Real Property Records and Maps
Retsbetjent meant Court Officer - Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word retsbetjent mean?
Pantebrev means Mortgage Deed - Learn Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word pantebrev mean?
Ejerlav means Real Property Area - Learn Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word ejerlav mean?
Brandstyr means Fire Tax - Learn Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word brandstyr mean?
Using Denmark Land Records to Identify Tenant Peasants
Manorial land records have great value when researching Danish peasants from the 15th to the 18th centuries.
Maps Provide Context For Your Family History
Maps can provide interesting information about the area where your ancestors lived.
Danish Cadastral Maps from the Early 1800s List Names of Owners or Tenants
Images of many Danish historical maps are available online. Cadastral maps from the early 1800s list names of owners or tenants and can therefore provide evidence about your ancestors.
Real Property Clues in Danish Military Levying Rolls
Danish military levying rolls often provide many clues for further research and not only about an ancestor’s military history. This example shows that these records can provide details about acquisition and sale of real property.
Identify Your Ancestor’s Land in Historical Cadastral Maps
For most areas of Denmark proper, cadastral maps from about year 1810 have been kept and the names of tenants were recorded for each lot in these historical Danish cadastral maps. A lot often consisted of several separate pieces of land. In this post I demonstrate how to make sure that you have located all parts of your ancestor's lot in a cadastral map.
Historical Maps of Denmark Online
It is always fun to see historical maps of the places our ancestors lived. Many historical maps of Denmark have been digitized and can be accessed online free of charge. In this post I will demonstrate how you find a map of the parish your Danish ancestors lived in.
From Cadastral Lot Number to Address
You cannot set your navigation at a cadastral lot number if you come to Denmark to see your ancestor's farm or house, so in this post I demonstrate how to find today's address from the lot number.
Examine How Your Ancestors Lived
Danish fire insurance records contain descriptions of each building in terms of size and building materials. The records list the head of household of the house or farm, even if he was not the owner of the property. How much space do you think your ancestors had per person?