Denmark Deeds and Mortgages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Denmark
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Record Description
Record Type Deeds & Mortgages
Collection years: 1572-1928
Language: Danish, German
Title in the Language: Danmark, Skøde- og Panteprotokoller
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Danish National Archives


What is in This Collection?

This collection contains deeds, mortgages, and other records related to property ownership for the years 1572 to 1928, for South Jutland, Denmark.

Deeds and mortgages are documents dealing with real property. These records along with others were kept by the estate owner. See the following articles for additional information which may be helpful to you.

Many of the records in this collection are unique to this region of Denmark, and follow practices found in Prussia. Some of the records included in this collection are:

  • Bibog
  • Grundakter
  • Grundbøger
  • Kontrakter
  • Skødeprotokoller
  • Skode- og panteprokoller
  • Udskiftningssager

A bibog is where the full text of the mortgage document is transcribed. The German the word for bibog is Nebenbuch

Reading These Records

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

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Denmark, Deeds and Mortgages, 1572-1928.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

These records identify transactions involving real property. The names of the principals (seller, purchaser; mortgagor, mortgagee) will be given in the document. Descriptions of the property involved will be given along with specific rights granted or withheld by either party. In some cases entire families may be identified.

Collection Content

Records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the property or estate owner
  • Date of land transfer
  • Name of person living on the estate
  • Details of the transaction such as monies exchanged

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of the estate owner or occupant
  • The name of the property
  • The location of the estate or parcel of land
  • Approximate date of the mortgage or deed

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Archive (Author)
  2. Select Series and title
  3. Select Volume and year to view the images.

Indexes are available on some of these groups of images. If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning of a group of images or at the end. They maybe alphabetized by the first name or the last name. Find your ancestor’s name and look for the locator information next to the name (such as volume and year). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.

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?

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • When searching unindexed records carefully read the document to identify the place and persons listed

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Carefully evaluate each piece of information
  • Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership.
  • Add this new information to your records of each family
  • Examine the record for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Consult the Denmark Record Finder to find other records
  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Search the records of nearby localities

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 Deeds and Mortgages, 1572-1928." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Landsarkivet for Nørrejylland, Viborg (Provincial Archives of Northern Jutland, Viborg).
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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