Danish Genealogy Part 2: Censuses and Records from the National Archives

By Charlotte Andersen Census Lists Censuses have been held in Denmark at various intervals. The first census was held in 1787, and thereafter in 1801, 1834, 1840, 1845, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1901, 1911, 1916, 1921, 1925, 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960 and 1970. Hereafter a national CPR-register (Civil Registration System) made the census…

So-called Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes: The 1880 DDD Census Schedule for Genealogy

By Laura Pinhey On the 1880 Federal Census record for my three-times great-grandfather there is a mark in the “Insane” column of the “Health” section. When I first saw the mark, I assumed it was a stray or a flaw in the microfilm. It seemed impossible to me that the census taker could have deliberately…

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Genealogy in Ireland: Part 5 – Getting the Most out of the 1901 and 1911 Census of Ireland

By Jayne McGarvey Most of us will by now be fairly familiar with reading Census Returns, but do you make full use of the additional forms included with the Census?  Most of us will use Form A, the handwritten version of the transcript seen below.  This one is my great-grandparents and their children in 1901.…