Genealogy researchers with Danish ancestors have long known that they were blessed because of the volume and quality of vital and church records created under Danish law. Our problem has been knowing where to find the collections and the lack of easy access to them.
Today, huge volumes of those records are online, offering easy access from our homes through the Internet. FamilySearch staff and volunteers have made our Danish research even easier through the development of numerous wiki articles that detail the available resources, complete with instructions and examples of their use, on a path to research success.
The wiki articles have been created by experts in most cases, but were they crafted to be easily understandable by researchers of all skill levels.
Intuitive links between articles walk the researcher from the largest body politic down to locale-specific articles. They explain the terms and idioms commonly used in the records as well as the surrounding facts and societal information needed to understand the environment of our ancestors lives.
We read about the Organization of offices and locations in the church, Moveable Feast Day Calendars, as well as Land and Property, Military, Occupations, Census, Emigration and Immigration and Church Records articles along with many others that support basic record research topics.
If you haven’t used the FamilySearch Wiki as a resource to enhance your Danish research success, start with the wiki article “Denmark”, and begin your journey.
An example of a Danish research thread is found on the Family History with the Lineagekeeper blog post, “Denmark Resources on the FamilySearch Wiki”. http://www.famhist.us/2012/12/12/denmark-resources-on-the-familysearch-wiki/
As is always the case on the FamilySearch Wiki, if you have additional information that can further enhance this knowledgebase, don’t hesitate to log in and add information from your own subject matter expertise to benefit everyone in the genealogy community.