Danish Genealogy Blog
Using Denmark Land Records to Identify Tenant Peasants
Manorial land records have great value when researching Danish peasants from the 15th to the 18th centuries.
Maps Provide Context For Your Family History
Maps can provide interesting information about the area where your ancestors lived.
Why I Branch Out My Family Tree
I have four main reasons for branching out my family tree and researching collateral lines.
Where Was My Great-Great-Grandfather Jacob Andersson Söderlund After 1906?
I am curious about several pieces of information relating to my great-great-grandfather Jacob Andersson Söderlund, who was sixty years old at the 1906 census of Denmark, which is my last trace of him.
My Favorite Photograph: The Kottal Family
The photo of the Kottal family is my favorite photo because it sheds a bit of light on a mystery regarding another photo.
One of My Favorite Genealogy Finds: A Death Record
One of my favorite genealogy finds is the death record for my great-great-grandmother. I had researched the paternal branch of my ancestors for several years before I found it. It was not at all hard to find, so why had I not found it earlier?
How I was Inspired to do Genealogy!
About 1997, I searched the Yahoo! email directory for my surname Kottal. To my surprise, there were hundreds of hits and not only from Denmark.
House History is a Part of Family History
A house history can reveal whether the house or farm, where your Danish ancestors lived, still exists, and at which address the place lies today.
How Many Children Did Your Danish Ancestors Have?
Sometimes we wonder whether we have missed an ancestor's child in the parish registers, because there is an unusually long gap between the births of two siblings. If any of the siblings were born after 1861, there is a way of finding out how many times the mother had given birth, namely in the midwife registers.
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.
Danish Military Levying Rolls as Substitutes for Lost Church Books
Record loss does not necessarily mean that we are unable to document the births of our ancestors. Danish military levying rolls can be used to document birth dates and birthplaces when the parish registers were lost, and images of the rolls are available online.
Danish Genealogy Records Online
An abundance of Danish records is available online. Research into Danish ancestors is therefore still possible in many cases despite the temporary closure of Danish archives due to COVID-19 restrictions. This post contains an overview of some of the records, which are available online for most Denmark localities.