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Denmark

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    BMD Records (1618 - 1961)

    Births (10,298,323 records) | Deaths (656,940 records) | Marriages (2,332,835 records) | Misc (17,232,279 records)

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    Ancestry
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    The 1855 Denmark Census was held on February 1st and registered information for just over 1.8 million individuals residing in the Kingdom of Denmark at the time.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameRelation to HeadMarital StatusBirth DateBirth PlaceDisabilitiesResidenceOccupationReligion
    1855 Denmark Census (1855) Index completed

    1,309,947 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1845 Denmark Census was held on February 1st and registered information for just over 1.3 million individuals residing in the Kingdom of Denmark at the time.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusBirth DateBirth PlaceMental IllnessResidenceOccupationReligion
    1845 Denmark Census (1845) Index completed

    1,706,237 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1880 Denmark Census was held on February 1st and registered information for just over 1.7 million individuals residing in the Kingdom of Denmark at the time.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusBirth DateBirth PlaceMental IllnessResidenceOccupationReligion
    1880 Denmark Census (1880) Index completed

    2,103,253 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1885 and 1895 Copenhagen census were taken at a city level and registered information for just over individuals residing in the city of Copenhagen at the time.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusAgeResidenceOccupationReligion
    Copenhagen, Denmark, Censuses, 1885 and 1895 Index completed

    749,067 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1834 Denmark Census was held on February 1st and registered information for just over 1.1 million individuals residing in the Kingdom of Denmark at the time.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameMarital StatusAgeResidenceOccupation or Relation to Head
    1834 Denmark Census (1834) Index completed

    1,028,343 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1801 Denmark Census was held on February 1st and registered information for around 900,000 individuals residing in the Kingdom of Denmark at the time.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameRelation to HeadMarital StatusAgeBirth PlaceMental IllnessResidenceOccupationReligion
    1801 Denmark Census (1801)

    876,334 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1840 Denmark Census was held on February 1st and registered information for just over 1.6 million individuals residing in the Kingdom of Denmark at the time.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameMarital StatusBirth DateAgeResidenceOccupation and Relation to Head
    1840 Denmark Census (1840) Index completed

    1,492,046 records

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    Ancestry
    Notes :
    The 1860 Denmark Census was held on February 1st and registered information for just over 1.6 million individuals residing in the Kingdom of Denmark at the time.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusBirth DateBirth PlaceMental IllnessResidenceOccupationReligion
    1860 Denmark Census (1860) Index completed

    1,518,564 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1850 Denmark Census was held on February 1st and registered information for just over 1.7 million individuals residing in the Kingdom of Denmark at the time.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusBirth DateBirth PlaceMental IllnessResidenceOccupationReligion
    1850 Denmark Census (1850)

    1,418,417 records

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    The 1870 Denmark Census was held on February 1st and registered information for just over 1.7 million individuals residing in the Kingdom of Denmark at the time.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusBirth DateBirth PlaceMental IllnessResidenceOccupationReligion
    1870 Denmark Census (1870)

    1,849,188 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1890 Denmark Census was held on February 1st and registered information for just over 2.1 million individuals residing in the Kingdom of Denmark at the time.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusBirth DateBirth PlaceMental IllnessResidenceOccupationReligion
    1890 Denmark Census (1890)

    2,314,267 records

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    Ancestry
    Notes :
    The 1787 Denmark Census was held on July 1st and registered information for just over 800,000 individuals residing in the Kingdom of Denmark at the time.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameRelation to HeadMarital StatusAgeResidenceOccupation
    1787 Denmark Census (1787) Index completed

    767,445 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1901 Denmark Census was held on February 1st and registered information for just over 2.4 million individuals residing in the Kingdom of Denmark at the time.Please note: we will be adding indexes to this collection in due course.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusBirth DateBirth PlaceMental IllnessResidence and Previous ResidenceOccupationReligion
    1901 Denmark Census (1901) Index completed

    2,534,793 records

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Estonia

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    Genealogical society :
    Ancestry
    Notes :
    This collection contains various lists of residents living in Estonian towns and rural municipalities from 1784 to 1944. These documents serve as population registers and contain personal and family information about inhabitants of each administrative unit, regardless of their social status or religion.This collection covers two historical eras: Estonia under the Russian Empire until 1917, in which records were kept in German and Russian, and the Estonian Republic from 1918 to 1940, in which records were kept in Estonian. The structure and format of the records vary between regions and over time. There are also gaps in certain periods and places because some of the municipal archives were not preserved.Using this collectionA census offers a snapshot of a family or a person's life on a specific date. You can learn more about an ancestor's work, religion, ethnic heritage, and place of citizenship. Used with information from other censuses, information in these records can reveal long-term trends in an ancestor's life.The following details may be found in these records:NamesAgeBirth dateBirthplaceRelationship to the head of the householdOccupationNationalityCitizenshipReligionPlace of last residenceDeath dateWhen dealing with dates in these records, it is important to keep in mind that Estonia switched to the Gregorian calendar in 1918.
    Estonia, Census, Tax and House Lists (1784 - 1944)

