Project: Denmark

Categories: Denmark Project | Denmark Projects

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

The current Leaders of the project are Doug Straiton and another leader is needed. The Project Coordinator is Mary Jensen.

  1. Answer our G2G post with your interests and to receive a badge.
  2. Add danish to your G2G tag feed.
  3. If you wish, ask Mary Jensen to have your name added to the Google Groups forum for Denmark.
  4. Check out the To-Do list below to find something to help us work on, and add yourself (or ask one of us to) to that task

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.

So where do I start? 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:

  • Add dates if they are not there. If the dates are estimated please add the {{Estimated Date}} 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}} {{Denmark|Needs=Sogn}}(Project Protection), 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.
  • 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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