Danish Professional Genealogist
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.
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.
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.
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 can break through that brick wall that has stopped you from learning about your Danish ancestry.
Her approach is very meticulous and thoughtful and she always provides complete documentation.
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With her knowledge of records, sources and handwriting she was able to find several generations that I would have never found and documented them.
Danish Genealogy Blog
Professional Genealogist Lene Kottal's blog about genealogy in Denmark
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.
Danish Ancestors: Why Did They Emigrate from Denmark?
Many of my clients want to know why their Danish ancestors emigrated. When the story has not been passed down in the family, the question cannot always be answered. However, in this blog post I give two examples of how you might find the reason for your ancestor's emigration.
Find Emigrant Ancestors: Copenhagen Denmark Passenger Lists
The Copenhagen Police not only kept registers of emigrants, but also passenger lists for the ships that sailed from Copenhagen. The Danish National Archives provide images of these passenger lists at Arkivalieronline. In this blog post, you can learn how to find your Danish ancestor in a Copenhagen passenger list.