The Denmark National Archives, Rigsarkivet, has an online, free to search Danish Probate Index for:

  • Thisted

  • Viborg

  • Aalborg (Ålborg)

  • Randers

The Denmark Probate index years vary by County & District but start as early as 1657 and end as late as 1878. To see a list of indexed microfilms and the corresponding County & District & year range, visit Indexed Films.

Other Danish probate records exist but are on microfilm or microfiche and need to be requested from a library: Extracted records include:

  • probate records from 1657-1878 (years for which original church records had burned and there were no early church records) ON MICROFILM, request through Family History Library and Family History Centers worldwide

  • probate records for each county in Denmark (there were often multiple estates in different jurisdictions so a composite index was the best way to organize the records) ON MICROFILM, request through Family History Library and Family History Centers worldwide

 

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