Danish Genealogy Blog
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.
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.
Husmand (Cottager), Bolsmand (Smallholder), Gårdmand (Farmer) – Danish Genealogy Words
What do these three Danish words mean: husmand, bolsmand, and gårdmand?
Danish Genealogy: Birth and Baptism Record Pitfall
Danish church records have a certain structure, but sometimes the information is arranged differently in some records. That can lead to mistakes in the research. To help you steer clear of those mistakes, I want to highlight the most common pitfall when reading a Danish birth and baptism record.
Denmark Genealogy: 3 Free Online Photo Collections for Family History
Three free Denmark genealogy photo collections with images you can use to make your family history book more appealing to the readers.
From Data to Narrative: Genealogist versus Family Historian
The titles genealogist and family historian are often used interchangeably, but some claim that genealogy and family history are two distinct disciplines with their own focus and approach to researching and understanding our ancestry. Here is my take on it.