Danish West Indies Genealogy Research

  • March 06, 2021
  • 2:00 PM (UTC-04:00)
  • Virtual Event - U.S. Virgin Islands

DANISH NATIONAL ARCHIVES - TIPS AND TRICKS FOR DANISH WEST INDIES GENEALOGY RESEARCH

March 6, 2021, 2pm (AST) “Danish National Archives, Tips and Tricks for Danish West Indies Genealogy Research” with Dante Beretta. The Danish National Archives (Rigsarkivet) has the largest collection of historic documents related to the Danish West Indies, now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Some 5 million records were digitized and uploaded in 2017 for the 100th anniversary of the transfer of the islands from Denmark to the U.S.  This free online resource is a must for anyone researching family history going back 100 years or more in these islands. Yet, for many, it remains underutilized. Join us for a workshop where we will explore the Rigsarkivet West Indies collection in detail, focusing on records useful in genealogy research of the islands prior to 1917. We’ll share tips and tricks on how to be more effective in discovering your family story in these valuable documents.


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St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands - Friends of Denmark

February 2021 "Hej Hej" Newsletter

Caribbean Genealogy Library Website

St Croix Friends of Denmark Website


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