Denmark Marriage Record Search Strategy 1645 - 1813

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Parish Register 1645 - 1813, Marriage[edit | edit source]

Beginning in 1645, churches required their clergy to keep marriage records in Denmark. The marriage record may include the dates of the marriage banns or proclamations. Information found in a marriage record depends on how detailed the minister made his record. Usually it gives the name of the bride and groom and their parents. It may also give their ages or dates of birth.

What you are looking for

Church marriage records are the best source for determining when a person was married.

Why go to the next record

Church records often did not start until the early 1700s, and the early records of a town may be lost or destroyed.

For Copenhagen, see the article Copenhagen Marriage Records.