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Danish Genealogy & Family History Research

Lene Dræby Kottal offers a variety of package deals for the most popular genealogical research projects to make it easy for you to get started. If the packages do not match your needs, a customized research project is always an option.

COVID-19 information: Danish archives, libraries, etc. are opened, so on-site research is available.

Research Consultancy

Research Consultancy is a good choice if you do research yourself, but need help with minor tasks every now and then. It is a flexible service because you do not have to gather ten hours of tasks before you ask for help.

Whether you need help with translations, transcriptions, understanding records, identifying records, or something else, this service includes:

  • 10 hours of research assistance in Danish genealogical sources, online and at archives, libraries etc. in Odense, Denmark. No mileage is added.
  • There is no minimum time per request. The time spent is tracked and you are informed of how much time remains after each task.
  • A research report with full source citations and research notes following each request. Charts, suggestions for further research, etc. is included when applicable.
  • Links to online records. If records are behind a paywall, copies are supplied if allowed by the provider.
  • Digital copies of records, which are not available online; unless copying is not allowed by the repository.

Finding Your Roots Package

The Finding Your Roots Package is a good choice if you have limited information from Danish genealogy records and your primary research goal is to identify parents, grandparents etc. of your immigrant ancestors.

The research in this package will provide an overview with names, vital events, and other details about your ancestors in Denmark. It includes:

  • 30-minute planning call to discuss known information and establish research objectives.
  • 15 hours of research in Danish genealogical sources, online or at archives, libraries etc. in Odense, Denmark. No mileage is added.
  • Research report with full source citations and research notes. Charts, suggestions for further research, etc. is included when applicable.
  • Links to online records. If records are behind a paywall, copies are supplied if allowed by the provider.
  • Digital copies of records, which are not available online; unless copying is not allowed by the repository.
  • 30-minute presentation call to go over the findings and answer your questions.

Living Descendants Package

The Living Descendants Package is a good choice if you already have vital details about your immigrant ancestors' siblings or first cousins who stayed in Denmark and your primary research goal is to get in touch with a living descendant in Denmark.

The research in this package will provide an overview of descendants of a relative, and it includes:

  • 30-minute planning call to discuss known information and establish research objectives.
  • 30 hours of research in Danish genealogical sources, online and at archives, libraries etc. anywhere in Denmark. Mileage may be added upon agreement.
  • Research report with full source citations and research notes. Charts, suggestions for further research, etc. is included when applicable.
  • Links to online records. If records are behind a paywall, copies are supplied if allowed by the provider.
  • Digital copies of records, which are not available online; unless copying is not allowed by the repository.
  • 30-minute presentation call to go over the findings and answer your questions.

Ancestor History Package

The Ancestor History Package is a good choice if you already have vital details about your Danish ancestors and your primary research goal is to dig deeper into the history of your ancestors, for instance to find addresses of places where they lived or worked.

The research in this package will provide an in-depth biography of your Danish ancestors and it includes:

  • 30-minute planning call to discuss known information and establish research objectives.
  • 40 hours of research in Danish genealogical sources, online and at archives, libraries etc. anywhere in Denmark. Mileage may be added upon agreement.
  • Research report with full source citations and research notes. Charts, suggestions for further research, etc. is included when applicable.
  • Links to online records. If records are behind a paywall, copies are supplied if allowed by the provider.
  • Digital copies of records, which are not available online; unless copying is not allowed by the repository.
  • 30-minute presentation call to go over the findings and answer your questions.

Customized Research Project

Do the packages not match your needs? Perhaps you have hit a brick wall in your research and need help with that specific issue? Or maybe you only need a copy of one specific record from a Danish archive or library? Book a free call to discuss your options.