Denmark Census, 1840 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index and browsable images for Danish census records. “This is an every-name index to the 1840 census of Denmark. This index was created by MyHeritage from images provided by the National Archives of Denmark.”


The index is easy to read in English. The images contain records written in Danish and German and FamilySearch provides these online language helps:


You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.


What Can I Learn from Danish Census Records?

Census records may include:

  • Name of the family member
  • Date of birth
  • Residence
  • Gender
  • Marital Status
  • Relationship to the head of household
  • Names of all members of the family or household
  • Many of the records link to original census images



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