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Posted: 22 Mar 2013 3:20AM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 22 Mar 2013 3:25AM GMT
If you are interested in finding your Danish ancestors with a minimum of external support, here is a DIY kit for starters:


A must read is this site:
Includes links to the
Census registers
Parish registers
and the Danish Demographic Database (DDD)

More detailed background info is found here:
Note: A few of the references in this last document are outdated.

Placenames and Parishes:
Looking for placenames you can actually find a lot yourself. Give it a chance.

A. Outline map with counties and parishes.

B. Place name and parish database.

C. Very usefull list of churches/parishes with parish boundaries and detailed maps
1. Find the church (alphabetical listing of churches – usually the Lutheran church and the parish name will be nearly identical) and click on the name. A new page opens for that church/parish.
2. Pick the menue item “sognegraensen” (not “kort” !) and you’ll see the parish on a zoomable, detailed map.
Eventually historical parcel maps may be available for the parish you picked. If this is the case, a menue item “Historiske Matrikelkort” is visible.

D. You may also search for historical maps directly from this page:
But that requires the name of the “Herred”. You’ll find that if you have picked a church/parish through C.1.
The parcel maps found here may be useful if a census record contains a parcel number for a household.

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kcd_47 22 Mar 2013 9:20AM GMT 
PLondahlsmid1 22 Mar 2013 5:04PM GMT 
falsterden 22 Mar 2013 11:09PM GMT 
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