Danmark—Indeks over skifteprotokoller, 1674–1851


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click 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 a previous image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain one of the record types being indexed in this project, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then continue to the next image, or submit the batch.

Click here to see an exampleNormal

Click here to see an exampleNo Extractable Data Image

Click here to see an exampleNo Extractable Data Image

Click here to see an exampleNo Extractable Data Image

Time Period

Time Period

Type the year range for the indexed probate record. The time period was recorded in different places, depending on the probate form. On probate registers,it was written on the top of the page. On probate cards, it was listed under "Additional Information" at the bottom of the page.

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

Click here to see an example1790-1816

FHL Film Number

FHL Film Number

Type the FHL film number that was written, stamped, or printed on the record.  The film number was recorded in different places, depending on the probate form. On probate registers, it was written on the top of the page. On probate cards, it was written at the bottom of the page in the G. S. call number field.

Do not include commas or preceding zeros, as in these examples:

  • Index "049146" as 49146
  • Index "049,979" as 49979 

If multiple FHL film numbers are listed for a given probate, only index the film number listed first.

If an FHL film number was not recorded, press Ctrl+to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example49989

Page Number

Page Number

Type the page number that was listed. The page number was recorded in different places depending on the probate form. On probate registers, it was usually listed on the left side of the record. On probate cards, it may be listed either at the top of the page or in a titled field.

If multiple page numbers are listed on a probate register, only index the page number listed first.  Click here to see an example.

If multiple page numbers are listed on a probate card, only index the page number listed in the titled field. Click here to see an example.

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

Click here to see an example190

Principal's Surname

Principal's Surname

The surname was usually written before 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 Mrs, Mr, or Jr, 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: Andersen

Principal's Given Names

Principal'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 the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs, Mr, or Jr, with the name. Do not include residence titles or terms, such as of Helnaes or of Havndrup, 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 include 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: Anne

Residence

Residence

Type the name of the town or city of residence.

Records will often list multiple places of residence for a single probate. Click here to see an example. When a probate lists multiple places of residence, add an entry line for each variable. See the Project Instructions for more help with multiple entries in a single field.

If the town or city was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

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

Click here to see an exampleSæby

Death Day

Death Day

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

If a death date was not recorded, type the burial date in place of the death date.

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 example16

Death Month

Death Month

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

If a death month was not recorded, type the burial month in place of the death month.

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 exampleFeb

Death Year

Death Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If a death year was not recorded, type the burial year in place of the death 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 example1754

Probate Day

Probate Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day that the probate was completed. 

If the completion date was left blank, type the number for the day that the probate was started.

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

Click here to see an example22

Probate Month

Probate Month

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

If the completion date was left blank, type the month that the probate was started.

If the probate 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 exampleFeb

Probate Year

Probate Year

Type a four-digit number for the year that the probate was completed. 

If the completion date was left blank, type the number for the day that the probate was started.

If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

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

Click here to see an example1754

Spouse's Given Names

Spouse'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 the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as infant, Sr, or Mrs, 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.

Click here to see an exampleAnders

Spouse's Surname

Spouse'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.

Maiden names are considered as surnames and should be typed in the surname field before the married surname.

Do not include titles or terms, such as infant, Sr, or Mrs, 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.

Click here to see an exampleJorgensen

Father's Given Names

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 the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Mr, 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.

Click here to see an exampleLars Larsen

Father's Surname

Father'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 Sr or Mr, 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.

Click here to see an exampleFlyeholm

Mother's Given Names

Mother'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 the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Ms, 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.

Click here to see an exampleMaren

Mother's Surname

Mother'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.

Maiden names are considered as surnames and should be typed in the surname field before the married surname.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Ms, 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.

Click here to see an exampleSimonsdatter

Probate County

Probate County

Type the name of the probate county.

If the probate county was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the probate county 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: Hjørring

Probate Parish

Probate Parish

Type the name of the probate parish.

If the parish was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

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

Click here to see an exampleSaeby