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Denmark, Deeds and Mortgages, 1572-1928
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Denmark
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Map of Denmark, 1793-1970
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Location of Denmark
Record Description
Record Type Deeds & Mortgages
Collection years: 1572-1928
Language: Danish
Title in the Language: Danmark, Skøde- og Panteprotokoller
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Provincial Archives of Northern Jutland


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains deeds and mortgages for the years 1572 to 1928, for South Jutland, Denmark. These records are in Danish. For help with the language see the section "For Help Reading These Records" below.

Deeds and mortgages are binding contracts. These records along with some land books (jordebøger) were kept by the estate owner. See the following articles for additional information which may be helpful to you.

These records are written in Danish

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Denmark, Deeds and Mortgages, 1572-1928.

Collection Contents[edit | edit source]

Records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the property or estate owner
  • Date of land transfer
  • Name of person living on the estate
  • Details of the transaction such as monies exchanged

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of the estate owner or occupant
  • Approximate date of the mortgage or deed
  • The residence or location of the estate or parcel of land.

To search the collection:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Archive"
⇒Select the "Series and title"
⇒Select the "Volume and year" which takes you to the images

Indexes are available on some of these groups of images. If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning of a group of images or at the end. They maybe alphabetized by the first name or the last name. Find your ancestor’s name and look for the locator information next to the name (such as volume and year). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Danish. For help with reading the records see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.


Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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