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City Directories of Large Cities [Vejvisere]

Research use: Many people moved in and out of the major Danish cities during the 1800s, especially Copenhagen. Often records, especially immigration records, state only that a person came from Copenhagen or some other large city. For example, a researcher needs to know the exact location in Copenhagen before he can continue research in the city. Directories give the street where the person lived in Copenhagen. Then a researcher can go to the censuses which are indexed by street name. Censuses will give a researcher the place of origin, birth, etc. Without this source, many researchers will be unable to identify the parish or civil registration district where ancestors lived.

Record type: Directories of cities giving names of heads of households with addresses.

Time period: 1771 to present.

Contents: Names and addresses of all heads of households.

Location: Copenhagen city archives, other city archives.

Copenhagen directories exist for the years 1787, 1801, 1834, 1840, 1845, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1901, 1906, 1911 and 1916, 1921, and 1925.[1]

A list of directories of Denmark.

Denmark Direcory List

Address/Telephone Directories from Denmark at the Library of Congress 1938- 1993

Copenhagen telephone books from 1880 to 1965


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Denmark,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1998.

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