Danish municipal registration of marriages interpreted as civil marriages
The above is the municipal registration of the marriage of my mother and father. However, even though the municipality registrered the marriage is was NOT a civil marriage. It was a church marriage at Mariendals Church in Copenhagen, and marriage was performed in the church on August 9th, 1947. The date - July 8th, 1947 - was the date the municipality issued the document, which allowed the marriage ceremony to take place. One of the reasons for this document is that certain marriages are not allowed, e.g. among relatives. Civil marriages in Denmark are normally performed in a town hall or other place by the major of the town.