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of genealogical interest Tidbits and updates for those in the throes of genealogy

 The Genealogy Center is now on CyndisList! We are located in the ‘Denmark’ section under Museums and Libraries and Newspapers.  A 2014 listing of the 100 most popular genealogical websites may be found in a recent posting of the online journal www.Genealogyintime.com.  Images from Bethany Cemetery in Audubon County, Iowa, are now viewable on the Iowa GenWeb Iowa Gravestone Photo Project, found at http://iowagravestones.org/ cemetery_list.php?CID=5&cNa me=Bethany+Lutheran  Danish military conscription district rolls (lægdsruller) are linked to parishs and are presently not online, although many have been microfilmed by the LDS church and are available on loan. A large but useful PDF document which provides information on the military and naval conscription district numbers affiliated with each parish may be found at https://www.sa.dk/ media%284843,1030%29/ L%C3%A6gdsruller,_ sognefortegnelse.pdf.

 Information on over 13,000 Danish sea-captains and first mates (styrmænd) who passed navigation exams held by the Copenhagen seaman’s guild between 1707 and 1839 may be found at www.skippere. dk. There is also information on some 4000 ships and over 10,000 destinations of these ships. Information varies for each entry but information about individuals such as place of birth, age, residence, citizenship and date of examination may prove useful.  Did you know that many Danish institutions had their own church books? The Horsens Museum has an interesting page on the tugthus (jail) that opened in the town in 1853 as an adjunct to the Viborg jail. For the following four decades the jail maintained its own church books, images of which may be found on Arkivalieronline under Skanderborg County > Horsens Tugthus.

 Don’t forget that searchable images of major DanishAmerican newspapers, The Danish Pioneer (Omaha & Elmwood Park, IL), Bien (California), Dannevirke (Cedar Falls), and Danskeren (Blair, NE) are now online via the museum webpage. These are useful sources to search for obituaries (dødsfald or nekrologer are key Danish terms) and other information on people or localities of interest. To access, go to Online Media, click on The Digital Library of Danish American Newspapers and Journals and follow the instructions.  Digital images of Church and Life may also be searched now at http://archives.grandview. edu/jsp/RcWebBrowse.jsp.  A collection of searchable Minneapolis city directories from 1859-1917 may be found at http://box2.nmtvault.com/ Hennepin2/.

Resources compiled by Michele McNabb

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