Denmark Birth Record Search Strategy 1892 - Present

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Parish Register, Christening, 1892 - Present: Church records[edit | edit source]

Although the earliest church record in Denmark dates back to 1572, most churches began keeping records of christenings in the late 1600s. The chirstening record will be the most important source of birth information in Denmark. After 1814 this information was recorded on standard forms, and duplicate books were made of all church records.

What you are looking for
Church christening records are the best source for determining when a person was born.

Why go to the next record
You may need additional information to be sure that the person in the birth record is actually the ancestor you're looking for.