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Many societies and organizations may have information of value to your genealogical research.

Genealogical Societies

Several genealogical societies emphasize Danish research. Most publish helpful periodicals, transcripts, and compiled genealogies. They may have special indexes, collections, and projects. Some publish inquiries about Danish ancestors or maintain lists of members' research interests.

A major Danish genealogical society is:

Samfundet for Dansk genealogi og Personalhistorie
(Society for Danish genealogy and Personal History)
Tækkerløkke 34 A
6200 Åbenrå
Denmark
Internet: http://www.genealogi.dk/

Historical Societies

Historical societies can be valuable sources of information in Denmark. Some may have information about specific Danish individuals. Many societies have special collections of books and manuscripts for Denmark that may be hard to find in libraries and archives.

The main historical society in Denmark is:

Dansk Historisk Fællesforening (Danish Historical Society)
Rigsarkivet, Rigsdagsgaden 9
1218 København K
Denmark

The addresses of over 100 ethnic heritage historical societies in North America are given in the following:

Smith, Betty P. Directory, Historical Societies and Agencies in the United States and Canada. 13th ed. Nashville, Tennessee: American Association for State and Local History, 1986. (FHL book 970 H24d.)

Locating Records at the Family History Library

Records of these societies are usually described in the Author/Title section of the Family History Library Catalog under the name of the society. They are also listed in the Locality section under one of the following:

DENMARK - SOCIETIES
DENMARK, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES
DENMARK - GENEALOGY
DENMARK, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY
Lists and guides that describe the collections of societies are listed in the Locality section of the catalog under one of the following:
DENMARK - ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES - INVENTORIES, REGISTERS, CATALOGS
DENMARK, [COUNTY] - ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES - INVENTORIES, REGISTERS, CATALOGS
DENMARK, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES - INVENTORIES, REGISTERS, CATALOGS

For more information, see the "Genealogy" and "Periodical" sections of this outline.


 

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