Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post. If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
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I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Danish Emigration Database

If you have Danish roots, this site could be a helpful place to start.

According to the web site information, there were a number of scandals prior to 1868 in which unsuspecting emigrants were conned by Danish emigration agents. So the Danish parliament passed regulations that year requiring the Copenhagen Chief of Police to approve and monitor all emigration agents in Denmark. Subsequently, he was also required to authorize all overseas tickets made out in Denmark. The information from each ticket was copied down in ledgers, and thus became the Copenhagen Police Records of Emigrants. A total of 90 thick volumes were compiled but are difficult to use.
In 1990 the Danish Emigration Archives began compiling a database including all the information provided in the police records for all Danish emigrants. Currently the database contains records for 394,000 persons who emigrated from May 24, 1868, to December 1908.
Source: The Provincial Archives of Sealand, Copenhagen Police Records of Emigrants 1868-1940: no. 21-58 Direct emigrants; 198-248 Indirect emigrants; 59-196 Ships sailings with passenger lists.
Be sure to read the FAQ on the site for more insight into the database and how to do an effective search.
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