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Denmark and Danish Ancestry

This group is for anyone interested in Danish ancestry.

Members: 93
Latest Activity: Mar 5, 2017

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Looking for descendants of Lars Peter Rasmussen 3 Replies

Started by Tania Hadlow. Last reply by Slægtens Historie Jun 2, 2013.

Slagelse area research 2 Replies

Started by Logan Wright. Last reply by Slægtens Historie Mar 21, 2011.

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Comment by Larry Bowles on July 26, 2009 at 3:34pm
Molly: This would be a place to ask questions. Several of us have been to Denmark or were born there. Part of my family has a farm outside of Aalborg in an area called Klarup. We are in touch almost every other day via skype.
Comment by Sheryl Lindbeck-Whisenhunt on July 26, 2009 at 12:29pm
Well, I had to pull up my RootsMagic so I get my facts straight while explaining. My father, grandfather and greatgrandfather were all named Peter/Peder Lindbeck/Lindbaek. My grandfather was born 1842 in Heissager, Haderslev, Denmark and died in 1930 in Denmark, actual location unknown at this time. My 2nd Greatgrandfather was Ingvard Jorgensen, born 30 Dec 1806, Tjaereborg, Skast, Ribe, Denmark. My 3rd greatgrandfather was Jorgen Ingvardsen, also from Tjaereborg, My 4th greatgranfather was Ingvard Hansen from Vilslev, Ribe, Denmark and died in Sonder Gording. My 5th greatgrandfater was Hans Ingvardsen and that is al the further back I have gone so far. Probably more info than you wanted, but I got started and couldn't stop.
Sheryl Lindbeck-Whisenhunt
Comment by Molly Rose Hildebrand on July 25, 2009 at 10:38pm
Hi, I just joined Genealogywise a couple of days ago and now have been searching through the groups to find ones relevant for me. When I saw this one I had to join. One of my great-grandfathers emigrated from Denmark to the US in 1892 according to one of the US censuses. In America his name was James Nelson, but in Denmark his name was Jens Nielsen and he was born in Grinsted, Hammer, Kaer, Aalborg, Denmark on June 4, 1864. Through a Danish website I have been able to search through parish records and some census records and have found his parents names. Some of the information I have uncovered has created a few more questions. Would this be the place to ask some of those questions? Thanks.
Comment by Michael Jon Curtis on July 22, 2009 at 5:24pm
Just found this site and don't know my way around yet. My father's Maternal father and mother came from Denmark. Peder Christian Andersen and Larcena Tingsgaard came over in 1863. He was from Gabs, Avlum, Ringkobing and she was from Holstebro, Ringkobing, Denmark. I was given about 2 generations back but have not proved any of it....
Comment by Rebecca Kenton Pyle on July 21, 2009 at 10:19am
My great-grandfather was Peter Andrew Boisen. He was born in 1864 in Mellerup (Bjolderup Parish), Sonderjylland. I sure hope I got that part right - it's the Mellerup that's not far from the German border. He was the son of Hans & Magdalena Petersen Boisen. He came to the US (he followed his half-brother Hjeronimus) in 1881 to avoid serving in the German army. He settled in Champaign Co., OH. As I write this, I'm looking at his big wooden sea chest that I inherited.
Comment by Finn S Hansen on July 9, 2009 at 10:39pm
Debbie J.
I have a few websites that I can share too, I just need a little quite time. I can speak and read Danish, so I may be able to help in that area.

Finn
Comment by Finn S Hansen on July 8, 2009 at 3:21pm
I have been helping a lady in Australia trying to find an ancestor that was in the Danish Army, 1790-1830. Can anyone give me some guidance on how units were organized? The man was a doctor. How did doctors fit into the military organization?
 

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