Denmark Cemeteries

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Jewish Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • JewishGen has a database to check for Jewish Cemeteries. For Norway, look under Europe, then Norway.
  • jewishgen Jewish Cemeteries in Copenhagen
  • jewish-heritage Heritage & Heritage Sites for Denmark
  • mosaiske MOSAIC NORTHERN CEMETERY IN MØLLEGADE. Jewish funerals in Denmark take place exclusively at Mosaiske Vestre burial ground. From 1693 and almost 300 years on, Jews were buried at the funeral home in Møllegade.

Military Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Common Wealth War Graves Commission Norway there are 74 Cemeteries listed.
  • garnisonskirkegaard The name Garrison Cemetery expresses connection to our country's military history, and many burial sites bear names - from Unknown Soldiers to Senior Military Commanders - that remind us of military action.
  • Wikipedia Danish Military Memorials and Cemeteries
  • webmatters Danish Military Cemetery page
  • CWGC Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Individual Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • assistens The Historic Assistens Cemetery
  • Wikipedia The Assistens Cemetery
  • trace genealogist Graveyards and Cemeteries in Denmark
  • artikel Bispebjerg Cemetery - Copenhagen's most used burial ground
  • aarhus The end of life page of Municipality of AARHUS
  • thefh guide The Family History Guide to Goal 3: Church and Cemetery Records

Additional Resources at the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

To find cemetery records for Denmark in the FamilySearch Catalog follow these steps:

  1. Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  2. Enter: Denmark in the Place box
  3. Click on: Search
  4. Click on: Places within Denmark
  5. Click on: Cemeteries

If you don't find an entry for Cemeteries, you may need to go to a smaller jurisdiction by using Places within... a second time.

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

It’s not uncommon to search for the grave of an ancestor, hoping to get some birth or death date from the gravestone (especially in U.S. Research). Before you plan a trip to Denmark to travel around their cemeteries, you should consider some of the social and cultural differences. Here are a few things to consider:

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  • It has been deeply rooted in the Danish culture (for centuries) to be buried in the churchyard. The majority of burials, whether with a casket or an urn, are still buried in a Lutheran churchyard regardless of religious affiliation. The church yard may have sections for different religious groups for example: Jews, or Muslims.
  • With the limited space in the Lutheran churchyards, combined with a steady number of burials over many centuries, the Danes have had a practice of re-using burial plots. Currently they will re-use a burial plot after 20 years (with a casket burial), or 10 years (with an urn), unless the family has made special arrangements to take care of it. When a plot is re-used, the grave stone is removed.
  • While a family member’s burial plot is intact, the surviving family will take beautiful care of the grounds. After the remains have returned to the earth, and the actual plot is re-used, the churchyard remains a special place where they feel very connected to their deceased family members.