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Copenhagen, 
Denmark
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Location of Copenhagen, Denmark
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Location of Denmark
Record Description
Record Type Welfare
Collection years: 1770-1900
Language: Danish
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Copenhagen City Archive


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  • Parent's name
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • People enjoyed a higher level of personal mobility in Denmark than in other countries due to the easier terrain and absence of laws restricting movement. A well-developed system of transportation existed which facilitated moving from one place to another
  • Consider alternate spellings for names, such as Peder for Peter, and Maria for Maren. Law regarding surnames were not fully in effect at this time, so the person may be recorded with or without a patronymic surname
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