Denmark Census, 1835 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Denmark Census, 1835
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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years: 1835
Language: German
Title in the Language: Volkszählung Schleswig und Holstein
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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 Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein on 1 February 1835. If you are looking for an individual that lived in this area on this dateyou should check this census to see where they were living, information about their age, occupation and other members of the family or household.

The National Archives of Denmark has cataloged this census with Rentekammeret Danske Afdeling, Tabelkommissionen (Treasury Department, Danish Division, Statistical Office) as the responsible government office. Their title for this collection is Folketælling 1835, Slesvig. More information about the records created by this office can be found at the National Archives of Denmark's online catalog, Daisy.

What is in This Collection?

This is an every-name index to the 1835 census of Denmark. This index was created by MyHeritage from images provided by the National Archives of Denmark. This census is for the duchies of Schleswig, Holstein and Dithmarschen only. The forms used in this enumeration are in German.

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?

These census forms contain the following information.

German English
Name des Jurisdiktionsbezirks der Flecken und Dörfer so wie der dazu gehörigen Wohnstätten Name of the jurisdiction of the towns and villages, as well as the dwelling-places
Namen sämtlicher Personen in jedem Hause und jeder Familie Names of all persons in each house and family
Alter jeder Person, das laufende Jahr des Alters eingerechnet Age of each person, the current year of age
Ob verheiratet oder unverheiratet, Witwer oder Witwe Whether married or unmarried, widowed or widowed
Titel, Amt, Geschäft, Handwerk, Nahrungszweig der Personen und ihre Stellung in der Familie Title, office, business, craft, livelihood of the person and their position in the family

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 Roll Volume County District Parish City Quarter First Street
103918453 1 1 Dithmarschen Burg 1 Breite Strasse
103918454 2 2 Flensborg Vis Hanved
103918455 3 21 Tønder Bøking Lindholm
103918456 4 26 1. Angler godsdistrikt Sandbæk gods Kappel landsogn
103918457 5 12 Haderslev Tyrstrup Seest

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?

  • Use the age given in the record to find an approximate birth year to begin searching church records
  • Use the birth year of the oldest child as a starting point to search for the marriage of the parents
  • Evaluate the information given in the record. This information may give you new details about the person
  • Extract or transcribe the information into your records. If possible, save a copy of the image as well

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Consult the Denmark Record Finder to find other records
  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • 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

Research Helps

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.

Collection Citation
"Denmark Census, 1835." Database with images. FamilySearch. 17 November 2017. From "Denmark Census, 1835." Database and images. MyHeritage. : 2016. Rigsarkivet, København (The Danish National Archives), Copenhagen.
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