Determining the Name of the Estate for Copyhold and Probate Records from Denmark
You might be familiar with the collection of Denmark Estate Records 1436-1964 at FamilySearch. It is a great collection of imaged records. However, you must know the name of the estate to use it. So how do you determine which estate owned the peasant land where your Danish ancestors lived?
Did My Danish Ancestor Write a Will, or Was Her Estate Probated?
In Denmark, the probate court is involved in the handling of an estate, even if the deceased has left a will.
Skifte means Probate – Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word skifte mean?
Retsbetjent meant Court Officer - Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word retsbetjent mean?
A Signature with a Story: The Death of my Great-Grandmother's Brother
Seeing the original signature of my great-grandmother's brother reminded me of his cruel fate.
Types of Danish Probate Records
When looking for a Danish probate record, it is best to start by making a list of the available books for the relevant years.