From Data to Narrative: Genealogist versus Family Historian
The titles genealogist and family historian are often used interchangeably, but some claim that genealogy and family history are two distinct disciplines with their own focus and approach to researching and understanding our ancestry. Here is my take on it.
Tegnelse means Closed Letter from the King - Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word tegnelse mean?
Supplik means Application to the King - Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word supplik mean?
Næringsbevis means Tradesman Permission - Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word næringsbevis mean?
Kommunion means the Holy Communion - Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word kommunion mean?
Journalsag means Journal Case File - Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word journalsag mean?
Indsidder means Tenant - Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word indsidder mean?
Hospital meant Poor House in 18th Century Denmark - Danish Genealogy Words
What did the Danish word hospital mean in the 1800s?
Forlover means Bondsman - Learn Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word forlover mean?
Traces of Poor Ancestors in Online Danish Genealogy Records
Denmark has a long history of providing welfare for those who cannot provide for themselves. Census records often reveal if a person was a pauper. Details about the welfare can be found in the records of the local pauper committee, many of which have been digitized and made available online.
Quarterly and Annual Grades in Danish School Records
Many school records have been kept and they are gradually being digitized. In this post I describe the Danish grading system over time and show an example of a grade book listing quarterly and annual grades for each pupil at a Danish secondary school.
Pauper Ancestors: Reasons for Poverty and Amount of Support Received
In 1803 new laws about poor funds were passed in Denmark. Per the law about paupers in rural areas of Denmark, each parish minister had to record many details about the paupers in his district. The support was granted after evaluations at quarterly meetings in the pauper commission, so you can follow the development of your poor ancestor's situation in these records.