Project: Denmark

Categories: Denmark Project | Denmark Projects | Pre-1700 Projects

Welcome to the Denmark Sub-Project, Part of the Nordic Project


How to Join

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The mission of this sub-project is to provide expertise in Danish genealogy and to add, refine, enhance and manage profiles that the PMs deem relevant to Denmark.

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 work with other Projects such as the Medieval Project, Scotland Project, Ireland Project and England Project for profiles that fall within the period between 1200 and 1500 in Denmark's history notably through Danish Nobility.


  • To build and organize resources for Danish researchers, such as categories, naming style guidance, historical guides, lists of useful sources and other resources.
  • To monitor, improve and maintain profiles that are managed by the Denmark sub-project.

How to help

The best place to start is with your own ancestors. Can you improve them by adding more sources and writing biographies? Have you checked your Suggestion Report lately?

The following list provides suggestions on how to improve profiles;

  • Stickers: Add one of our two stickers to help us identify the profiles as being within our project's Sphere of Interest.
    • Copy the following into the biography of profiles of those born in Denmark: {{Danish Native}}.
    • Copy the following into the biography of profiles of those with Danish ancestors: {{Danish Roots}}.
  • Dates:
    • Add sourced birth and death dates if they are not there.
    • Add estimated dates where there are no dates and no sources to support specific dates. Please add the {{Estimated Date}} template when estimating dates. See Research Note Box.
  • Sources:
    • Add sources to profiles when you can. Use in-line citations to support specific facts in the biography, especially for facts that are essential for family research - birth, marriages and children are key.
    • Add {{Unsourced|Denmark}} to the following profiles.
      • Profiles with no sources
      • Profiles with only references to unsourced trees such as Ancestry Family Trees, Geni profiles, and Geneanet
  • Maintenance Categories: If you find other elements missing from the profile, such as a bio, please add the appropriate one of the following categories
    • [[Category: Denmark Project Needs Biography]]
    • [[Category: Denmark Project Needs Footnotes]] (This one is used for profiles which have facts and sources, but inline references (sometimes called footnotes) are needed to show which sources support which specific facts.)
  • Biographies: Build a bio that provides, at a minimum, enough information to ensure the profile does not get incorrectly merged.
  • Last Name at Birth: 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. Please consult Danish Naming Conventions and Related Wikitree Name Field Guidelines as Danish naming laws and customs are complex and not a good match for Wikitree name fields.
  • 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 on G2G, if needed, for further examination. For contentious profiles the project may also "Protect" the profile.

Where can I find resources to help me?

Please have a look at our Resource page in the first instance. If you don't find help there, post a question on G2G with the tag "Danish." Project Denmark has many generous members who love to collaborate.

Danish alphabet

Please use the correct letters when writing Danish names. If your keyboard does not support some of these letters, please type these characters by using a combination of the [Alt] key and one of the following numbers: æ = 230, Æ= 198, ø= 248, Ø= 216, å = 229, and Å = 197 or simply copypaste them from the list below.

Capital letters
Lower case letters
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z æ ø å

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