Scandinavian Genealogical Research Center
Native Danish Researcher w. 30+ years experience in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish Genealogical Research
I am a native Dane now living in Utah. I have done Scandinavian (Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Icelandic) research for clients for the last 24 years, and have a great working knowledge of records available from these 5 countries.
I obtained accreditation in Danish research through the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1982 and in Swedish research in 1986. The accreditation program was discontinued by the Family History Library in 2000, but is now done by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen), and I am on their list of Accredited Genealogists.
I have traveled and done research for clients on location in many archives throughout Denmark, from the small local archive through the Regional Archives and to the National Archives in Copenhagen.
I have previously been employed by the Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and worked in the Scandinavian Reference Area of the Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City for several years. I then transferred from the Reference Unit into the Collection Development Unit of the Family History Library and worked there for another couple of years helping to identify records, which needed to be obtained either by micro-filming or by purchase to develop the Scandinavian/European collection.
I have traveled throughout the State of Utah as well as out of state and done seminars on Danish and Swedish research.
I have located obscure records in Denmark and compiled and published books with some of this little known material and thereby made it available to the greater public.