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Danish County Records: Hometown Certificates # 2

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Danish County Records: Hometown Certificates # 2

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.

Yesterday I showed an example of an application for an extraordinary hometown certificate. That application was from Peter Jessen. One of the attachments to that letter was documentation for his registration in the military levying rolls.

  • Copy
  • It is hereby attested that the sailor Peter Jessen, born in Skjillegaarde Mark, Broager Parish, who until now was listed in the navy levying roll for Sønderborg County, Nybøl Hundred, levying area 2, no. 1, has now been listed in the navy roll for the island Ærø 114th levying area, no. 128.
  • The town bailiff’s office in Ærøskjøbing on 17 September 1867.1

The letter provides clues for further research both from Sønderborg County and from Ærø. I would also suggest trying to find the original from which this copy was made to be sure that no transcription errors were made.



  1. Carstens, Byfogedcontoiret i Ærøskjøbing, letter, 17 September 1867, Peter Jessen in the navy levying records; copy thereof as an attachement to Peter Jessen, to Svendborg Amthuus, letter, 7 November 1871, application for extraordinary hometown certificate; filed in box 175: 1870-1873 Sager vedrørende ekstraordinære hjemstedsbeviser, collection AB006: Svendbrog Amt, Landsarkivet for Fyn.
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