Who Can Connect Victor Borge, the Great Dane, to the Wikitree?

+7 votes
Borge Rosenbaum, AKA Victor Borge, was born in Denmark in 1909.  He came from a line of famous Danish musicians and emigrated to the US in 1940. He became a well-beloved pianist-comedian. Borge is not connected to the Wikitree.  The connection can probably be made through one of his two wives.

Who can connect Victor with the shortest path?
WikiTree profile: Victor Borge
in Genealogy Help by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (333k points)
I think I have him connected 21 steps from Henry VIII, through his wife Scraper then Hollon-Arnold.

But some of the connections look kinda sketchy. Will need to verify further.
That would be great! Hope you can nail down the connections.
All the connections I made are solid, of course! :-)

But there is no source for the parents of Blake Arnold which is the necessary connection to Henry VIII.  It is not my profile, so can't do much about it.  Several unsourced trees on ancestry and familysearch have the same parents with no source, how do they make this stuff up?
I found another connection 22 steps from Henry VIII through Hyatt Scraper's wife Lillawah Barnett.

2 Answers

+4 votes
There is a lot more that can be done on the Danish side.

I would suggest using Danish sources such as the Dansk Demografisk Database, http://ddd.dda.dk/ and Rigsarkivet https://www.sa.dk/da/ to find more information about the Rosenbaums. There are plenty of people here who will help with reading the Danish records if you run into difficulty.

Good luck!
by Madeleine Lee G2G3 (3.6k points)
0 votes

I've tried to expand Victor Borges tree on the danish side, and added quite a few people. I don't think the breakthrough is going to occur here though.

But I do have a candidate with potential. I've enclosed a few juicy leads, surely that should be sufficient to track him down.

Thorkild Casimir Darville went to New York in 1904 aboard the S.S. Finlandia sailing from Antwerpen on June 11th., to visit a friend, and apparently decided to stay.


1940 Census

Thorkild D D'Arrille

Age: 55, born abt 1885

Birthplace: Denmark

5420 Rutland Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Thorkild Clarence Darville.

Birth. 17 Jul 1884 Denmark.

Residence. 1942 Richmond, Virginia


U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958


Name: Thorkild Cassimer Moses Joseft Darville


Marriage: 1918 - Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Date: 24. okt. 1918

Groom: Thorkeld C Darille

Bride: Volberg Winkel

Licens #: 15147

by Lars Hachmann G2G4 (4.5k points)
edited by Lars Hachmann
Victor is showing as connected now.

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