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.
With her knowledge of records, sources and handwriting she was able to find several generations that I would have never found and documented them.
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
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A blog about genealogy in Denmark
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.