Denmark Estate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Denmark, Estate records, 1436-1964 .
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|Map of Denmark, 1793-1970|
|Title in the Language:||Danmark, Gods Protokoller|
|The Danish National Archives|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Contents
- 3 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 For Help Reading These Records
- 6 What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?
- 7 Known Issues with This Collection
- 8 Citing this Collection
- 9 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This collection contains records of Danish estates ranging from the year 1436 and ending in 1964. Some estates cover multiple counties. Estate owners were granted broad powers by the government to act in several official functions. They maintained their own records of military conscription, probate, tax, and land usage.
This collection includes the following records:
These records are written in Danish
The records usually contain the following information:
- Name of the estate
- Date of event
- Name of persons involved (who may or may not be resident on the estate)
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How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
- The name of the estate
- The county where the main building of the estate is located
The Wiki article Danish Gods explains more about Danish estate records.
To search the collection:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County"
⇒Select the "Estate"
⇒Select the "Record Type and Year Range" which takes you to the images
Indexes are available on some of these groups of images. If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning of a group of images or at the end. They maybe alphabetized by the first name or the last name. Find your ancestor’s name and look for the locator information next to the name (such as page, entry, or certificate number). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Denmark, estate records, 1436-1964. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Danish. For help reading the records see the wiki articles:
What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?
- Look for variant spellings of the names and nicknames.
- Search the records of nearby counties.
Known Issues with This Collection
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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.
For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to email@example.com. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Denmark Estate records, 1436-1964." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Rigsarkivet, København (National Archives, Copenhagen).
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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