Vital and Census Records
Searching the FamilySearch Index of Denmark Censuses
Sometimes indexes do not provide the results we are looking for, but that does not necessarily mean that the ancestor is not in the index.
Biographies in a Danish 18th Century Church Book
The parish clerk for Egtved Parish, Denmark, wrote short biographies of deceased parishioners in the church book from 1767-1789.
Link-Lives: A New Database for Denmark Genealogy
New free database for Denmark Genealogy with "life-courses and family relations of almost everyone [!!!] who lived in Denmark from 1787 until ... 1968."
Quasimodo Geniti means First Sunday after Easter
What does Quasimodo Geniti mean?
Opholdsbog means Residence Book - Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word opholdsbog mean?
Mandtal means Census - Learn Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word mandtal mean?
Kommunion means the Holy Communion - Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word kommunion mean?
Dødsattest means Death Certificate - Learn Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word dødsattest mean?
Your Ancestor's Godparents Were Probably Relatives
Information about godparents cannot only help identify ancestors via cluster research, but it can provide information about them which would otherwise not be found in public records.
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.
Jenny Kristine Juhl: Premarital Life of a Female Ancestor
Most of my female ancestors spent their youth preparing for a life as a housewife and it can seem difficult to find detailed information about their premarital life. As part of the Family History Writing Challenge, I have decided to write about my grandmother’s life from she left her home about age fourteen until she married at age twenty-four. In this post and upcoming posts, I will share some of the sources I use for this story.