Danish Professional Genealogist Lene Kottal
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.
Over 25 Years of Experience with Danish Genealogy
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.
Accurately Reads Old Danish Handwriting
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.
Trustworthy: Provides Precise Source References
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 did some family research for me. She helped me find my cousin still living in Denmark.
With her knowledge of records, sources and handwriting she was able to find several generations that I would have never found and documented them.
Without Lene Dræby Kottal’s wealth of in-depth knowledge about Danish records and her expertise in finding the ones relevant to my ancestors, I would never have been able to trace my Danish origins
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Danish Genealogy Blog
Professional Genealogist Lene Kottal's blog about genealogy in Denmark
Memoirs about Christmas in the 1860s – Danish Family History
Danish Christmas traditions have changed over the years. Furthermore, regional differences in the celebrations existed and still do. Even if your Danish ancestor did not write their memoirs, you might still be able to get an idea of their traditions. Someone else from the same time and area might have written their memoirs, such as Niels Peder Grønvald Nielsen of Ryslinge.
Donations to the Poor During Christmas 1774
In this blog post you can get a glimpse of Danish Christmas history on the basis of a newspapers from Copenhagen in 1774.
Arkivalieronline: The Danish National Archives Image Viewer
Arkivalieronline contains the digital collections of the Danish National Archives. If you are used to using the FamilySearch image viewer, it probably takes a bit of practice to get used to using the Arkivalieronline image viewer. In this blog post, I provide a guide and some tips, so you can get full advantage of the images, including those that are not available at FamilySearch.