box, and select''<nowiki/>'Find din slægt',''or in English,''<nowiki/>'Find your relatives'. Click on 'Søg' or 'Search'.''
  
== Accessing the Digitized Probate Records  ==
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3. On the 'Find din slægt' or 'Find your relatives' page, scroll to the bottom of the page, where you will find several''<nowiki/>'Skifter...'<nowiki/>''or''<nowiki/>'Shifter' topics,''which are the probate records, representing the shifting of property from the deceased persons to the heirs. The section that is more general, for the whole country is listed as''<nowiki/>'Skifter, hele landet'''or''<nowiki/>'Switches, the whole country'.''
  
Another great digitized record type on the website are probate records. As of right now (Feb 2013), only probate records for the island of Sjælland are available along with the city of Copenhagen.
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4. After selecting which type of record you wish to search, left mouse-click on the topic. This will take you to a page where you may select the location of records you wish to view. Selection of the area, a listing of types of records, and period of time in which they existed. Selecting one of the record sets, will allow you to proceed to view specific records, and search for information about specific people in the Danish probate records.
 
 
'''To access the probate records, follow these 5 simple steps:'''
 
 
 
#Go to the homepage at: [[http://www.sa.dk/ao/ http://www.sa.dk/ao/]].
 
#Click on either "Skiftearkivalier" (Translation: probate records) or "Københavnske skiftearkivalier" (Translation: Copenhagen Probates).<br>
 
#Choose the desired "Amt" (Translation: County) from the drop down menu.
 
#Choose the desired "Type" (Translation: Court district type. For example, county court, manor court, city sheriff's court, military court, etc.) from the drop down menu.<br>
 
#Choose the desired "Embede" (Translation: probate court) from the drop down menu. For the Copenhagen probate records, you will only need to choose the "Embede" and the "Navn" (name of the record)
 
#After choosing the probate court you will see a table listing the available records with the associated span of years for the desired court. A tabel will appear below the drop down boxes. The headings listed are as follows:<br>
 
 
 
{| width="200"
 
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! scope="col" | Danish
 
! scope="col" | English
 
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| Vælg
 
| Choose the record
 
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| Type
 
| Court district type
 
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| Amt
 
| County
 
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| Embede
 
| Probate Court
 
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| Navn
 
| Name of record
 
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| Fra År
 
| From year
 
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| Til År
 
| To year
 
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==== Searching the Images ====
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(Note: on 'Find din slægt' or 'Find your relatives' page, select ''<nowiki/>'Skiftevæsen - Registre og hjælpemidler' ''or ''<nowiki/>'Probate Office -Records and aids''' to find name register and other aids for finding relatives.)
  
1. Click on the “Vælg” button for the years you need. You will see a notice that Java is running (you might have to click "run" for it to open).<br>2. The next screen appears as a big blank screen with a column of red dots followed by the word "Opslag" and a number. The Opslag number is a post reference to the image from the microfilm. When you click on a specific Opslag the image downloads to your computer which then appears on your screen. From here you can scroll through each image just as you would on a microfilm. You can zoom the image in and out by changing the number by the '%' symbol. You can save the image to your computer. When finished, close the window.<br>
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===== '''''Note: The following information was posted for an earlier edition of Arkivalieronline:''''' =====
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Another great digitized record type on the website are probate records. As of right now (Jul 2013), only probate records for the islands of Sjælland and Bornholm are available, along with the city of Copenhagen.  
  
== Accessing the Digitized Civil Records  ==
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'''Upload the following PDF for an English guide, ''(to an earlier edition)'', of how to access the probate records on the website:'''
  
Another great digitized record type on the website are probate records. As of right now (Feb 2013), only probate records for the island of Sjælland are available along with the city of Copenhagen.
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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/b/bb/Arkivalieronline_Digitized_Probate_Records_guide.pdf Arkivalieronline Probate Records Guide]
  
'''To access the probate records, follow these 5 simple steps:'''
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[[Image:Arkivalieronline Digitized Probate Records guide.pdf]]
  
#Go to the homepage at: [[http://www.sa.dk/ao/ http://www.sa.dk/ao/]].
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=== ''<nowiki/><nowiki/><nowiki/><nowiki/><nowiki/>''Accessing the Digitized Civil Records ===
#Click on either "Skiftearkivalier" (Translation: probate records) or "Københavnske skiftearkivalier" (Translation: Copenhagen Probates).<br>  
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On Arkivalieronline, the civil marriages of Copenhagen are available. They cover the years 1923-1961. There are two sections of the marriage records - the register to the marriages (Register til ægteskabsbog) and the actual marriage records (Ægteskabsbog).  
#Choose the desired "Amt" (Translation: County) from the drop down menu.
 
