Genealogy Blog

A blog about genealogy in Denmark

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Most family historians formulate theories during the research process, either consciously or subconsciously. I write down any theories as a part of my research plan. Learn why and see an example thereof.


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Images of many Danish historical maps are available online. Cadastral maps from the early 1800s list names of owners or tenants and can therefore provide evidence about your ancestors.


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Some entries in Danish military levying rolls contain many annotations. Meticulous transcription unveiled an abundance of details in a main roll entry from 1818.


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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.


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Vaccination against smallpox was mandatory in Denmark from 1810. The first vaccination record books look a lot like census records, because children of all ages who had not had smallpox, were vaccinated during the months following the law about vaccinations.


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Extraordinary hometown certificates were issued to people from Southern Jutland (then called Schleswigers) who had opted for Danish citizenship following the end of the Second Schleswig War in 1864. The application could include a copy of a citizenship record.


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Extraordinary hometown certificates were issued to people from Southern Jutland (then called Schleswigers) who had opted for Danish citizenship following the end of the Second Schleswig War in 1864. The application often included could included a letter from a county office in Schleswig.


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Extraordinary hometown certificates were issued to people from Southern Jutland (then called Schleswigers) who had opted for Danish citizenship following the end of the Second Schleswig War in 1864. The applications have been kept, and they often contained attachments, which have also been kept.


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Extraordinary hometown certificates were issued to people from Southern Jutland (then called Schleswigers) who had opted for Danish citizenship following the end of the Second Schleswig War in 1864. The applications have been kept in the collections of the Danish county offices.


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The Danish public trustee records are a good supplement for the probate records.