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Danish prison records

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Re: Danish prison records

Posted: 16 Mar 2013 11:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Mar 2013 11:25AM GMT
By 1866 only two places in Denmark were referred to as "Tugthuset", se below. Other (more local) prisons were often called "Arrest" or "Arresthus".

If the term Tugthuset is used correctly then it must be in Horsens or Vridsloeselille (both State prisons).

The list of convicts from Horsens 1870 is available online. I'm not sure about Vridsloeselille, but I'll check that.

To find Horsens Tugthus (the State prison in Jutland) go to:

- Aargang: 1870
- Stedbetegnelse: Koebstad
- Amt: Skanderborg
- Sogn: Horsens
- Gade: Diverse

Click "Diverse" at bottom/right
The file will open in a new window (NB: requires Java to be activated).

However, you'll only see the prisoners listed with name. To find out about the conviction you need (as stated above by the former poster) to get access to the prison records (not online).
For Vridsloeselille (on Zealand near Copenhagen)
- Aargang: 1870
- Stedbetegnelse: Landsogn
- Amt: København
- Herred: Smoerum
- Sogn: Herstedvester

The list of convicts begins from page 42.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
John Hester 26 Feb 2013 3:38PM GMT 
danishgenealo... 16 Mar 2013 1:27PM GMT 
kcd_47 16 Mar 2013 5:08PM GMT 
John Hester 16 Mar 2013 11:23PM GMT 
John Hester 16 Mar 2013 11:18PM GMT 
spryal1 7 Dec 2013 10:35PM GMT 
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