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Denmark, Århus Municipal Census, 1918
This article describes a collection of records at
Aarhus, Århus, 
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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years: 1918
Language: Danish
Title in the Language: Danmark, Aarhus skattemandtalslister, 1918
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Aarhus stadsarkiv

Why Should I Look at This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is an enumeration of all persons resident in the city of Aarhus on 1 October 1918. If you have family members who lived in Aarhus or may have had reason to be in Aarhus on that date you should consider looking at this collection.

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is a registration of all persons in Aarhus, as well as persons temporarily present or absent. The collection consists of multiple forms. The official name of the collection is Mandtalsliste over Personer, Selskabeer, Foreninger og Institutioner, der benytter Lokaler i ovennænte Ejendom (Census of Persons, Companies, Associations and Institutions using Premises in Above Property). For details on the content of each form see What Can These Records Tell Me?

These records were created by the office of the Aarhus Magistrate's 1st division (Magistrat 1. afd.) tax authority (Skattevæsen). It is part of the Skattemandtalslister (tax census lists), 1885-1936. The content and arrangement of these records is very similar to the national census. Records are grouped by street, then by house number.

The Aarhus city archive has classified these records as follows. Each link is to the Aarhus city archive online catalog entry for the entity described.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Danish. For help reading them see:

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Instructions for this census were to include all persons who were permanent residents of Aarhus as well as permanent residents temporarily absent on the Beboelsesskema (Residential Schedule). The supplementary schedules were used to record persons meeting specific conditions.

Beboelseskema (Residential Schedule)[edit | edit source]

Section Instructions (Danish) Section Instructions (English)
Alle i Ejendommen boende Personer opfores med deres fulde Navn og øvrige i Skemaet forlangte Oplysninger, uanset om de midlertidig er fraverende All residents of the Property Persons are listed with their full name and other information requested in the Form, whether or not they are temporarily absent.
Column Heading (Danish) Column Heading (English)
Opføres i Rækkefølge saaledes:Forhus, Sidehus, Baghus (Kælder, Stue, 1. Sal o.s.v) Listed in order as follows: Front house, Side house, Back house (Basement, Living room, 1st floor etc.
Samtlige Beboere of begge Køn Fulde Navn All Residents of Both Sexes Full Name
Fødselsaar Year of birth
Fødselsdag Birthday
Fødeby Hvis udenfor Danmark om Vedkommende har Indfødsret Birthplace If outside Denmark if he or she has the right of birth
Stilling i Husstanden Position in the household
Gift, ugift. Enke, Enkemand, Fraskilt eller Separeret Married, unmarried. Widowed, Widowed, Divorced or Separated
Stand eller Livsstilling Stand or Life position
Husleje af Beboelseslejligheden samt Antal Værelser Rent of the apartment and number of rooms
Arbejdsgiverens Navn og Bopæl Employer's Name and Residence
Forsaavidt Tilflytning til Aarhus er sket i det sidste Aar, da / naar? / hvorfra? Forsaavidt Migration to Aarhus has happened in the last year, when / when? / from where?
Hvis Flytning indenfor Aarhus Bygrense er sket i det sidste Aar, da / Bopælen Iktober Flyttedat 1917 / Andre Bopæle siden Oktober Flyttedat 1917 If relocation within the city boundary of Aarhus has happened in the last year, then / Residence October Relocation 1917 / Other Residents since October Relocation 1917
Hvor undervises de paa denne Liste opførte Barn mellem 6 og 14 Aar? How are the children on this list taught between the ages of 6 and 14 years?
Plejebørn Foster children
Vedrørende Værnepligten / Kreds / Lægd / Bogstav / Nr. Regarding military service / Circle / Depth / Letter / Nr.

Tillægsskema I (Suppmentary Schedule I)[edit | edit source]

Section Instructions (Danish) Section Instructions (English)
Paa dette Skema opføres udenbys eller Udlandet boende Personer, der driver Forretning, Haandværk eller ander selvstændig Næringsdrift i Ejendommen

This form lists out-of-town or foreign residents Persons conducting business, crafts or other self-employed business in the property

The fields for supplementary schedules I and II are the same.

Column Heading (Danish) Column Heading (English)
Navn Name
Stilling Position
Adresse / Kommune Address / municipality
Adresse / Gade og Nr. Address / Street and Nr.
Adresse / Hvis udenfor Danmark, vedkommende Land Address / If outside Denmark, country concerned

Tillægsskema II (Suppmentary Schedule II)[edit | edit source]

Section Instructions (Danish) Section Instructions (English)
Forsaavidt Ejeren af Ejendommen har Bopæl udenfor Aarhus, opføres hans Navn, Stilling og Adresse paa dette Skema As far as the owner of the property is domiciled outside Aarhus, his name, position and address are entered on this form

The fields for supplementary schedules I and II are the same.

Column Heading (Danish) Column Heading (English)
Navn Name
Stilling Position
Adresse / Kommune Address / municipality
Adresse / Gade og Nr. Address / Street and Nr.
Adresse / Hvis udenfor Danmark, vedkommende Land Address / If outside Denmark, country concerned

Tillægsskema III (Suppmentary Schedule III)[edit | edit source]

Section Instructions (Danish) Section Instructions (English)
Herpaa opføres inden- og udenlandske Selskaber, Foreninger og institutioner, der har Kontor ellet Forretningslokaler i Ejendommen These include domestic and foreign companies, associations and institutions with offices or business premises in the property.
Column Heading (Danish) Column Heading (English)
Selskabets eller Institutionens Navn Name of the company or institution
Forretnings Branche Business industry
Forsaavidt Selskabet er hjemmehørende udenfor Aarhus opføres her Opholdskommunens Navn. Er Selskabet hjemmehørende I Udlandet anføres navnet paa Selskabets herhærende Repræsentant. Insofar as the Company is located outside Aarhus, the Residence Municipality's name is listed here. If the Company is domiciled abroad, the name of the Company's representative is stated.

Tillægsskema IV (Suppmentary Schedule IV)[edit | edit source]

Section Instructions (Danish) Section Instructions (English)
Herpaa opføres alle indenbys boende Personer, som driver Forretning, Haandværk o. l. i Ejendommen Here, all the residents of the town are listed. People who run business, crafts and more.
Column Heading (Danish) Column Heading (English)
Firma Navn Company Name
Indehaverens Navn Name of the holder
Forretnings Branhce Business Branch
Telefon Nr. Telephone number
Privat Bopæl Private Residence

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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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