The Danish 1906 Census Database
The Jewish population from the Copenhagen 1906 census has been extracted by -
or on behalf of - Julius Margolinsky. The extract is kept in the National
Archives in Copenhagen.
The extracts are necessary because Jews were not listed separately - neither in
the ordinary censuses from 1787, nor in many of the tax lists. Therefore names of
Jews must be extracted. Of course, when making an extract errors are likely to
occur, just as in some cases the text in the original documents might be hardly
legible or illegible. So if you do not find what you are looking for it might be a
good idea to check the original censuses - some are found in the online searchable
databases of the Danish Demographic Database
It should be noted that not all areas of Copenhagen has been extracted, only
the areas where most Jews lived in 1906. The 1906 census if very large and it is
not in very good condition, so updating this database with the addtional areas,
will presumably take a long time.
The extract has been transcribed to a database by Tatjana Lichtenstein, M.A.
in history, Canada, who has donated it to the JewishGen Scandinavia SIG.
Elsebeth Paikin has translated these extracts, entered them into databases and
prepared the databases for the JewishGen "All Scandinavian Database".
Most words have been translated into English.
However, in cases where there is no precise translation, the Danish word
has not been translated but left as it is within "quotation marks".
For further general information about the censuses in the
All Scandinavia Database, please see
The Danish Tax and Census Database introduction.
More information about the Danish censuses can be found on the
JewishGen Scandinavia SIG website's
Research in Denmark page.
Warm thanks are due to Tatjana Lichtenstein, who donated this database to
the JewishGen Scandinavia SIG.
Furthermore, we are indebted to Michael Tobias and Warren Blatt for their great
work and dedication to the development of the JewishGen databases and websites.
Further information about Jewish genealogy in Scandinavia can be
found at the JewishGen Scandinavia SIG website.
Elsebeth Paikin, Coordinator of
JewishGen's Scandinavia SIG
Last Update: 17 Nov 2004 WSB