Genealogy Blog

A blog about genealogy in Denmark

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Extraordinary hometown certificates were issued to people from Southern Jutland (then called Schleswigers) who had opted for Danish citizenship following the end of the Second Schleswig War in 1864. The application could include a copy of a citizenship record.


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Extraordinary hometown certificates were issued to people from Southern Jutland (then called Schleswigers) who had opted for Danish citizenship following the end of the Second Schleswig War in 1864. The application often included could included a letter from a county office in Schleswig.


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Extraordinary hometown certificates were issued to people from Southern Jutland (then called Schleswigers) who had opted for Danish citizenship following the end of the Second Schleswig War in 1864. The applications have been kept, and they often contained attachments, which have also been kept.


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Extraordinary hometown certificates were issued to people from Southern Jutland (then called Schleswigers) who had opted for Danish citizenship following the end of the Second Schleswig War in 1864. The applications have been kept in the collections of the Danish county offices.


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The Danish public trustee records are a good supplement for the probate records.


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The Danish public trustee managed inheritance for underage heirs. The function lay at the county office, so these records are found in collections from the county offices.


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Married couples who wanted to be separated or divorced, first had to go to a meeting with a mediator from the county office.


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The county authorities were probate administrators for residents at self-owned farms in Denmark until about 1793, so you can find probate records for self-owners in the county collections.


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Record series with miscellaneous letters can be worth researching. Such a collection from Odense County Office holds correspondence about a soldier, who moved to another military levying district without reporting it to the military authorities.


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Odense County Office left a record series called county passports, certificates, letters of guarantee, public announcements and lists.