Denmark Goals:  1: Research   2: Census Records   3: Church and Cemetery Records   4: Arkivalieronline   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Archives and Libraries   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Probate Records   11: Websites   12: Search Records   13: Get Help  





Project 9: Denmark

Explore research in Denmark.


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Goal 1: Learn about Denmark research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with Danish research.

  1. Use Danish Research: Getting Started to help you with beginning Danish research.
  2. Explore the Tips for Beginners Wiki page.
  3. Learn the basics of Danish and Scandinavian research in this blog article.
    FS—Beginning Your Scandinavian Family History
  4. Find Danish resources for research on FamilySearch.
    FS—Danish Resources on FamilySearch.org—40:44
  5. Use the clickable Denmark counties map on the FamilySearch Wiki page to explore research locations. See also the county list below it.

B. Learn about Danish language and naming resources for your research.

  1. Learn about Danish language tips and common genealogy terms in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Denmark Languages
  2. Learn about Danish surnames in these articles.
    FS—Denmark Languages
    | FS—Denmark Names

C. Use effective research methods for your Danish ancestors.

  1. Explore the web links on the Strategies for Danish Research Wiki page.
  2. Explore a variety of Danish genealogy resources on the Aurelia Clemons genealogy page.
  3. Learn keys to Danish and Scandinavian research in this blog article.
    FS—Keys to Scandinavian Research


Goal 2: Learn to use Danish census records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Danish census records.

  1. Watch and study this video, which is a combination of three courses: Using the Danish Demographical Database (37:00); Finding Censuses on Arkivalieronline (28:00); and Extracting Genealogical Information (38:00). There are also several accompanying .PDF files that are helpful.
    FS—Danish Census Research Series—1:43:41

B. Learn more about the Denmark Census.

  1. Learn about the Danish census in this FamilySearch Wiki article. Note the sections on Danish Census Headings, Online Census Extractions, and the Danish Demographic Database.
    FS—Wiki: Denmark Census
  2. Explore the Wiki links for Census for more information.
  3. Visit the Danish Census FAQ link.
  4. Explore Danish census databases on the Rigsarkivet site.
  5. Get tips on using the Danish Demographic Database.
    FS—Guide to the Danish Demographic Database—4 pgs.


Goal 3: Learn to use Danish church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Danish church records.

  1. This video demonstrates witness research strategies.
    FS—Danish Church Records: Ancestors and Witnesses—38:16
  2. This video explains other research strategies for Danish church records.
    FS—Danish Church Records: Research Strategies—49:14

B. Learn more about Danish church records.

  1. Learn about Danish church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Danish Church Records
  2. Explore Parish Register Headings for more information.
  3. Explore the Wiki links for Church Records for more information.
  4. Access the Parish Registers link in the Records and Registries page of the Rigsarkivet site.

C. Explore Danish cemetery records.

  1. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  2. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 4: Learn about the Arkivalieronline site.


Choices:

A. Learn how to use the Arkivalieronline website.

  1. Read this article for tips on using Arkivalieronline.
    FS—A Guide to Arkivalieronline—6 pgs.
  2. Explore the Arkivalieronline site for Danish research. (You can translate the web page to English in your browser if needed.)


Goal 5: Learn about Danish emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Danish emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Denmark emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Denmark Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Copenhagen emigration and immigration.
    FS—Wiki: Copenhagen Emigration and Immigration
  3. Learn about Copenhagen Emigration and Immigration for more information.
  4. Access the Emigration Lists link in the Records and Registries page of the Rigsarkivet site.

B. Explore Danish emigration and immigration resources.

  1. Explore the Digital Danish Emigration Archives site.
  2. Explore links for immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Danish Emigration and Immigration
  3. Explore these Danish emigrant databases: Emiarch and Segeberg.
  4. Explore Danish Immigration on the Museum of Danish America site.
  5. Explore the Immigrant Ship site. Select a Volume, then choose Denmark as the departure or arrival location.


Goal 6: Learn about Denmark military records.


Choices:


A. Learn about Denmark military records.

  1. Learn about Danish military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Danish Military Records
  2. Explore the Danish Military Levying Rolls for more information.






Goal 7: Learn about Denmark archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Denmark archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Denmark archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Denmark Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the Wiki links for Archives and Libraries for more information.
  3. Explore the Danish American Archive.
  4. Explore the Copenhagen City Archive.
  5. Explore the Royal Library of Denmark.




Goal 8: Learn about Denmark maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Denmark maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Denmark maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Denmark Maps
  2. Explore the Web Sites section for additional info on Danish maps.
  3. Learn about Denmark gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Denmark Gazetteers
  4. Learn about Danish gazetteers and jurisdictions in this article.
    FS—Gazetteers and Jurisdictions—2 pgs.

B. Explore Denmark maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the Perry-Castaneda map collection for Denmark.
  2. Explore the Krabsen Danish gazetteer.
  3. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Danish maps.
  4. Explore old maps of Denmark in the 1900 Collection.
  5. Access Danish map resources in the About.com site.
  6. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Denmark maps.


Goal 9: Learn about Danish newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Danish newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Danish newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Danish newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Danish newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.





Goal 10: Learn about Denmark probate records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Denmark land and property Records.

  1. Learn about Denmark probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article (includes a helpful list of terms).
    FS—Wiki: Danish Probate Records
  2. Get an overview of Danish probate records in this article.
    FS—Danish Probate Records—3 pgs.
  3. Explore the Wiki links for Danish Probate Records for more information.
  4. Access the Probate Court Records link in the Records and Registries page of the Rigsarkivet site.





Goal 11: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Danish research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  4. Explore links in the DenmarkGenWeb site.


Goal 12: Search records from Denmark.


Choices:

A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Denmark.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Danish online record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Danish records.

  1. Explore the Europe page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.


Goal 13: Get help with your Danish research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Danish American Genealogy Group on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Danish Genealogy Group on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Danish FamilySearch page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the Danmark Slægtsforskning page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Denmark.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Denmark research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Denmark research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Denmark research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Denmark research.

C. Learn about Denmark genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about Denmark genealogy societies in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Denmark Societies
  2. Explore Denmark genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.





QUIKLinks

FamilySearch   All Historical   Catalog
Baptisms: 1618-1923
Marriages: 1635-1916
Civil Marriages: 1851-1961
Burials: 1640-1917
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Church Records: 1484-1941
Deeds and Mortgages: 1572-1928


Ancestry
Births & Christenings: 1631-1900s  
Estate Records: 1436-1964  
Emigration Index: 1868-1900  


MyHeritage    All Denmark
National Census:   1930





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