Lægdsrulle means Military Levying Roll
What does the Danish word lægdsrulle mean?
Danish Military Levying Rolls as Substitutes for Lost Church Books
Record loss does not necessarily mean that we are unable to document the births of our ancestors. Danish military levying rolls can be used to document birth dates and birthplaces when the parish registers were lost, and images of the rolls are available online.
Annotations in an 1818 Military Levying Roll
Some entries in Danish military levying rolls contain many annotations. Meticulous transcription unveiled an abundance of details in a main roll entry from 1818.
Real Property Clues in Danish Military Levying Rolls
Danish military levying rolls often provide many clues for further research and not only about an ancestor’s military history. This example shows that these records can provide details about acquisition and sale of real property.
Danish County Records: Military Case Files
Record series with miscellaneous letters can be worth researching. Such a collection from Odense County Office holds correspondence about a soldier, who moved to another military levying district without reporting it to the military authorities.
Researching 20th Century Danish Military Levying Rolls
From 1871 main rolls were no longer kept. How can you then follow a person in the Danish military levying rolls? I will demonstrate that today using the story of Knud Pedersen, born 1898.
Military levying: Rolls by Local and National Authorities
I have been asked a general question about the difference between Danish military levying rolls kept by local and national authorities.
Following a Person from one Danish Military Levying Roll to the Next
On this Second Sunday of Advent 2018 we shall follow Lucas Christensen, born 1794 in the rural parish Særslev as a son of Christen Lucassen.1 The family lived in Særslev a few years, but then moved to Hårslev Parish. Lucas’ story is good for demonstrating the procedure of following a værnepligtig person from one military levying roll to the next. If you have not read my first entry in this series about military levying rolls, I advise you to do so, because some basic terms are explained in that entry.
Danish Military Leyving Rolls: The Earliest Rolls from about 1788
The first Sunday of Advent 2018 has finally come, and I am excited to start sharing my readers’ family stories told primarily through the Danish military levying rolls. The index of the 1787 census of Herlufmagle Parish shows the twenty-one-year-old Mads Jensen, but the writing in the original record is unclear. Can the military levying rolls be used as evidence for the name of this young man?
Advent Calendar 2018: Your Danish Military Levying Records Brick Walls
Send me your Danish military levying brick walls and get a chance to have the problems solved free of charge in my 2018 advent calendar!
Commemorative Medal for Participation in the Schleswig Wars of 1848-1850 and 1864
Danish soldiers, who took part in one or both Schleswig Wars of 1848-1850 and 1864 could apply for a commemorative medal. The applications have been indexed, so it is relatively easy to search for your Danish ancestors in these records. In this blog post I will teach you how to find your Danish war heroes.