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Were 1700's Danish betrothals more likely to be of a couple that went through their confirmation ceremony together?

Was it considerably more common for marriages in 1700's Denmark to be comprised of a bride and groom from the same parish who also had their confirmation ceremonies in the same year or even in the ...
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What was the standard for requiring an absolution in 1700's Denmark?

I understand that an absolution is an event to clear a couple from the sin of having a child out of wedlock. https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Scandinavia_Absolution If a child was born out of ...
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Looking for a resource about the poor system in early 19th century Denmark

Is there a good resource for learning terminology used in the 1840 Denmark poor system, and how that system functioned? I have already read the FHL wiki about poor in Denmark. I am looking in then-...
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Denmark marriage 1842, in German, has term "Vau. Attest" What does it mean?

I have roughly translated about a dozen ancestral marriage records from Sønderborg Parish, Aabenraa-Sønderborg Amt in southern Denmark. All are in German and I understand them except for the reference ...
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Danish printed forms - alphabet?

Just starting research in Danish records and having a hard time with the letters used both in the printed forms and handwritten entries. In searching for Danish alphabets I am not finding the letters ...
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Reading place-names in 1906 Denmark Census image?

This question has been split off from Reading religion column in 1906 Denmark Census image? Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from ...
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Reading occupation in 1906 Denmark Census image?

This question has been split off from Reading place names in 1906 Denmark Census image? Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from ...
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Reading religion column in 1906 Denmark Census image?

For ease of answering I have split this question into 3 separate questions. Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from FamilySearch who cite ...
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What tools can be used to translate handwritten Danish documents?

Can someone help me translate this Danish death notice? It's for my Great grandfather. I am trying to trace his parents. https://www.danishfamilysearch.com/sogn438/churchbook/source27353/...
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How can I find information on a nineteenth century marriage in Denmark?

My grandmother was Inger Marie Larsen (Pedersen). She lived in Norresundby, Denmark in 1883 when my father was born. Her husband was Christian Jensen ( a Gardner) from Hellum, Denmark. I'm looking ...
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Locating possible marriage between English woman and Danish man in (probably) late 19th century?

I am deadlocked in the identification of my great-grandfather. A DNA test has identified an individual (in Denmark) who is suggested to be a near-relation of mine, but he has not responded to ...
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Looking for origins of Johan Balthasar Bott from Mosbach, Baden, Germany?

Johan Balthasar Bott was a master tailor in Denmark in the 1800s. He married Kirstine Sophie Stephensen in 1834 in Nykobing Falster, Maribo, Denmark. I'm told that when he was married he signed an ...
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Finding Passenger Lists for Det forenede Dampskibs-Selskab A/S (DFDS) steamships, particularly from Denmark to UK in 1913?

Background Many Europeans who immigrated to the US traveled through the UK. A Danish company called Det forenede Dampskibs-Selskab A/S (abbreviated DFDS) was frequently used to reach the UK from ...
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How can I read and interpret old Danish script?

Normally I take script and put it into Google Translate. The problem is I can't read this script. It is legible however, this baptismal record is from 1706 and I don't have any experience with really ...
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How can I find a female Danish immigrant's name prior to her marriage?

Anna Christine (Kristine) Petersen, b Dec-12-1888 in Flauenskjold, Denmark. A servant. My GrF Joseph Conrad Kaiser b May 19, 1889 Chicago, Illinois married Anna on Dec. 1912 in Illinois. The info I ...
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Where can I get help transcribing and translating Danish records?

I do a lot of research in Danish parish registers, and often find these hard to read. I'd like to find a website where I can submit an image of a record and get help transcribing and translating it. ...
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Finding Expanded Royal Family Lineages

While aggregating some genealogy data for my family, I recently came across something that has my daughters and I pretty excited. It would seem that, on my wife's side, there is a traceable lineage ...
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Where can I find more information on Danish 16th century priests?

My family is from Gotland, and in my family tree I have two priests who moved in from Denmark(*). Since Gotland nowadays is Swedish and these men are from Denmark I'm stuck, I know nothing about how ...
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