The State Archives

The Danish State Archives collects and stores historic sources and makes them available to the public.

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Sensational find of Hans Christian Andersen's first tale

Taellelyset_105Lovers of Hans Christian Andersen in Denmark, China, Japan and other parts of the world can look forward to reading a hitherto unknown tale by the great storyteller.

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Search for your ancestors online

ArkivalieronlineThe State Archives provides a number of services on the Internet that makes it possible to search for your ancestors online.

Online services

Denmarks largest project in heritage crowdsourcing turns 20

DDD_teaser_105Since 1992 the Danish State Archives has been the proud host of Danish Demographical Database, which is Denmark's oldest and largest crowdsourcing initiative among museums and archives. And it is still running!

The Danish Demographical Database turns 20