A very useful register is the old alphabetic card-file register for 1845 census of Copenhagen city that remain in »The National Archive« (also available on microfich at "The City Archive of Copenhagen" and source like this also can be found at the Frederiksberg municipal archive).
This sources help to find parent of people living up to and around 1900, difficult to find in other recourses course the large number of people - but you have to be there.
Same places is library of genealogy books, listing marriage, widow's, ancestor, etc.
At »The National Archive« You also find »S. Nygaard's Register«, another alphabetic card-file register, contain a large amount of people and family mostly with roots in Jylland.
Along the national and the four regional archives recourses most of the county and city administrations hold archive keeping government records of issues related to the local areas. To example "The City Archive of Copenhagen" (Stadsarkivet), who, among other record, collect and keep records of citizens
Atenative sources to find, supply or confirm personal data could be:
One citicens index of Copenhagen exists. It is a list made in January 1659, listing by place of residence all able bodied men who could participate in the defense of Copenhagen against an expected Swedish attack. The attack came the night between 10 and 11 February same year, the Swedes were repulsed and another list was afterwards (in the fall) made to plan local quatering of troops. In addition there are lists related to the students who participated in the defense of Copenhagen. One list of the student regiment, a list of all students in January 1659 and a list of receipts for pecuniary support to students. All lists of students by name only.
These lists were published by Kraks Forlag, Copenhagen in 1920 in a booklet named "Kjøbenhavns Borgere 1659", written by E. Marquard, an archivarian at the Danish National Archives. The lists are available at the archives, in Danske Kancellis Arkiv, "Mandtaller over Kjøbenhavns og Christianshavns Indbyggere og Fordelingen af Indkvarteringen Dec. 1659-Jan. 1660".
U.S. citizens looking for Danish ancestors:
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service might have info.
Write a letter giving his name, variant spellings, date of birth, place of birth, residence in U.S., and any other info you have that might help distinguish from others with the same name (can't have too much info), and request, through the Freedom of Information Act, ANY AND ALL records from the INS at:
Calender change from Julian to Gregorian:
The differens between Julian and Gregorian are 10 days plus 1 day for every century after the Julian calender start in 1582, where ther deviation between the calender and the sun was 10 days. At the change to the Gregorian calender this 10 days have to be omited. For the contry with later change was the number of days 11 or more.
Denmark (the monarchy, i.e. The Iingdom of Denmark and Norway together with the Duchy Slesvig and Holstein (but not Iceland and Faroe Islands) in 1700. 11 days was omited between Sunday February 18. and Monday 1. March. (Kgl. rescript af 28 november 1699). Ved reskript af 11 december 1776 bestemtes det, at kalenderen skulle hedde den forbedrede rigskalender. Island og Færøerne skiftede også kalender i 1700, men her udelodes 11 dage mellem lørdag 16 november og søndag 28 november.
England og Skotland (herunder de engelske kolonier som. f.eks. nuværende USA og Canada) i 1752 11 dage udeladt imellem onsdag 2. september og.torsdag 14. september. England (ikke Skotland) havde til og med 1751 årsskifte 25 marts, men skiftede til 1. januar i 1752. 1751 i England begyndte derfor 25 marts og sluttede 31 december, medens 1752 manglede 11 dage som nævnt ovenfor.
Finland fulgte Sverige (som det var en del af) og skiftede i 1753 men bevarede parallelt datering efter gammel stil. Da Finland blev et storhertugdømme under Rusland i 1815 benyttede Finland ny stil medens russiske myndigheder, også i Finland, benyttede gammel stil. Dobbeldatering af officielle papirer forekom ofte.
Sverige. I 1700 udelodes skuddagen. I 1712 indførtes den igen, idet februar fik 30 dage. Endelig overgang i 1753. 11 dage udeladt mellem onsdag 17 februar og torsdag 1. marts.
(Kilde: Otto Chr. Thygesen's program "Dage")
The law limit the public access to archive founds in order to respect peoples Privacy. In cases when the issue is about single persons the limit is 80 years. It's possible to be granted exemption across this limit for Science purpose (to research family ancestors). Church records for christening, confirmation and marriage and civil Marriage has a 50-year limit. Church or civil records of buried just have a 10-year limit. This is for archive-sources - if the book of racords still remain in use the limit is 110 years with the only exception for direct posterity. The isue is under discusion.Dead certificate:
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