The Danish National Archives provides a number of Internet services that make it possible to search for your ancestors online.
The Danish National Archives digitises Parish Registers and Population Censuses in order to make them Internet accessible. The digitisation project is accomplished primarily through scanning microfiches and microfilms.
The Parish Registers and Population Censuses will be displayed as pictures of the original records. These pictures demonstrate that many records have been negatively affected by poor storage conditions, poor ink quality and general wear-and-tear – a state of affairs that is unfortunately irremediable. No registers have been compiled in which it is possible to conduct a search by name, occupation, address etc.
Almost all Danish Parish Registers completed prior to 1950 have already been launched. Within the coming years Parish Registers completed before 1960 will be uploaded to the internet database.
Daisy – online catalogue
Daisy is the online catalogue of The Danish National Archives.
In Daisy you can search for information about the creators of our Archive series (authorities, companies, private individuals, etc.) as well as searching through the Archives series itself. An increasing portion of the documents held by the Danish State Archives are recorded in Daisy. Once the records have been registered in Daisy, you can use Daisy to search for them. If the records are scanned, you can see them online. If the records are not scanned, you can order them for use in the reading room.
Search in Daisy (in Danish)
Danish Demographic Database
The Danish Demographic Database (DDD) is the obvious choice if you wish to search for your ancestors online via The Danish National Archives.
The Danish Demographic Database provides a number of different sources in which to search.
To obtain positive results you will need some basic information to be used as search criteria. Obviously, results will appear only for people whose information has thus far been entered into the database; however, records are continually being added to the databases, primarily with help from volunteers.