Denmark Vital Records Index - FamilySearch Historical Records

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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916, and Denmark Burials, 1640-1917.
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Collection Time Period[edit | edit source]

This index covers events from 1494 through the mid 1900s.

Record History[edit | edit source]

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 2 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "Scandinavian Vital Records Index: Denmark." This index is an index of the births or christenings; marriages; and deaths or burials throughout Denmark. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region. Some of this information is also found in the International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Why This Record Was Created[edit | edit source]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors. 

Record Reliability[edit | edit source]

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Denmark. 

Record Description[edit | edit source]

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

• Family Records

• Church Records

• Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.


Record Content[edit | edit source]

The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

International Genealogical Index

IGI Batch Number Descriptions

Related Web Sites[edit | edit source]

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here. 

Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

Denmark Church Records

Contributions to This Article[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Sources of Information For This Collection[edit | edit source]

"Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923" database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

"Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916" database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/).Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

"Denmark Burials, 1640-1917" database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again.  It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information , including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records thatyou have searched is found in the Wiki Article:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.


Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:[edit | edit source]

  • Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet(www.familysearch,org: February 4, 2011). Baptism on Anna Neilsdatter, 20 February 1687, Avernako, Svendborg, Denmark, film number 52636.
  • Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet(www.familysearch,org: February 4, 2011). Marriage of Johannes Jacob Torvelsen and Marie Pedersen, 18 October 1817, Egen, Sonderborg, Denmark, film number 42767.