#Choose the desired "Type" (Translation: Court district type. For example, county court, manor court, city sheriff's court, military court, etc.) from the drop down menu.<br>
 
#Choose the desired "Embede" (Translation: probate court) from the drop down menu. For the Copenhagen probate records, you will only need to choose the "Embede" and the "Navn" (name of the record)  
 
#After choosing the probate court you will see a table listing the available records with the associated span of years for the desired court. A tabel will appear below the drop down boxes. The headings listed are as follows:<br>
 
  
{| width="200"
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'''Upload the following PDF for an English guide of how to access the civil records on the website:'''
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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/b/bd/Arkivalieronline_Digitized_Civil_Records_guide.pdf Arkivalieronline Civil Records Guide]<br> [[Image:Arkivalieronline Digitized Civil Records guide.pdf]]
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! scope="col" | English
 
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| Vælg
 
| Choose the record
 
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| Type
 
| Court district type
 
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| Amt
 
| County
 
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| Embede
 
| Probate Court
 
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| Navn
 
| Name of record
 
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| Fra År
 
| From year
 
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| Til År
 
| To year
 
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==== Searching the Images ====
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=== Accessing the Digitized Fire Insurance Records ===
  
1. Click on the “Vælg” button for the years you need. You will see a notice that Java is running (you might have to click "run" for it to open).<br>2. The next screen appears as a big blank screen with a column of red dots followed by the word "Opslag" and a number. The Opslag number is a post reference to the image from the microfilm. When you click on a specific Opslag the image downloads to your computer which then appears on your screen. From here you can scroll through each image just as you would on a microfilm. You can zoom the image in and out by changing the number by the '%' symbol. You can save the image to your computer. When finished, close the window.<br>
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Fire insurance records are a special record type that can be very useful when researching ancestors in the larger cities of Denmark. The fire insurance records are available from 1731 to 1872. Depending on the city, there are some areas that have records up to the 1920s.  
  
== Accessing the Digitized Fire Insurance Records ==
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'''Upload the following PDF for an English guide of how to access the fire insurance records on the website:'''
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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/a/a4/Arkivalieronline_Accessing_Digitized_Fire_Insurance_Records_guide.pdf Arkivalieronline Fire Insurance Records Guide]<br> [[Image:Arkivalieronline Accessing Digitized Fire Insurance Records guide.pdf]]
  
fire insurance
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=== Accessing the Digitized Court Records  ===
  
== Accessing the Digitized Court Records  ==
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court records  
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'''To access the Copenhagen court records, follow these 7 simple steps:'''<br>
  
== Tips  ==
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=== Tips  ===
  
#You can save and print the digital images simply by first pushing the 'Save Image' button in the top lefthand corner of the screen, then opening the image in your image viewer (Microsoft Image viewer, IfranView, etc.), and finally pushing print. It is adviseable to save the images as '.tif' files.  
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#You can save and print the digital images simply by first pushing the 'Save Image' button in the top lefthand corner of the screen, then opening the image in your image viewer (Microsoft Image viewer, IfranView, etc.), and finally pushing print. It is adviseable to save the images as '.tif' files.<br>
#There are very detailed instructions (in english) for using Arkivalieronline at: [http://utilis.dk/ressourcer/2011_Generic_instructions_for_the_use_of_arkivalieronline.pdf Utilis.dk]
 
 
#High speed internet is recommended for optimum performance.  
 
#High speed internet is recommended for optimum performance.  
 
#You may run into problems with the viewer depending on your operating system.  
 
#You may run into problems with the viewer depending on your operating system.  
 
#They do not enhance the digital images from the microfilm. If the microfilming was poor, it carries over to the digital image.
 
#They do not enhance the digital images from the microfilm. If the microfilming was poor, it carries over to the digital image.
  
