Danish Professional Genealogist
Lene Dræby Kottal holds the credential Certified Genealogist® She is a professional researcher with extensive experience in researching genealogical sources from Denmark. She has been an avid family historian since 1995 and a professional genealogist since 2013.
Lene D. Kottal has extensive experience with Danish sources of emigration from Denmark to the United States, Australia, and England.
Lene D. Kottal can accurately decipher old handwriting, even Blackletter and Kurrent (aka German script) from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Lene D. Kottal always provides precise source references and detailed research notes so the reasoning behind each conclusion is clear.
Lene can break through that brick wall that has stopped you from learning about your Danish ancestry.
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
Naples, Florida, United States
Lene did some family research for me. She helped me find my cousin still living in Denmark.
A blog about genealogy in Denmark
Skifte means Probate – Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word skifte mean?
Searching the FamilySearch Index of Denmark Censuses
Sometimes indexes do not provide the results we are looking for, but that does not necessarily mean that the ancestor is not in the index.
New Digital Collection: Crew Lists for Ships and Other Records Regarding the Danish Colony Tranquebar
The Danish National Archives have published new digital records from the Asian Company, including crew lists from trade ships sailing between Denmark, China, and Tranquebar 1723-1833.