My Danish Roots is a full-service professional genealogy research company in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Build or improve your Danish family tree
We help finding all of your Danish ancestors and their descendants in Denmark; or just individual ancestors and descendants if that is you need.
Find and contact your living relatives
It is often possible to track living descendants of your Danish ancestors, i.e. living family to you. If found, we offer to contact your relatives and introduce you to them. We will never share any information without prior acceptance by both parties.
Make the most out of the original sources
All our findings are substantiated by the original sources, many of which contain a lot of interesting information. We can transcribe and translate these sources but to save time (and costs) we typically just extract the essentials.
We assist finding heirs for probate courts and identifying which Danish authorities to contact if you need official certificates. We are, however, not able to require the certificates because we are not a party to the inheritance case.
Solve genealogy riddles
We assist in all tasks in connection with Danish genealogy, for instance taking pictures of churches, cemeteries, houses, addresses, etc. and answering questions about Danish history or customs and traditions.
Before starting research
The best starting point for a genealogy project is information about any of the religious ceremonies: christening, confirmation, marriage, or burial. The key information is the date and parish. In many cases, less information is enough to get started. It could be a birth date, the names of other family members, the emigration year, or a location.
Firstly, we will carry out an assessment free of charge to review your information and be sure that we can document at least a couple of events by their sources. This preliminary research is of no obligation to you at all.
Our research proposal
Based on this assessment and if we are confident that we understand your goals and can help, we will develop a research proposal.
Throughout the project, we’ll keep you briefed about the process and share findings with you. In this way, you will be able to adjust the research if you want.
Besides the findings, we can deliver a pedigree showing the relationships of the people concerned and a research journal with details of everything that was searched including those sources where nothing helpful was found.
All delivered findings are documented by copies of the sources, see samples here.