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Denmark Estate Records, 1436-1964
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Denmark
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Map of Denmark, 1793-1970
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Location of Denmark
Record Description
Record Type Estate
Collection years: 1436-1964
Language: Danish
Title in the Language: Danmark, Gods Protokoller
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The Danish National Archives


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains records of Danish estates ranging from the year 1436 and ending in 1964. Some estates cover multiple counties. Estate owners were granted broad powers by the government to act in several official functions. They maintained their own records of military conscription, probate, tax, and land usage.

This collection includes the following records:

Indexes may available in some of the volumes. If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning of a groupvolume or at the end. They maybe alphabetized by the first name or the last name. Find the person’s name and see what reference information may be given (such as page, entry, or certificate number).

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Danish and German. For help reading them see:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Denmark Estate Records, 1436-1964.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Person's name
  • Name of the estate
  • Date of event
  • Name of persons involved (who may or may not be resident on the estate)

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of the estate
  • The county where the main building of the estate is located

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

This collection does not have a searchable index. Only images are available. See View the Images to access them.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select County
  2. Select Estate
  3. Select Record Type and Year Range to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information to locate census, christenings, marriage and land records
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the index entry record for future reference. See below for assistance in citing this collection

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Denmark Record Finder to find other records
  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • Look for variant spellings of the names and nicknames
  • Search the records of nearby counties
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Denmark.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Click here for a list of known issues with this collection.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.