New Records Added in the Second Half of September

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40.1 million new records have been added in the second half of September. These new records include an update to the existing collection Netherlands, Population Registers, and two new collections: United States and Canada, Index of Obituaries, and the Denmark, Copenhagen Police Registrations.

Here are the details of these new collections:

CollectionDescription Number of RecordsLink to Search
Netherlands, Population Registers, 1810–1936
An index to population registers from throughout the Netherlands from 1810 to 1936.21,605,431 new records for a total of 36,305,939 records.Search collection now
United States and Canada, Index of Obituaries, 1900–2019
An index of obituaries published in various newspapers in the United States and Canada
between 1900 and 2019.
16,591,333 recordsSearch collection now
Denmark Copenhagen Police Registrations, 1890–1923
An index of registration forms that included residents’ names, dates of birth, places of birth, occupations, and addresses from 1890 to 1923.
1,966,321 recordsSearch collection now

Netherlands, Population Registers, 1810–1936

This collection update of 21.6 million new records is an index to population registers from throughout the Netherlands from 1810–1936. Records typically list name, birth date, birthplace, residence date, and place of residence. Sometimes an individual’s age and occupation and the names of their parents or spouse is also included.

Population registers are registers that recorded and tracked the movements of all Netherlands residents. In most municipalities population registers began in January 1850. However, in some localities these records date back much earlier. The majority of the records in this collection date between 1810 and 1936, though the extent of year coverage can vary by locality, and some records are available beyond this range.

It is important to obtain a copy of the original record whenever possible, as the original record may provide additional context and details about an individual or family. For example, population registers typically recorded people in households and could indicate family relationships. They also provided detailed information regarding residence (where the family or person moved to or from, and the date of their change in residence). Changes in the composition of a household due to events such as birth, marriage, and death, were also noted in the registers.

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United States and Canada, Index of Obituaries, 1900–2019

This collection of 16.5 million records contains an index of obituaries published in various newspapers in the United States and Canada from 1900 to 2019.

This collection includes the name of the deceased, place of birth, place of death, age and the publication source, including locality information.

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Denmark Copenhagen Police Registrations, 1890–1923

This new collection of 1,966,321 new records is an index of registration forms that include residents’ names, dates of birth, places of birth, occupations, and addresses. Beginning in 1890, all residents of Copenhagen aged 10 and older were required to file a registration form with the police. Young adults received their own form at 14 years old while married women and children aged 10–13 were included on the form of the husband/father.

Registrations were updated to contain the most up-to-date information on Copenhagen’s citizenry. All new residents were required to register upon moving into Copenhagen. Already-registered residents were required to update their registration every time their address changed, a child turned 14, or a woman was divorced or widowed. Some Frederiksberg addresses were recorded on registration forms due to people moving between Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. During the period police registration was required, 1.9 million people were recorded at 4.2 million addresses. Police registration was replaced by civil registration in 1923.

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