Samfundet for dansk genealogi og Personalhistorie
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The Society for Danish Genealogy and Biography
How to get started? Where to get help?
The former president of the Society, Hans H. Worsoe, has benevolently permitted us to publish an article he wrote in 1970 about genealogical research in Denmark. This article is basic information - still valid - for anyone who endeavours to undertake research in Denmark. The article, that has been updated for publication on the Internet with links to sites of institutions, can be of invaluable help for genealogical research in Denmark. So if you are thinking of - or already in the middle of - genealogical research in Denmark you might benefit from his expert help by reading:
A road to knowledge about your family and it's homestead (34 Kb)
You can also find very useful information and good advice on genealogical research in Denmark on the Provincial Archives of Copenhagen's website: Family History - Tracing your roots
You could also try to search for names on
It is a treasure-trove for genealogists, although it does - regrettably - refer to articles which are in Danish.
The society has one main purpose:
The publication of the journal: "Personalhistorisk Tidsskrift" (Review of Biography and Genealogy) as well as other books on genealogy and related topics - but all printed in Danish! The Society cannot undertake research for individuals.
Anyone who wants help in finding relatives or ancestors in Denmark has the following options:
But remember to provide as much information as you possibly can about the persons you seek information about. Although Denmark is a small country it is big enough to make it difficult to find the right persons. So give information about names, dates, places, occupations, known relatives etc. -- as much as yo know!
That will make the chances of success much greater.
If you don't have much information, try anyway .... you might be lucky!
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