Copenhagen Probate Jurisdictions

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This register contains records from seven probate courts of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The records in this register are listed alphabetically by the following courts:

1. Borgretten (Civil Court)[edit | edit source]

Records:

  • Skifteprotokol
  • Konceptskifter
  • Skiftebreve

2. Generalauditøren (Military Court: commissioned officers of the Army)[edit | edit source]

Records:

Skifteprotokoller

3. Hof- og Stadsretten (Royal and City Courts)[edit | edit source]

Records:

  • Forseglingsprotokol
  • Registeringsprotokol
  • Behandlingsprotokol
  • Dokumenter til ordinære Boer

These records are divided into nine different classes. The occupation of the person determined which class the probate would be filed under. All classes should be checked to make the search thorough.

Klasse 1. Higher civil servants and commissioned officers of the armed services.
Klasse 2. Other civil servants.
Klasse 3. Clergy, professors, students, etc. working for schools, hospitals, and the church.
Klasse 4. Citizens of higher reputations and wealth, ie: wholesale dealers, bakers, etc.
Klasse 5. Artists, tradesmen, journeymen, etc.
Klasse 6. People of no means.
Klasse 7. Servants
Klasse 8. Enlisted men in the Navy and persons in the merchant marines.
Klasse 9. Enlisted men in the army.

4. Hofretten[edit | edit source]

  • Konceptskifter
  • Løse Skiftdokumenter
  • Samfrændeskifter
  • Kommissionsskifte
  • Komminssionsskiftebreve
  • Eksekutorskifter
  • Skifte-maalssager
  • Værergemaalssager

5. Land - Over - samt Hof - og Stadrettens Skiftekomission (Supreme, royal and city court's probate commission)[edit | edit source]

These records are divided into nine different classes. The occupation of the person determines which class the probate would be filed under. All classes should be checked to make the search thorough.

Records:

  • Forseglingsprotokol
  • Registreringsprotokol
  • Behandlingsprotokol
  • Dokumenter til ordinære Boer

Klasse 1. Higher civil servants and commissioned officers of the armed services.
Klasse 2. Other civil servants.
Klasse 3. Clergy, professors, students, etc. working for schools, hospitals, and the church.
Klasse 4. Citizens of higher reputations and wealth, ie: wholesale dealers, bakers, etc.
Klasse 5. Artists, tradesmen, joumymen, etc.
Klasse 6. People of no means.
Klasse 7. Servants
Klasse 8. Enlisted men in the Navy and persons in the merchant marines.
Klasse 9. Enlisted men in the army.

  • Gældsbog
  • Decisionsprotokol
  • Repartitionsprotokol
  • Kvitteringsbog
  • Erklæringsprotokol
  • Korrespondanceprotokol
  • Hovedbog
  • Kassebog
  • Anmeldelsesprotokol-Hvidebog
  • Eksekutor-og Kommissarieskifter Samfrændeskiftebreve

6. Magistrats Skiftekommission (City Court)[edit | edit source]

  • Forseglingsprotokol
  • Registeringsprotokol
  • Behandlingsprotokol
  • Konceptskifter
  • Skiftebreve
  • Dokumenter

7. Underadmiralitetsretten (Naval Court)[edit | edit source]

Various probate and guardian accounts and documents. Probates for Naval personnel with the rank of Captain and ranks lower.

  • Skiftebog
  • Formynderibog
  • Skiftecharteques

References[edit | edit source]

Register to Copenhagen probate records Compiled by Arla V. Nielson for GSU, 1965. FHL Intl. 599139 it. 1