Danmark—Borgerlige Ægteskabsbøger, 1923–1961


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click on the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of another image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain a marriage record, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Page Number

Page Number

Type the page number that was recorded in the upper right or left corner of the page.

If a page number was not recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 4

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Herr or Mester, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Robert Villiam

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Hr. or Mester with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Hansen

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

If the age was not recorded but a birth date was, do not try to calculate the age from the birth date and the marriage date.

If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Groom's Birth Day

Groom's Birth Day

Type a one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 20

Groom's Birth Month

Groom's Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Feb

Groom's Birth Year

Groom's Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the year.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 1905

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Herr or Mester, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Herr or Mester with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Frøken or Fru, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Frøken or Fru, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles such as Frøken or Fru, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Kathrine Karoline

Bride's Maiden Name

Bride's Maiden Name

Type the bride's maiden name and any surnames from previous marriages in this field, with the maiden name first.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Frøken or Fru, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Nielsen

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

If the age was not recorded but a birth date was, do not calculate the age from the birth date and the marriage date.

If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Bride's Birth Day

Bride's Birth Day

Type a one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 27

Bride's Birth Month

Bride's Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Apr

Bride's Birth Year

Bride's Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the year.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 1912

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Herr or Mester with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Herr or Mester with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Frøken or Fru, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the parts of a name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

If both a maiden name and a married name (including any surnames from previous marriages) were recorded, index all surnames in this field, with the maiden name first.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Frøken or Fru, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

Type a one- or two-digit number for the day. If a marriage day was not provided in the record but a registration day was provided, please index the registration day in the marriage date fields.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 3

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc. If a marriage month was not provided in the record but a registration month was provided, please index the registration month in the marriage date fields.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Feb

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If a marriage year was not provided in the record but a registration year was provided, please index the registration year in the marriage date fields.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1934