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[[Category:Denmark Online Research Sites|Church]]

Latest revision as of 18:42, 16 February 2017

Denmark Gotoarrow.pngDigitized Danish Records Online

About the Danish National Archives Website

In the fall of 2002, the Danish State Archives with the support of the Ministry of Culture, began to digitize the Danish Lutheran State Church Parish Records and the National Censuses. Today, a variety of other records can be found on the website including probate records, civil marriages, fire insurance, and court records.The images have been scanned from microfilm, microfiche, and original sources. The digital images are available for free through Arkivalieronline on the internet at:[http://www.sa.dk/].

The Danish National Archives Website is updated.  See homepage at: https://www.sa.dk/

(Note:  Viewing of Danish National Archives digital images no longer requires installation of Java.)

English translation of the Danish National Archives homepage is available, and may be selected on the lower left corner of the homepage, leading to:          https://www.sa.dk/en/

Those using Google Chrome browser have another translation option.  A right mouse-click on any printed page allows selection of a ‘Translate to English’ option.  Only printed pages are translated, NOT original handwritten documents.  This translation option is available for more than just the homepage, and keeps additional translated website information in view.

ARKIVALIERONLINE or access to Danish Archives digital online records is found part way down the homepage.  Lutheran State Church records, Danish National Census records, and other resources are available online, and are accessed using the ARKIVALIERONLINE Search or Søg option.  Left mouse-click inside the search box, select a record type, then always left mouse-click the Search or Søg button to advance to selected records.            

            

Accessing the Digitized Church Records

Some of the first records to be digitized on the website are the Lutheran church records. Each parish has records digitized from the earliest records up to the 20th century (dates vary depending on the parish).   

Danish Lutheran Church Parish Records are found by selecting ‘Kirkebøger’.  Click Søg or Search.  On the Kirkebøger page, select ‘Kirkebøger fra hele landet’ or ‘Church books from around the country’.   Then choose a parish from the many church parishes throughout Denmark.  Select from record options that appear for selected parish.  From the column to the left of the parish record image viewer, choose the date span and the record type/types.   Church parish records may contain information about F (births/baptisms), K (confirmations), V (betrothals/marriages), D (death/burial), and additional records.  

Helpful Danish Church record information and English translation of parish register headings are found on the FamilySearch Wiki, Denmark Church Records page and the Denmark Parish Register Headings page:

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Denmark_Church_Records and https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Denmark_Parish_Register_Headings

Tips for using Arkivalieronline church are found, in Danish, at: https://www.sa.dk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/nyAO-kirkeboeger-hjaelp-2.pdf

The updated diagrams are helpful.   A free online translation service, such as Google Translate may be useful for Danish to English translation of this information.  see:https://translate.google.com/

(Similar help pages are also available on the website for other categories of records.)

Note: The following information was posted for an earlier edition of Arkivalieronline:

The following PDF provides an English guide for using church records on (an earlier edition of) the website:

Arkivalieronline Church Records Guide

File:Arkivalieronline Digitized Church Records guide.pdf


Alternate Online Access to Danish Church Books:

Images of Danish Archives records can be viewed at Danish Family Search Website: http://www.danishfamilysearch.com/ Left mouse-click on the map or on 'Church Books' on Overview drop-down menu to select, successively, county, district, and parish, then select record group by date range and type/types of records. Danish Family Search website instructions can be viewed in either English or Danish language.

Many Danish Church Records can be found among Family Search Indexed and Browse Images': https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list/?page=1&countryId=1927025 Indexed Danish Family Search records can be searched using search fields. Unindexed Danish Family Search records can be searched by choosing 'browse images, then county, district, parish, and then record group by date range and type/types of records.

Accessing the Digitized Census Records

Along with the church records, the National Census records were also some of the first Danish records to be digitized. The following census years are available through Arkivalieronline:

1787 1801 1834 1840 1845 1850 1855 1860 1870
1880 1890 1901 1906 1911 1916 1921 1925 1930

Danish Census records are found by selecting ‘Folketælinger’ or ‘censuses’.  Click Søg or Search.  Click again on ‘Folketællinger’ or ‘censuses’ section.  From the Folketællinger menu, select the year and the place type of the records you wish to view.   Place types include Landdistrikter or rural areas, Købstæder or market towns, and København  for  Copenhagen.  When the year and type of record are selected, then a parish may be selected, and then the record set. 