    4,743,945 records

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Faroe islands

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    Genealogical society :
    Ancestry
    Notes :
    Prior to 1814, the Faroe Islands were part of the Denmark-Norway union. After that point, they became a territory of the Kingdom of Denmark and the government of Denmark took a regular census of the population of the Faroe Islands, usually in conjunction with a general census of the entire Kingdom.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameRelation to HeadMarital StatusAgeBirth PlaceMental IllnessResidenceOccupationReligion
    Faroe Islands, Denmark, Censuses, 1801-1901 (1801 - 1901) Index completed

    40,982 records

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Finland

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    BMD Records (1657 - 1909)

    Births (21,156,592 records) | Deaths (407,199 records) | Marriages (617,742 records)

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    Ancestry
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    This collection contains Finnish population registries, known as the henkikirjat, from 1809 to 1920. The henkikirjat (which translates to “life books” in English) recorded information about population and real estate in Finland. It was similar to a census, except that it was taken yearly to determine taxes.Records from this collection are organized by county and parish and written in either Swedish or Finnish.Using this CollectionThe collection includes the following information:Person’s nameNameName of townDateAgeBirthdateOccupationReligionPlace of previous registrationWhether or not the person was tax exemptIf you don’t speak Finnish or Swedish, knowing a few common words can aid in your search:Läänin is Finnish for “county”Seurakunta (may be abbreviated as kunta) is Finnish for “parish”Ikä is Finnish for “age”Maatila is Finnish for “farm”Kodin numero is Finnish for “house number”Verottaa is Finnish for “tax”Grevskap is Swedish for “county”Socken (may be abbreviated as Sokn) is Swedish for “parish”Ålder is Swedish for “age”Odla is Swedish for “farm”Hemmans nummer is Swedish for “home number”Skatte is Swedish for “tax”When starting your search, it’s helpful to know where your ancestors lived, as each municipality kept their own henkikirjat. If you can’t find a relative and think they may have moved, check their last place of registration and try searching the surrounding towns.While these records are very thorough, you might not find some people listed. These records were originally kept for the purposes of paying taxes and life insurance, and many citizens were exempt. Exempt groups included people under 15 or over 63 years of age, active duty members of the military, the very poor, or members of the nobility. By 1765 all citizens had to register, but compliance was difficult to enforce.Collection in ContextThe henkikirjat initially began while Finland was part of Sweden and may be referred to as Mantalslängder in Swedish. In 1809, Finland was captured by Tsar Alexander I and became a Grand Duchy of Russia. The henkikirjat carried on, but it was only recorded every five years instead of yearly. Though under Russian control, the Finnish upper class still kept ties to Sweden. As a result, most records were still kept in Swedish. It wasn’t until the Fennoman (Finnish nationalism) movement in the 1860s that Finnish became one of Finland’s national languages and the henkikirjat began to be recorded in Finnish. Finland gained its independence in 1917.
    Finland, Population Tax Lists (1809 - 1920)

    23,253,780 records

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    Ancestry
    Notes :
    Confirmation or Communion books were used annually to record the date on which an individual received communion in the Lutheran church, as well as their literacy levels and understanding of their faith. These records are extremely valuable as they record family groups and provide dates of birth and sometimes a place of birth. Death dates may also occasionally be included. Since Finland was a part of the Swedish kingdom in 1686, church records were kept in Swedish. Records were not kept in Finnish until after 1863, when Finnish was made an official language in Finland.Communion books were organized by villages and then by farm and household. The same books were used every year by the priest and updated with dates of the communion for that year. Children before the age of Communion (around 14 years) are not included.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the communion books (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadBirth DateBirth PlaceBurial DateDeath DateResidence
    Finland, Communion Books (1670 - 1917)

    22,219,683 records

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    Ancestry
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    Pre-Confirmation books, otherwise known as Children's Books, were used to record the names of children who had not yet been confirmed into the Lutheran church. These records are extremely valuable as they record family groups and provide dates of birth and sometimes a place of birth as well. Death dates may also occasionally be included. Once the child became eligible for Communion, they were then recorded in the Communion books.Pre-Confirmation books were organised by villages and then by farm and household.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the communion books (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadBirth DateBirth PlaceBurial DateDeath DateResidence
    Finland, Pre-Confirmation Books (1670 - 1918)

    5,667,012 records

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