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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

MyHeritage Adds Huge Collections of Danish Records and Other Important Records has added a significant collection of new Danish records that include the 1890, 1901, 1906, 1911, 1916, 1921, and 1925 Denmark Censuses. Quoting from the blog post,
These Danish censuses are a valuable collection of historical information for anyone whose families originated in the region. They cover Denmark, as well as Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The censuses are provided in partnership with the Danish National Archives (Rigsarkivet). 
All the censuses include names, residences, gender, birth date, marital status, position in the family, and profession. The 1911, 1921, and 1925 censuses also include birthplace. The censuses of 1890, 1901, 1911 and 1921 censuses also include religious affiliation. 
In the early 20th-century, Denmark was still a young industrial country. The population was mainly divided into two categories: Workers and farmers. In large cities such as Copenhagen and Aarhus, working-class and lower middle-class people often lived crammed into tiny apartments with no showers, no toilets and often no running water. They had access to outhouses in the yard. The middle-class and upper-middle-class lived in better apartments and houses, most often with access to those amenities. While men usually worked in the docks or factories, most mothers stayed at home to look after the children. 
In the countryside, being a farming family meant that the whole household worked on the farm, working the fields and taking care of the cattle. Depending on their wealth, farmers may have had workers to assist the family. Children were excused from school to work on the farm. Some days it meant getting up at sunrise to work and not coming back from the fields until dinner time — fathers, children, and workers alike. Women usually worked at home cooking, cleaning, feeding the poultry and other lighter chores.
Other collections added or updated by include the following:

  • Newly added 1871 and 1881 Canadian Census with over 7 million records
  • Direct searching of the Library of Congress, Chronicling America digital newspaper collection with over 10.1 million newspaper pages from around the United States
  • Updated records from the 1911 England and Wales Census including high quality scanned images of the census forms.
  • Updated records from the collection adding 1.2 million records. 


  1. Thank you so much for sharing, this is so exciting for me! I had been wanting to find a family in the 1901 or 1906 censuses, but they weren't indexed yet on Now I've found them and learned that the father remarried and had another child I didn't know about.

  2. And now I just found two more of his children in the 1906 census.