last names, genealogy

Last Names

By Roccie Hill The Origin of Last Names If you have ever had to search on a genealogical website for someone with only one name (as with many historic tribal cultures), you will know that giving people first and last names was a huge step forward.  Last names, or surnames/family names, are universal today, but…


Danish Genealogy Part 3: Provincial Archives, Emigration Lists, Police Index and More

By Charlotte Andersen Provincial Archive In Denmark, we have more than 500 provincial archives and they store pictures, letters and other records from a precise area. Most of the provincial archives have a webpage, where you can see a couple of the records they have, but the provincial archives throughout Denmark have also joined together…


Danish Genealogy Part 2: Censuses and Records from the National Archives

By Charlotte Andersen Census Lists Censuses have been held in Denmark at various intervals. The first census was held in 1787, and thereafter in 1801, 1834, 1840, 1845, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1901, 1911, 1916, 1921, 1925, 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960 and 1970. Hereafter a national CPR-register (Civil Registration System) made the census…