A blog about genealogy in Denmark
Danish County Records: Public Trustee Record # 2
The Danish public trustee records are a good supplement for the probate records.
Danish County Records: Public Trustee Record # 1
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.
Danish County Records: Mediation in Separation and Divorce Cases
Married couples who wanted to be separated or divorced, first had to go to a meeting with a mediator from the county office.
Danish County Records: Probate Records
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.
Danish County Records: Military Case Files
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.
Danish County Records: Letter of Guarantee for a Removed Reserve Soldier
Odense County Office left a record series called county passports, certificates, letters of guarantee, public announcements and lists.
Danish County Records: Letter of Apprenticeship
Odense County Office has a collection containing original letters of apprenticeship.
25 County Records for Danish Family Research
The Danish county offices had a wide variety of tasks and the collections from the county offices contain many record series of value to family researchers. In this year's Advent calendar, I will show examples of 25 records from a Danish county office.
Headings in Danish Marriage Records: Mid-1800s
Since 1814 Danish parish registers have had preprinted headings. If you have the translation for the headings, you may be able to find your ancestor's record yourself. In this post I provide a translation of the headings in marriage records from Southern Denmark from the mid-1800s.
Your Danish Ancestor's Votes for Elections
In Denmark, elections used to be held by a raise of hands. Two record books from a municipality show whom each person voted for at a local election in 1841.