Denmark Census, 1801 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Denmark
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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years: 1801
Language: Danish
Title in the Language: Danmark Folketælling
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State Archives of Denmark


Why Should I Look at This Collection?

This collection is an enumeration of all persons in the Kingdom of Denmark on 1 February 1801. 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 1801 census of Denmark. This index was created by MyHeritage from images provided by the National Archives of Denmark. This census was taken for the countries of Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Schleswig. The enumeration for Denmark was divided into three sections: Copenhagen city, other cities, and rural areas. This collection includes only the records for Denmark and Haderslev County in Schleswig.

The National Archives of Denmark has cataloged this census with Rentekammeret, Danske Afdeling, Dansk-Norsk Tabelkontor (Treasury Department, Danish Division, Danish-Norwegian Statistical Office) 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 Stedernes Navne, samt Familiernes Antal Town and place names, along with the family's number
Personernes fulde Navne i enhver Familie The person's full name in each family
Hvad enhver Person er i Familien What each person is in the family
Personernes Alder, det løbende Alders Aar iberegnet The person's age, determined according to the age in the current year
Ugivt eller givt, og hvor ofte de have været i Ægte- eller Enkestand Unmarried or married, and how often they have been married or widowed
Personernes Titel, Embede, Forretning, Haandværk, Nærings-Vei, eller hvad de leve af The person's title, office, business, craft or occupation, or what they live of.
Summa paa Folketallet i hver Bye og Sogn, m. v. Sum of census in each village and parish, etc.

Collection Content

For additional details about these records and help using them see Denmark, Censuses (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Sample Image

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 Page County District Parish City Quarter First Street
100949152 1716 1 1 København Hofetaten Christiansborg Slot
100949153 1717 8 101 København Købmager kvartér 4. afdeling Kongens Nytorv
100949154 1718 15 189 København Sankt Annæ Øster Kvartér Ny Kongensgade
100949155 1719 25 1 Helsingør Strandgade
100949156 1720 33 1 Ribe Nederdammen
100949157 1721 41 127 Ålborg Hindsted Valsgård
100949158 1722 47 111 Frederiksborg Holbo Mårum
100949159 1723 54 123 Hjørring Dronninglund Hellevad
100949160 1724 62 1 Holbæk Tuse Fyrdendal
100949161 1725 70 1 Maribo Falster Sønder Åstrup
100949162 1726 75 1 Odense Åsum Allerup
100949163 1727 80 125 Odense Vends Gamborg
100949164 1727 87 1 Randers Galten Galten
100949165 1750 91 1 Randers Sønderhald Årslev
100949166 1751 97 1 Ringkøbing Bølling Sønder Borris
100949167 1753 103 143 Skanderborg Tyrsting Sønder Vissing
100949168 1753 111 1 Svendborg Langelands Nørre Bøstrup
100949169 1754 117 231 Thisted Hundborg Hurup
100949170 1755 125 71 Viborg Fjends Vridsted

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

Search the Index

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

View the Images

You will be able to view images in this collection when it is published.


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

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.

Collection Citation

Denmark Census, 1801. Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2018. National Archives, Denmark.

Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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