Immigration and Emigration
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.
New Image Collection: Copenhagen Police Emigrant Registers
The Danish National Archives have begun imaging the Copenhagen Police Emigrant Registers, which were kept from 1868 to 1952. The images are available at the free website Arkivalieronline.
Find Danish Ancestors: Copenhagen Police Emigrant Index 1869-1913
The Danish Emigration Archives provides a free index of the Copenhagen Police Emigrant Registers from 1869 to 1913. There are two different search forms. In this blog post, I explain how to use them, and the caveats of each of them. I hope my tips will make it easier for you to find your Danish emigrant ancestor.
Biographies of Scandinavian Immigrants in New York 1630-1676
Was your ancestor among the settlers of New York in the seventeenth century? Were they Scandinavians or Germans? Then the book Scandinavian Immigrants in New York, 1630-1676 might be of interest to your family history.
Udvandring means Emigration - Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word udvandring mean?
Opholdsbog means Residence Book - Danish Genealogy Words
What does the Danish word opholdsbog mean?