Helpful Danish Census record information and English Translation of Danish Census Headings for various years are found on the FamilySearch Wiki, Denmark Census page: https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Denmark_Census

Tips for using Arkivalieronline census records are found, in Danish, at: https://www.sa.dk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/nyAO-folketaellinger-hjaelp-2.pdf

The updated diagrams are helpful.   A free online translation service, such as Google Translate may be useful for Danish to English translation of this information.  see: https://translate.google.com/

(Similar help pages are also available on the website for other categories of records.)

Note: The following information was posted for an earlier edition of Arkivalieronline:

The following PDF provides an English guide of how to access the census records on (an earlier edition of) the website:

Arkivalieronline Census Records Guide
File:Arkivalieronline Digitized Census Records guide.pdf

Alternate Online Access to Danish Census Records

Danish Family Search: http://www.danishfamilysearch.com/ Left mouse-click on map,or on 'Census Data' on drop-down menu to select, successively, census date, county, district, and parish to get to census records which can be searched. If indexed, records can be searched by various categories, i.e., first names, surnames, place names, etc, to find an extracted record of a family, attached to an image of the actual census page. If not yet indexed, pages of census images can be searched one by one. Danish Family Search website instructions can be viewed in either English or Danish language.

Accessing the Digitized Probate Records

Find the Digitized Probate Records on the updated (2016) Danish Archives Site

1, Go to the Danish Nations Archives Website:https://www.sa.dk/(In Google Chrome, right mouse-click for English Translation)

2. Go to the ARKIVALIERONLINE section, left mouse-click in the search box, and select'Find din slægt',or in English,'Find your relatives'. Click on 'Søg' or 'Search'.

3. On the 'Find din slægt' or 'Find your relatives' page, scroll to the bottom of the page, where you will find several'Skifter...'or'Shifter' topics,which are the probate records, representing the shifting of property from the deceased persons to the heirs. The section that is more general, for the whole country is listed as'Skifter, hele landet'or'Switches, the whole country'.

4. After selecting which type of record you wish to search, left mouse-click on the topic. This will take you to a page where you may select the location of records you wish to view. Selection of the area, a listing of types of records, and period of time in which they existed. Selecting one of the record sets, will allow you to proceed to view specific records, and search for information about specific people in the Danish probate records.

(Note: on 'Find din slægt' or 'Find your relatives' page, select 'Skiftevæsen - Registre og hjælpemidler' or 'Probate Office -Records and aids' to find name register and other aids for finding relatives.)

Note: The following information was posted for an earlier edition of Arkivalieronline:

Another great digitized record type on the website are probate records. As of right now (Jul 2013), only probate records for the islands of Sjælland and Bornholm are available, along with the city of Copenhagen.

Upload the following PDF for an English guide, (to an earlier edition), of how to access the probate records on the website:

Arkivalieronline Probate Records Guide

File:Arkivalieronline Digitized Probate Records guide.pdf

Accessing the Digitized Civil Records

On Arkivalieronline, the civil marriages of Copenhagen are available. They cover the years 1923-1961. There are two sections of the marriage records - the register to the marriages (Register til ægteskabsbog) and the actual marriage records (Ægteskabsbog).

Upload the following PDF for an English guide of how to access the civil records on the website: Arkivalieronline Civil Records Guide
File:Arkivalieronline Digitized Civil Records guide.pdf

Accessing the Digitized Fire Insurance Records

Fire insurance records are a special record type that can be very useful when researching ancestors in the larger cities of Denmark. The fire insurance records are available from 1731 to 1872. Depending on the city, there are some areas that have records up to the 1920s.

Upload the following PDF for an English guide of how to access the fire insurance records on the website: Arkivalieronline Fire Insurance Records Guide
File:Arkivalieronline Accessing Digitized Fire Insurance Records guide.pdf

Accessing the Digitized Court Records


To access the Copenhagen court records, follow these 7 simple steps:

Tips

  1. You can save and print the digital images simply by first pushing the 'Save Image' button in the top lefthand corner of the screen, then opening the image in your image viewer (Microsoft Image viewer, IfranView, etc.), and finally pushing print. It is adviseable to save the images as '.tif' files.
  2. High speed internet is recommended for optimum performance.
  3. You may run into problems with the viewer depending on your operating system.
  4. They do not enhance the digital images from the microfilm. If the microfilming was poor, it carries over to the digital image.