A few days ago, Ancestry.com posted more Danish data that they received from FamilySearch.com. This data is for burials in Denmark between the years of 1640 and 1970. They had earlier posted databases for Denmark, Select Baptisms, 1618-1923, and Denmark, Select Marriages, 1635-1916.
I did a search for Kirsten Nielsen, and got back 69,346 hits! Picking one, I got the burial info on a Kirsten Christensdatter, nee Kirsten Nielsen. The database also gave the following information:
Birth Date: 1773
Birth Place: Gronne, Thiim,
Death Date: 10 jan 1861
Death Place: Tim, Ringkøbing, Denmark
Burial Date: 20 jan 1861
Father: Christen Nielsen
FHL Film Number: 51994
Reference ID: Bk 5 P153
The Source Information is as follows:
Ancestry.com. Denmark, Select Burials, 1640-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Denmark Burials, 1640-1917. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
Looking futher at link leading to the FamilySearch Wiki, I found the following notation:
This index is an electronic index for the years 1640 to 1917. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
I looked for the FHL Film Number 51994 in the Family History Library and got the following response: “No Results Found.” So I’m still unsure as to where this record itself came from. Maybe I need to run down to the Library and see if I can locate that roll number on the shelf.(Note that I live exactly 10 miles from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.)
These records are available free at FamilySearch, having been posted from December through February. Just comparing the burial records, Ancestry.com stats show 1,252,302 records, while FamilySearch shows 656,944. It coould well be that the discrepancy is because Ancestry is counting additional names found within the entry (like the father’s name above), while the FamilySearch stats may just be the number of records. I’m just guessing here, so don’t quote me on that part!