Danish Professional Genealogist
Lene Dræby Kottal is a professional genealogist with Denmark as her area of expertise. Lene's passion is to make her clients feel as though they truly know their Danish ancestors. Her clients can trust that they will receive a thorough and accurate representation of their family history when working with Lene.
Lene D. Kottal has over 25 years of experience delving into family history. With a decade of experience as a professional genealogist, Lene has a deep understanding of Denmark genealogy. She knows the best records to identify your Danish immigrant ancestor.
Lene D. Kottal can accurately decipher even the most intricate and challenging scripts from the past. From the ornate Blackletter script to the intricacies of Kurrent, also known as German script, Lene has the skill to understand what the records reveal about your Danish family history.
Lene D. Kottal pays attention to detail and is committed to accuracy. She always provides precise source references and elaborate research notes to ensuring that her work is not only informative, but also that the reasoning behind all conclusions is easy to understand and verify.
Lene can break through that brick wall that has stopped you from learning about your Danish ancestry.
With her knowledge of records, sources and handwriting she was able to find several generations that I would have never found and documented them.
Lene truly has a gift for researching genealogy. But the real gift is the final ancestry document or report. Professional quality in every aspect.
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Biographies of Scandinavian Immigrants in New York 1630-1676
Was your ancestor among the settlers of New York in the seventeenth century? Were they Scandinavians or Germans? Then the book Scandinavian Immigrants in New York, 1630-1676 might be of interest to your family history.
Husmand (Cottager), Bolsmand (Smallholder), Gårdmand (Farmer) – Danish Genealogy Words
What do these three Danish words mean: husmand, bolsmand, and gårdmand?
Danish Genealogy: Birth and Baptism Record Pitfall
Danish church records have a certain structure, but sometimes the information is arranged differently in some records. That can lead to mistakes in the research. To help you steer clear of those mistakes, I want to highlight the most common pitfall when reading a Danish birth and baptism record.