Denmark Genealogists

Our Denmark genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in Denmark, including:

  • National Archives of Denmark
    Census and emigration records from 1850 indexed by parish. All church records for entire country. Also records of the Danish army and navy, including regimental records, levy rolls, and sea rolls.
  • Regional archives
    Four regional archives: one each for the islands of Sjælland and Fyn and two for the peninsula of Jylland. Counties deposit their church records when the records are over 100 years old. Includes church (birth, marriage, and death), census, and land records.
  • Copenhagen City Archive
    Contains records dealing primarily with the city’s population.
  • Church Parish Offices
    All parishes of the Lutheran church have their records that are less than 50 years old.LibrariesDet Kongelige Bibliotek (the Royal Library) of Denmark functions much as the United States Library of Congress. It houses copies of most books published in Denmark. Includes published genealogies, manuscripts, histories, directories, maps, and newspapers.
  • The Universitetsbiblioteket (University Library) has most of the books published in Denmark.

  • The Frederiksberg Kommunebibliotek (Fredriksberg Community Library) contains local histories, city directories, maps, newspapers, and family histories.
  • Centralbiblioteket (The Central Library) in Rønne city on the island of Bornholm has microfilm of all the family history records of Bornholm.

Our genealogists can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Denmark include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as late 1700s
  • Civil marriage records exist for Denmark and the city of Copenhagen starting in 1851
  • Death certificates exist for the years 1857 to 1932
  • Census records for 1787, 1801, and 1834, beginning in 1840, a census was taken every five years until 1860. After 1860, the census was taken every ten years until the end of the century. Beginning in 1901, censuses were again taken every five years.
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Early church records date from 1572
  • Probate records date from the late 1680s
  • Military records begin about 1788
  • Passenger lists date from 1860s
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
  • Immigration and emigration records begin in the 1820s
  • Tax lists for Denmark date from 1559 and were kept regularly from 1572

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