View Full Version : Danish/ Denmark Genealogy difficulties

27-02-2009, 12:15 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm trying to trace a Danish line in my tree and not speaking/ reading the language is becoming a real stumbling block for me. I'm trying to create a username so that I can search the online church records but error messages keep coming up and I cannot translate what the problem is! I'm hoping someone can help me who speaks Danish. The web page is http://www.arkivalieronline.dk/login/Opretbruger.aspx. Could someone translate the 'Postnr.' field please? I've tried an online dictionary but it doesn't understand the word.

Many thanks

27-02-2009, 12:18 AM
By the way, if anyone else is searching for Danish ancestors here are a few good sites for info:

Parish Registers and Population Censuses


Danish National Archives

27-02-2009, 12:19 AM
Is it an abbreviation for "postnummer" i.e postcode?


27-02-2009, 12:32 AM
Postcode is correct, thanks!

Now it is just the rest of the Danish language that I have to figure out ;)

Anyone on here have experience of searching for Danish ancestors? Any tips or hints? I know the IGI have quite a good guide and some of the Danish sites do have English versions of limited numbers of their webpages, but I'm still struggling after being so used to the UK resources. |help|

Thanks again

27-02-2009, 5:31 AM
I found Dis Danmark's English Forum to be very helpful.

click on "DIS Forum" then "Find your relatives in Denmark'
they have a sticky post with instruction for using the online archives.

I think LDS Denmark guide had a list of commom terms in genealogy records that I printed out, great help for translating the census and church records.

27-02-2009, 5:46 AM
The Danish Census is online at.

Not all areas and years have been transcribed yet.
Check the coverage section.

British Viking
15-04-2010, 12:12 AM
Yes, as my people from great grandfather upwards are all entirely Danish I've been researching for quite a while now. True, the Danish language is a bit of a challenge to learn (but they all speak perfect English over there, much to our shame!) but www.dis-danmark.dk is an excellent forum for English speakers who cannot understand Danish and have been extremely useful to me (and others!)
www.arkivalieronline.dk is excellent for locationg, birth, marriage, death and census info although it involves a lot of looking up the original documents handwritten in the old style handwriting all written in Danish so a little bit of Danish knowledge is required but easy to learn. AO has instructions in English to help newcomers get started up otherwise it's all in Danish! Both sites are free but you need to register.

Med venlig hilsen (best wishes!)