Getting started

My Danish Roots

The Firm

My Danish Roots is a genealogist research company based in Denmark; taking on a variety of tasks and clients. It was established 2013 after many years of studying and working with genealogy as a hobby. 


Originally, it was a one-man firm. Due to many great clients and tasks we are two committed genealogists today.

The process

1 When I know the information you already have, I do a preliminary search; no obligation. The purpose is to see how easy or hard it is to get the search started. The outcome makes it easier for you to decide if you want to go on


2 I outline a search after we have made an agreement of a limited number of hours; whatever you are comfortable with


During the work I keep you informed about the progress or the search. You can terminate the agreement at any time during the process and an unused portion will be returned


You decide if you want and need to extend the search when you know the result of the previous search 

The collaboration

Hiring a professional genealogist in for instance Denmark is a matter of confidence. Because it is not really possible to have a relationship of trust before the first job is well done you should read other clients' feedback


I find it highly important for me to be very transparent; both as to how I work and what kind of firm My Danish Roots is. Just as important is that you are in control of the task you assigned to me during the whole process.

Danish heritage

I offer to help you with all kind of Danish genealogy research; and to tailor it to your needs and do on your terms as I am confident that you can benefit from my long experience and local knowledge. 

Non-Danish genealogists are faced with quite a few challenges. The old Danish language is even more difficult to understand than today's. The practise of how Danish family names were composed is confusing and finding ancestors or descendants in Denmark is often very difficult because many immigrants Anglicized or shortened their christen and/or family names. Finally, it is very easy to mix all the Danish parishes, districts and counties up; also because they were changed from time to time. 

All findings are substantiated by copies of the sources and if you want me to, I translate and transcript the records which often produces the extra information that gives your family tree flesh and blood. 

I am a member of Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and National Genealogical Society and follow of course their Code of Ethics and Standards and Guidelines. I only charge for my net working hours and do not add any other costs at all.

I shall give any enquiry my strictest attention. Feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries. 


 Smørum, 30 December, 2017