Danish Genealogy Blog
Determine the Parish for an Address in Copenhagen, Denmark
When a Copenhagen census record reveals the street where the family lived around the time of the birth of the children, you can use an online tool to determine which parish is the most likely birthplace of the children.
Baptism Record for an Illegitimate Child Born in 1781 in Ubberud, Denmark
A large part of genealogy is to document relationships, particularly parent-child relationships. We want to identify the right parents, and that requires correlation of the information about the persons.
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.
The WANDER Research Method by Amy Johnson Crow
At the WikiTree Symposium in 2022, Amy Johnson Crow held the presentation Finding Ancestors Without Going in Circles: The WANDER Research Method. I recommend watching it.
Determining the Name of the Estate for Copyhold and Probate Records from Denmark
You might be familiar with the collection of Denmark Estate Records 1436-1964 at FamilySearch. It is a great collection of imaged records. However, you must know the name of the estate to use it. So how do you determine which estate owned the peasant land where your Danish ancestors lived?
Free Tool to Help You Read Old Danish Handwriting
Old Danish handwriting is often referred to as Gothic script or German script. A handwriting generator can help you determine whether you have transcribed a word correctly or not.
Danish Place Name Database by Krabsen
Deciphering a handwritten place name can be a challenge, especially if it is a place in a country with another language. Read this tutorial to learn about a tool for determining a Danish place name.
Did My Danish Ancestor Write a Will, or Was Her Estate Probated?
In Denmark, the probate court is involved in the handling of an estate, even if the deceased has left a will.
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.