West Indian Recruitment Office: Register of enlisted soldiers


The series contains soldier registries, i.e. lists of soldiers recruited in Denmark for the military in the Danish West Indies between 1799 and 1916. Until 1872 they were called "Lists of recruits". The lists contain information about the individual soldier’s name, rank, date of recruitment or posting, whether he came from a Danish regiment, when and how he left the service again etc.

The task in this archive series is indexing (tagging). This means, that we focus primarily on transcribing personal names, place names and dates. By transcribing these data you will make it easier for others, for instance genealogists, to find a document that contains a certain name they are looking for without transcribing the entire document. Exactly what we would like you to transcribe and how, you will see in the transcription guide.

You find the specific transcription guide for this series here: https://www.sa.dk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/register-of-enlisted-soldiers.pdf

This is a illustration of the uniform of the West Indian troops around 1761. Extract from  ”Die Königl. Trouppen in West-Indien”, in Carl Bertram, Vorstellung der sämtlichen Königl. Dänischen Armee, Copenhagen 1761. p. 73. Property of The Royal Library (cf: http://www.kb.dk/e-mat/dod/11342801495D.pdf)

ExtentDocuments: 713, Approved: 713


Danish West Indies

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1799 - 1872 0 0 372 372
1873 - 1916 0 0 341 341