Friday, February 10, 2006

The Danish Emigration Archives

The Danish Emigration Archives has an online database of 394,000 emigrants who left Denmark between 1869 and 1908. Abstracted info includes name, age, last residence, name of ship, and destination. Many records include the emigrant's place of birth. With the amount of information given, identifying an emigrant with an immigrant in, say, the Ellis Island database should be an easy task. If you find one relative, try searching again using only their contract (ticket) number and registration date—you may find other family members.

One warning: If your search generates 12,000 results, all 12,000 will appear on the results page.