A blog about genealogy in Denmark
Searching in the 20th century Danish military levying rolls
From 1871 main rolls were no longer kept. How can you then follow a person in the Danish military levying rolls? I will demonstrate that today using the story of Knud Pedersen, born 1898.
Military levying: Rolls by local and national authorities
I have been asked a general question about the difference between Danish military levying rolls kept by local and national authorities.
Following a Person from one Danish Military Levying Roll to the Next
On this Second Sunday of Advent 2018 we shall follow Lucas Christensen, born 1794 in the rural parish Særslev as a son of Christen Lucassen.1 The family lived in Særslev a few years, but then moved to Hårslev Parish. Lucas’ story is good for demonstrating the procedure of following a værnepligtig person from one military levying roll to the next. If you have not read my first entry in this series about military levying rolls, I advise you to do so, because some basic terms are explained in that entry.
Danish Military Leyving Rolls: The Earliest Rolls from about 1788
The first Sunday of Advent 2018 has finally come, and I am excited to start sharing my readers’ family stories told primarily through the Danish military levying rolls. The index of the 1787 census of Herlufmagle Parish shows the twenty-one-year-old Mads Jensen, but the writing in the original record is unclear. Can the military levying rolls be used as evidence for the name of this young man?
Advent Calendar 2018: Your Danish Military Levying Records Brick Walls
Send me your Danish military levying brick walls and get a chance to have the problems solved free of charge in my 2018 advent calendar!
A Signature with a Story: The Death of my Great-Grandmother's Brother
Seeing the original signature of my great-grandmother's brother reminded me of his cruel fate.
Types of Danish Probate Records
When looking for a Danish probate record, it is best to start by making a list of the available books for the relevant years.
An 1892 Probate Record from the Danish Market Town Faaborg
Danish probate records sometimes contain information about the emigration of an ancestor or another relative.
King Frederik VII and the Constitution of Denmark
King Frederik VII of Denmark started his reign as an absolute monarch, but less than one-and-a-half year later, on 5 June 1849, absolute monarchy was abolished when Frederik signed the Constitution of Denmark. The constitution granted the Danish people many rights; one of them was the freedom of religion, which had an impact on genealogical research in Denmark.
Commemorative Medal for Participation in the Schleswig Wars of 1848-1850 and 1864
Danish soldiers, who took part in one or both Schleswig Wars of 1848-1850 and 1864 could apply for a commemorative medal. The applications have been indexed, so it is relatively easy to search for your Danish ancestors in these records. In this blog post I will teach you how to find your Danish war heroes.