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Cemetery records are a complimentary record to the more commonly used church and civil death/burial records. The records come in several different forms from headstones to sextons records. Cemetery records are especially useful when there are gaps in death/burial records.<br>
  
 
== Background  ==
 
== Background  ==
In 1760, the Clerk's Cemetery (''Assistens Kirkegård'') was created for the use of all of Copenhagen's churches. Every state church was in charge of its own section of the cemetery and its own records. However, starting in 1805 all of the burials for the cemeter was recorded in one burial register(''Begravelsesprotokoller''). Nearly all people were recorded in this register, and are divided between men and women.<br>
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There are many different cemeteries in the city of Copenhagen. Each cemetery has its own records and own customs of burial. For common burial customs see [[Denmark: Cemeteries|Denmark: Cemeteries]]. Most cemeteries were located on the grounds of the parish church. Other religious and occupational cemeteries are scattered throughout the city, and have different records.<br>
  
 
== What You Typically Find  ==
 
== What You Typically Find  ==
Although many people were included in the burial register, there was also a substantial amount of other people who were not. Up until 1945, children under the age of twelve were not recorded in the registers. After 1861, others such as military personnel, the poor, and members of minority religions (i.e. Catholics and Jews), were not recorded in the burial registers nor buried in the cemetery. Beginning in 1887, all deaths and burials were recorded in the burial register despite occupation, status, religion, etc.<br>
 
  
 
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
Københans Stadsarkiv. ''Begravelsesprotokoller: 1805-1984/7''. København: Københavns Stadsarkiv, 2008. research pamphlet.
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Københans Stadsarkiv. ''Begravelsesprotokoller: 1805-1984/7''. København: Københavns Stadsarkiv, 2008. research pamphlet.  
  
 
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Revision as of 10:10, 15 June 2009

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Cemetery records are a complimentary record to the more commonly used church and civil death/burial records. The records come in several different forms from headstones to sextons records. Cemetery records are especially useful when there are gaps in death/burial records.

Background[edit | edit source]

There are many different cemeteries in the city of Copenhagen. Each cemetery has its own records and own customs of burial. For common burial customs see Denmark Cemeteries. Most cemeteries were located on the grounds of the parish church. Other religious and occupational cemeteries are scattered throughout the city, and have different records.

What You Typically Find[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

Access[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Københans Stadsarkiv. Begravelsesprotokoller: 1805-1984/7. København: Københavns Stadsarkiv, 2008. research pamphlet.