Denmark Census, 1834 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Denmark
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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years: 1834
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 18 February 1834. 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 1834 census of Denmark. This index was created by MyHeritage from images provided by the National Archives of Denmark. 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.

This census was taken for the countries of Denmark, the Faeroe Islands, Greenland and the Danish West Indies. This publication is only for Denmark. The enumeration for Denmark was divided into three sections: Copenhagen city, other cities, and rural areas.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Danish and German. For help reading these records see the following:

What Can These Records Tell Me?

This census forms contain the following information.

Column Heading (Danish) Column Heading (English)
Byernes eller Stedernes Navne, med Anførsel af Gaarde, Huse, o.s.v. Town's or place's name with reference of farms, houses, etc.
Samtlige Personers Navne i hver Gaard, hvert Huus, o.s.v. All persons' names in each farm, each house, etc.
Enhver Personers Alder, det løbende Alders Aar iberegnet. Each person's age, determined according to the current year.
Gift, ugift, enkemand eller enke. Married, unmarried, widower or widow.
Personernes Titel, Embede, Forretning, Haandværk, Næringsvei, Stilling i Familien eller hvad de lever af. Persons' title, office, business, craft, occupation, position in the family or how they are provided for.

Collection Content

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

Sample Images

Digital Folder Number List

This collection contains a digital browse. Only the DGS numbers are displayed. The following list shows the contents of each of the DGS numbers.

DGS Number Description Volume Page County District Parish City Quarter First Street
100949171 1728 1 1 København Sank Annæ Vester Rosenborg slot
100949172 1729 3 1 København Sank Annæ Vester Adelgade
100949173 1730 9 177 Aarhus Volden
100949174 1731 15 165 Næstved Grønnegade
100949175 1732 21 187 Ålborg Grevskabet Lindenborg Lillevorde
100949176 1733 24 1 Ålborg Hornum Årestrup
100949177 1734 30 209 Bornholm Sønder Povlsker
100949178 1735 36 251 Hjørring Børglum Vejby
100949179 1736 43 73 Holbæk Merløse Tveje Merløse
100949180 1737 50 201 København Sokkelund Tårnby
100949181 1738 57 201 Maribo Lollands Sønder Søllested
100949182 1739 63 115 Odense Skam Uggerslev
100949183 1740 68 187 Præstø Mønbo Keldby
100949184 1741 71 1 Randers Mols Agri
100949185 1742 77 239 Ribe Skads Hostrup
100949186 1743 82 1 Rinkjøbing Hind Gammel
100949187 1744 87 407 Skanderborg Voer Ørridslev
100949188 1745 94 209 Svendborg Gudme Ringe
100949189 1746 101 1 Thisted Hillerslev Hansted
100949190 1747 107 23 Vejle Holmans Gauerslund
100949191 1748 114 1 Viborg Rinds Bjerregrav

How Do I Search This 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

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

To view images in this collection:

  1. Look at the Digital Folder Number List section to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the images

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?

  • Consult the Denmark Record Finder to find other records
  • 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
  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name.
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches
  • Search the records of nearby parishes. While it was uncommon for an individual in this period to move more than about 20 miles from their place of birth, smaller relocations were not uncommon
  • Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description, if possible
  • Consult the Denmark Record Finder to find other records

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, 1834." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 28 November 2017. From "Denmark Census, 1834." Database and images. MyHeritage. https://www.myheritage.com : 2016. Rigsarkivet, København (The Danish National Archives), Copenhagen.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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