Denmark Genealogy Research – Danish Family History
The purpose of this blog is–
To inspire people to do Danish Family History even if they don’t speak Danish
To learn how to use FamilySearch.org for Danish research
To navigate Danish research in Copenhagen
To get an overview of the history and current photos of Denmark and Copenhagen
The Royal Library building
The photos on the cover page are from my grandmother and a distant cousin named Kay whom I e-mailed in FamilySearch.org. We have exchanged photos, she gave me pedigree charts that were researched by a Danish genealogist in 1934, and we have developed a friendship through Danish genealogy. I started doing family history in 2014. I prayed to see what family line I should work on. Once my close relatives that I was familiar with were sourced (records found to match their births, marriages, and deaths), my answer was the Danish line, but I didn’t speak Danish! My sister, Becky, served as an LDS Missionary – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Copenhagen, Denmark so I thought she should do the Danish family history since she spoke Danish. The Lord had different plans for me. Technology today does a wonderful job translating and the Danish government has posted online a myriad of Danish Church records (birth/christening, confirmations, marriages, deaths), probates, land records, censuses, military records, and more. IF YOU HAVE DANISH ANCESTORS, THEIR RECORDS ARE HERE WITH VERY FEW EXCEPTIONS ON THE DANISH GOVERNMENT RECORDS UNTIL IN THE 1700S THEN THE RECORDS ARE MORE LIMITED. What a wonderful gift to the world!
I couldn’t ever find a web-site or blog on the internet that used a Danish case study from birth to probate so I developed something that I would like to have seen when learning to do Danish Family History research. If anyone has suggestions or other amazing web-sites that would be great here, comment on my blog so I can list it on my websites. I would love more useful records. Thanks. This is my gift to you! Happy Hunting!