Copenhagen Jewish vital records online, 1762-1915 #scandinavia

Logan J. Kleinwaks

Scans of many Jewish vital records >from Copenhagen are viewable on the
(updated) Danish National Archives website at . According
to the National Archives' descriptions, the following records are
included: births 1762-1915, marriages 1810-1915, deaths 1810-1915,
"confirmations" 1817-1914. When you follow the above link, the first
group of scans opens by default, but you can view the others by
clicking the minus sign below the Rigsarkivet logo near the top left
to close the first group's listing, then clicking the plus sign for
the group of scans that interests you. In the list of groups of
scans, F = birth, V=marriage, D=death, K=confirmation. There is no
name index accompanying the scans, as far as I know.

There is significant overlap with the FHL microfilms listed at, but many records on the
National Archives website do not appear to be on the microfilms (e.g.,
births 1872-1915).

The Danish National Archives website was recently redesigned to
display scans in a more accessible way. You no longer need to
download any special software.

Perhaps someone more familiar with Danish Jewish genealogy can explore
the holdings in more detail and provide links to other types of
relevant sources (e.g., probate records). The starting point for
digitized records is: .

Logan Kleinwaks
near Washington, D.C.

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