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Copenhagen's Overpræsidium records are now being digitized online at Just search under the link "Andre Arkivalier." The Overpræsidium records include adoption, Separation and divorce, and illegitimate children papers. More is expected to be added throughout 2012.
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Although Denmark is the world's oldest kingdom, the city of Copenhagen was not founded until 1167 a.d., and did not become the country's capitol until 1417 a.d.
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FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Copenhagen page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze the records of Copenhagen which are of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Copenhagen Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

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Since 1661, a couple who wished to get married had to pay a marriage tax (kopulationsafgift). The tax was usually collected on a state wide basis, but starting in 1735, the Copenhagen city treasurer took over this responsibility for the city. The resulting record was the Marriage Record (Kopulationsprotokoller). In these records, it more at Copenhagen Marriage Records

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