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.
Denmark Genealogy: 3 Free Online Photo Collections for Family History
Three free Denmark genealogy photo collections with images you can use to make your family history book more appealing to the readers.
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.
Determine the Parish for an Address in Copenhagen, Denmark
When a Copenhagen census record reveals the street where the family lived around the time of the birth of the children, you can use an online tool to determine which parish is the most likely birthplace of the children.
Baptism Record for an Illegitimate Child Born in 1781 in Ubberud, Denmark
A large part of genealogy is to document relationships, particularly parent-child relationships. We want to identify the right parents, and that requires correlation of the information about the persons.
Denmark Censuses: Same Search but Different Results from Different Indexes
Most genealogists probably know that we can get different results when searching for the same person in different indexes of the same records. What does that mean to our research?
Migration Records Kept by the Church of Denmark
By examining migration records you can follow your Danish ancestor's movements from parish to parish.
WikiTree Day: The WANDER Research Method by Amy Johnson Crow
This weekend at the WikiTree Symposium, Amy Johnson Crow held the presentation Finding Ancestors Without Going in Circles: The WANDER Research Method. I recommend watching it.
Determining the Name of the Estate for Copyhold and Probate Records from Denmark
You might be familiar with the collection of Denmark Estate Records 1436-1964 at FamilySearch. It is a great collection of imaged records. However, you must know the name of the estate to use it. So how do you determine which estate owned the peasant land where your Danish ancestors lived?