8 Copenhagen

København, Danmark   (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Copenhagen is one of Europe’s oldest cities, the capital of Denmark, and the largest Scandinavian city. The World Happiness Report 2013 said that Copenhagen is the happiest city in the world.

Frederiksborg Castle is the largest Renaissance Castle in Scandinavia. The castle was built by King Christian IV in the early decades of the 17th century and incorporates the best of Renaissance architecture and craftsmanship. Since 1878, Frederiksborg Castle has housed the Museum of National History. A tour through the museum is a tour through 500 years of Danish history illustrated by portraits, history paintings, furniture and decorative art. Here the guest encounters people and events which have shaped Danish history from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. During the period 1865-1879, artist Carl Bloch created 23 paintings depicting scenes from the life of Jesus Christ, which are on display in the Oratory including “Christ Healing by the Well of Bethesda” and “Let the Little Children Come unto Me.” Carl Heinrich Bloch photos are from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Bloch and text of the castle are from http://www.dnm.dk/UK/Frederiksborg_Castle.htm  Photo from http://world-2r.blogspot.com/2014/03/copenhagen.html.

Searching in Copenhagen Websites

 Since Copenhagen was such a big city (about 500,000 in 1880), it had many parishes.  Some were only open during certain periods of history while parish boundaries could change even though an ancestor didn’t move.  Some of these websites should help you navigate the city along with the traditional censuses and parish records.

  1.  Copenhagen | Learn | FamilySearch.orgimageedit_17_4976970367
  1.  Copenhagen: Police Census | Learn | FamilySearch.org(Explantion of Police Censuses)

www.politietsregisterblade.dk and http://www.kbharkiv.dk/…/kilder-pa…/politiets-mandtaller  (Website for Police                        Censuses)

  1.  Denmark Online Genealogy Records | Learn | FamilySearch  (Great overview of many records in Denmark including Copenhagen we..https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Denmark_Online_Genealogy_Records


  1.  http://krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/is a great site for locating in which parishes a place is located or what places are in a parish.
  1. http://www.fogsgaard.org/index.php/kobenhavnskegader     Finding parishes when you have a street
  1.  Funeral protocols: http://www.kbharkiv.dk/sog-i…/kilder-pa-nettet/begravelser

     7.  Gader og sogne 1890file:///C:/Users/home/Downloads/sogne1890.pdf  (Street and Parish relationships                      for 1890)

     8.  Danish Birth Foundation Archive in Copehagen- for poor women, single mothers, or adopted                                             parents.  Den Kgl Fødselsstiftelse  on Danish Family Search

https://www.sa.dk/brug-arkivet/laer/intro-foedselsstiftelsen for an explanation of the Foundation and another                                way to find it with the links.

                          https://www4.sa.dk/ao/billedviser?epid=16415220 “udsætterprotokol”  for Exposing Protocol of what                                          happened to the child when they left the Danish Birth Foundation.

  1.  http://www.landsarkivetkbh.dk/hovedst/txt/print/lister.htm It is not enough to show one parish map of Copenhagen since it changed all the time. A street can be in 3 different parishes over time. This site shows the parish maps.

   10.  https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Denmark_Online_Genealogy_Records

(Great overview of many different websites including some Copenhagen specific sites.)

Danish Family Search  (I like to use this for Danish Censuses when I need an overview of a person’s life over the years, the percentage of  parish records that are indexed, and police registration records in Copenhagen.)

11.  https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Copenhagen_City,_Denmark = List of parishes in Copenhagen

http://members.tripod.com/martin_valloe/parish/map.htm   This one lists them through different time periods.

12.  List of churches in Copenhagen – Wikipedia This has names, gps coordinates, and year the church was built.


These are all unlabeled photos from Copenhagen.






This is Vor Frue Kirke Københavns Domkirke (Church of our Lady in Copenhagen, Denmark). Bertel Thorvaldsen made a Christus statue after the Resurrection . In 1819 he visited his native Denmark. Here he was commissioned to make the colossal series of statues of Christ and the Twelve Apostles for the rebuilding of Vor Frue Kirke (from 1922 known as the Copenhagen Cathedral) between 1817 and 1829, after its having been destroyed in the British bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807. These were executed after his return to Rome, and were not completed until 1838, when Thorvaldsen returned with his works to Denmark, being received as a hero. https://www.igspin.com/place/271633523/Vor-Frue-Kirke
The Christus is a 19th-century Carrara marble statue of the resurrected Jesus by Bertel Thorvaldsen. The photo was by Autumn Harris.
This is a replica of the Christus by Bertel Thorvaldsen. It is located at the North Vistiors’ Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. This photo was found at panoramio.com.
This is a replica of the Christus by Bertel Thorvaldsen. It is located at the North Vistiors’ Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. This photo was found at store.lds.org.













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