Vital and Census Records
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Opholdsbog means Residence Book - Danish Genealogy Words
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Mandtal means Census - Learn Danish Genealogy Words
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Kommunion means the Holy Communion - Danish Genealogy Words
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Dødsattest means Death Certificate - Learn Danish Genealogy Words
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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.
Link-Lives: A Danish National Historical Life-Course and Multi-Generational Database 1787 - 1968
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Birth Record for Jenny Kristine Juhl, born 1921 in Holsted Parish, Denmark
My grandmother Jenny Kristine Juhl was born in 1921 in Holsted Parish. Birth records from that time contain useful information to finding more details about her parents, but how can you figure it out, if you do not understand Danish?
Danish Marriage Records
From 1683 until 1851, marriage in a church was the only legal method of getting married in Denmark. A marriage record from this period is therefore found in the church records, also called parish registers. Since 1851, civil marriage has been an option for Danes. For family researchers this means more sources to search. I was married in a church eight years ago today. I am celebrating my anniversary with this introduction to Danish marriage records from three centuries.