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To explain terms of the administrative division, Peter Kristiansen wrote in news:soc.genealogy.nordic:
»When working with family research in Denmark, there are four geographical units you have to be familiar with:
Ejerlav: association of houseowners - bad translation, but that is what my vocabulary says. A number of properties, with or without buildings, forms a village [landsby].
A group of villages forms a parish [sogn]. In one of the villages you'll find the church. Before 1850 you have very few parishes with more than one church.
A group of parishes forms the shire [herred].
And a group of shires forms the county [amt].
Today Denmark is divided into 14 counties, but before 1970 there was 23 counties.
You have two kinds of parishes - village parishes and town parishes (in english you'll probably use the word borrough).
Village or countryside parishes, can contain from one to several villages, and farms.
Town parishes are limited to the town borders, and in larger towns you can find several parishes. The town-churches can also have parishes outside the town limits, and they are in danish called landsogn - landparish.
The kommune, the municipality, was made during the 1840's, and are until 1970, similar to one or several parishes. Normally two parishes made a municipality.«
Copenhagen from olden times, has had special privileges as it's own county district and provinceial towns appear slight different than parishes both in curch and census records since the number of people is larger. Streetnames, house and department or floor numbers is often noted in more recent curch records and of course always in census.