DFSDanish Family Search

This free site, is one of my favorites for Danish research. It connects the indexed records with the digital records for Danish census records and church records. One of the advantages to using this site is that they are also connecting and organizing a lot of other information like place name, streets, etc.


logoRigsarkivet (Danish National Archives) Arkivalieronline (Online Archives)

The National Archives is a free service that has digitized the most important Danish genealogical recourses, the census records and the church records. You may want to look over the English language version of the website, but it is only informational and background: all research is done on the Danish language version. NB: Parishes are arranged in the Counties, as they were constituted just before the 1970 changes. Some of the digitized resources include:

  • Church Records,
  • Census Records,
  • Civil Marriage Records,
  • Death Certificates,
  • Military Records,
  • Court Records,
  • Records on Professions,
  • Nobility Records,
  • Property Records,
  • Fire Insurance Records
  • Probate Records,
  • Registers of BMD for Southern Denmark,
  • Tax Records.

Dansk Demografisk Database (Danish Demographical Database)

DDD is a part of the National Archives. It is a free website that has a significant number of important indexes. This site is also primarily in Danish.

The primary indexes are to:

  • Census Records,
  • Church Records,
  • Probate Records, and
  • Migration Records.

Sall Data (Scanned Archives)

Sall Data has a significant number of scanned records of various types, but in any given group there may be some records that have not been digitized yet. These records are all available on the Arkivalieronline site. However, the very nice advantage to this site is that it is very simple and best, there is an English version. A few of the record groups that are digitized or are in the process of being digitized are:

  • Church Records,
  • Census Records (By year or area),
  • Civil Marriage,
  • Various Military Records,
  • Various Land Records,
  • Estate Records,
  • Police and Prison Records,
  • Probate Records, and
  • Much More.

gravstenDK-Gravsten (Danish Gravestones)

Sort of Find A Grave for Denmark with over half a million people included. May not be too helpful as most cemeteries reuse graves after a set period of time unless the family continues to pay for the graves upkeep. Thus most graves in Sweden are more recent.

Det Digitale Danske Udvandrerarkiv (The Digital Danish Emigration Archives)

The archive provides a free index to the emigration records, especially the Copenhagen Police Records, but the actual records are not digitized.


EmiWeb is a web-based archives of many migration records, focusing on Sweden, but including many Danish and Norwegian migrants. Limited access to the information is free, complete access requires paying a subscription fee.

Krabsens Stednavnebase (Krabsen’s Placename Database)

Very good site for identifying locations within parishes, or merely identifying a parish.


FamilySearch has a significant collection of Danish parish records digitized, many of which are indexed. Also, it has a significant amount of information on how to research in Danish records in the Wiki and Learning Center. NB: check the Catalog for microfilms that have not been digitized anyplace, this is common in Court records for example. has indexes to huge number of parish records and the vast majority of parish records have been digitized. The online records are usually digitized versions of the FamilySearch microfilms. For determining the place of origin in Sweden the Archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of American, Records, 1875-1940) is often a significant resource.