Denmark Genealogy

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Guide to Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe bordering Sweden, Norway, and Germany. In 1793 its counties were reorganized into 24 counties. Danish is the official language.[1]

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Getting Started with Denmark Research

Links to articles on getting started with Denmark research.

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Denmark Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Denmark research.

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Denmark Clickable Map

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The Standard which FamilySearch uses is as follows  Town, Sogn (Parish), Herred, Amt (County), Denmark. Click on a county below to go to the state Wiki article listing more information. The Counties of Denmark (1793 - 1970).

Denmark Parishes

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Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Denmark.

More Denmark Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools for Denmark.

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Denmark," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 23 March 2016.