Denmark Census, 1787 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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|Map of Denmark, 1793-1970|
|Title in the Language:||Danmark Folketælling|
|State Archives of Denmark|
- 1 Why Should I Look at This Collection?
- 2 What is in This Collection?
- 3 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 4 Collection Contents
- 5 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 6 What Do I Do Next?
- 7 Citing this Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
Why Should I Look at This Collection?
This collection is an enumeration of all persons in the Kingdom of Denmark on 1 July 1787. If you had an ancestor living in Denmark at this time you should check this census to see where they were living, information about their age, occupation and other members of the family or household.
What is in This Collection?
This is an every-name index to the 1787 census of Denmark. This index was created by MyHeritage from images provided by the National Archives of Denmark. This census was taken on 1 July for the counties of Denmark. The National Archives of Denmark has cataloged this census with Rentekammeret (Treasury Department) as the responsible government office. More information about the records created by this office can be found at the National Archives of Denmark's online catalog, Daisy.
What Can these Records Tell Me?
This census forms contain the following information.
|Column (Danish)||Column (English)|
|Byernes og Stædernes Navne, samt Familiernes Antal||Town and place names, along with the family's number|
|Personernes fulde Navne udi enhver Familie||The person's full name in each family|
|Hvad enhver Person er i udi Familien samt Børnene ere ægte eller uægte, af første, andet eller hvilket Egteskab||What each person is in the family, also if the children are legitimate or illegitimate, of first, second, or which marriage|
|Personernes Alder, det løbende Alders Aar iberegnet||The person's age, determined according to the age in the current year|
|Ugivt eller Givt, og hvorofte de have været i Egteskab eller Enkestand||Unmarried or married, and how often they have been married or widowed|
|Personernes Titel, Embede, Forretning, Haandværk eller Nærings-Vei||The person's title, office, business, craft or occupation|
|Summa paa Folketallet i hver Bye og Sogn, med videre||Sum of census in each village and parish, etc.|
For additional details about these records and help using them see Denmark, Censuses (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Digital Folder Number List
This collection contains a digital browse. Only the DGS numbers are displayed. This table lists the first item on each folder in this collection. The contents may be continued from the previous folder.
|DGS Number||Roll||Volume||County||District||Parish||City||Quarter||First Street|
|103918398||1701||8||København||Klædebo||Peder Hvitfeldsstræde 146|
|103918399||1702||16||København||Sct. Annæ Vester||Helsingørgade 316|
|103918400||1703||24||København||Øster||Lillle Kongensgade 80|
How Do I Search the Collection?
You can search the index or view the images. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
- The name of the person you are looking for
- The parish where the person lived
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Add any new information to your records
- Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
- Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing this Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image.
- Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined.
- Use the information to locate the individual in church records, if appropriate
I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?
- Consider alternate spellings for names, such as Peder for Peter, and Maria for Maren
- Law regarding surnames were not fully in effect at this time, so the person may be recorded with or without a patronymic surname
- People enjoyed a higher level of personal mobility in Denmark than in other countries due to the easier terrain and a well-developed system of roads
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Denmark.
Citing this Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Denmark Census, 1787. Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2019. National Archives, Denmark.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
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