Danish Genealogy Resources

Danish Genealogy Resources

These books, websites and organizations will help you discover your roots in Denmark.

Web Sites
• Danes in America

• Danish Atlas

• Danish Counties, 1662-1793

• Danish Demographic Database

• Danish Emigration Archives Database

• Danish Parishes by County

• Danish State Archives Parish Registers

 
• Directory of Cities and Towns in Denmark

 

• DIS-Danmark

 

• English-Danish Dictionary

 

• Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Regional Archives

• FamilySearch Denmark Research Outline

• FamilySearch Wiki: Denmark Portal

• GEDCOMP

• Genealogy Research in Denmark

 

• Jewish Genealogical Society of Denmark

 
• Knowledge Bank of Denmark Genealogy
<www.sognetraef.dk/index.asp?a=home>

• Libraries on the Web: Denmark

 
• My Danish Roots

 

• Scandinavian Emigrant Ships
<www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/ship_desc.htm>

• Samfundet for Dansk Genealogi og Personalhistorie (Society for Danish Genealogy and Personal History)

• WHKMLA Historical Atlas of Denmark
<www.zum.de/whkmla/histatlas/scandinavia/haxdenmark.html>

Books
 
Danes in North America, edited by Frederick Hale (University of Washington Press)
 
The Danish Americans by George R. Nielsen (Twayne)
 
Definitely Danish by Julie McDonald (Penfield Press): Recipes and Danish-American culture
Genealogical Guidebook and Atlas of Denmark by Frank Smith and Finn A. Thomsen (Stevenson’s Genealogical Center)
 

McKay’s Modern Danish-English English-Danish Dictionary by Johannes Magnussen, Otto Madsen and

Herman Vinterberg (David McKay Co.)
 
Post-og Telegraf Adressebog for Kongeriget Danmark (Danish Postal Guide) (Directorate General of Post

and Telegraph Service, on FHL microfilm 255804)

 
Tante Johanne: Letters of a Danish Immigrant Family, 1887-1910 by John W. Nielsen (Lur Publications)
 
Organizations and Archives
 

• Danish Immigrant Archive

 Dana College, 2848 College Drive, Blair, NE 68008, (402) 426-7910, <www.dana.edu/archives>
 

Danish Immigrant Museum Family History and Genealogy Center

4210 Main St., Box 249, Elk Horn, IA 51531, (712) 764-7008, <dkmuseum.org/LibraryGenealogy/Genealogy.html>
 

Danish-American Heritage Society

4105 Stone Brooke Road, Ames, IA 50010, (515) 232-7479 or (480) 816-8725, <www.danishamericanheritagesociety.org>
 
Dansk Historisk Fællesforening (Danish Historical Society)
Rigsarkivet, Rigsdagsgaden 9, 1218 København K, Denmark 
 

Grand View College Danish Immigrant Archives

1351 Grandview Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310, (515) 263-6199, <www.gvc.edu/aspx/audience/audience.aspx?pageid=420>
 
Landsarkivet for Sjælland m.m. (Regional Archives for Bornholm, Frederiksborg, Holbæk, Maribo, København, København City, Præstø and Sorø)
Jagtvej 10, DK-2200 København N, Denmark
 

Landsarkivet for Fyn (Odense and Svendborg Regional Archives)

Jernbanegade 36, DK-5000 Odense, Denmark
 

Landsarkivet for Nørrejylland (Regional Archives for Ålborg, Århus, Hjørring, Randers, Ribe, Ringkøbing, Skanderborg, Thisted, Viborg and Vejle)

Ll. Sct. Hansgade 5, DK-8800 Viborg, Denmark
 

Landsarkivet in Åbenrå (Regional Archives for Åbenrå, Sønderborg, Haderslev and Tønder)

Haderslevvej 45, DK-6200 Åbenrå, Denmark
 

Hærens Arkiv (Military Archives)
Slotsholmgade 4, DK-1216 København K, Denmark

 

Københavns Stadsarkiv (Copenhagen City Archive)

Københavns Rådhus, 1599 København V, Denmark, <www.ksa.kk.dk>
 
Kongelige Bibliotek (Royal Library)
Christians Brygge 8, DK 1219 Copenhagen K, Denmark, <www.kb/index-en.htm>
 

Rigsarkivet (National Archives of Denmark) and Statens Arkiver (Danish State Archives)
Rigsdagsgården 9, DK-1218 København K, Denmark, <www.sa.dk/content/us>

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