Project: Denmark

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Welcome to the Denmark Project

Thank you for joining the project. Our major aim is to add profiles of our Danish ancestors to the world family tree. For more information, join our forum discussions at DANISH

For details of the project and recommended resources please review the supporting page.


How to Join

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How do I help?

The project focuses primarily on the geographic areas within the Denmark portion of the Denmark-Norway union after the 1660 Treaty of Copenhagen up to the modern day.

We also contribute to the Euroaristo studies in earlier years Denmark history notably through Danish Nobility and the Scandinavian Nobility sub-project. If you are interested in this field please discuss with Doug Straiton. If there is sufficient interest we will raise this as a thread in the Google Group and possibly a sub-project to Denmark.

To join the project

Please drop a note to one of the Project Leads with your email and we will provide the Project badge to your profile and enlist you into the project google group.

So where do I start? If you hvae not already, please visit this page: supporting page.

The best place to start is with your own ancestors. Run over the profiles of your own, and connected profiles and see if you can improve them. Look to:

  • Important: Add the appropriate Sticker. We use two different Stickers one for those born in Denmark {{Danish Native}}, the other for those with Danish ancestors {{Danish Roots}}. This is important as these Stickers define the Sphere of Interest of the project.
  • Add dates if they are not there. If the dates are estimated please add the {{Estimated Date}} template. Research Note Box.
  • Add sources if they are not on the profile. Else add {{Unsourced|Denmark}}.
  • If you find other elements missing from the profile, such as a bio, please add the {{Denmark|Needs=Biography}}, {{Denmark|Needs=Footnotes}}, {{Denmark|Needs=PPP}} (Project Protection), {{Denmark|Needs=Sogn}}, as appropriate.
  • Check the LNAB. If it is not there see if you can find it. If you know it then please send a message to the PM, with a source, and they can change it. If you get no response, please message one of the Project Leads.
  • Use in-line citations where there are facts that are essential for family research - birth, marriages and children are key.
  • Build a bio that provides, at a minimum, enough information to ensure the profile does not get incorrectly merged.
  • Add Categories where you can. These are a useful tool to collect similar profiles into groups thus helping "cousins" find profiles.
  • Important: If you find a profile that you believe to be of significance to the project and warrants more detailed examination or attention from a group in the project please message one of the Leaders. They will adopt the profile on behalf of the project, add the "Project Box" {{Denmark}} and raise a note in the Google Group, if needed, for further examination. For contentious profiles the project may also "Protect" the profile.

Naming Convention

Because Denmark used a patronymic naming system for most of its history, families cannot be tracked through last names. Families are usually tracked through the sogne (parishes) where family members were baptized, confirmed, married, had their children baptized, and were buried. If you have information on any of these sogne, please add it to the biography and search for and add categories for these sogne to the profile. If there is no information about what church or sogne these events occurred in, please add {{Denmark|Needs=Sogn}}.

A major focus of the Denmark Project is to create categories and category pages for all the sogne (parishes) which existed in Denmark after 1536 so users will be able to find and assign the correct categories. We also need to create the higher level categories that will assist users in finding the sogn category they are looking for. See the Categorization section of this page below.

Another area where help is always in demand is in the Maintenance Categories. These are profiles that are in need of work because of missing items or require conflict resolution.

Where can I find resources to help me? Please have a look at our Resource page in the first instance.


If you are considering creating a Category related to Denmark, please review the guidelines on how to use Denmark categories.

If you are helping with the Denmark Project Categorization Subproject, the following pages will also be of help:

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