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My latest weird experience on the Danish Statens Arkiver:

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Another Strange Discovery in the Online Statens Arkiver
Ah, Slangerup! How many times have I wandered your streets in my imagination? I have traversed the byways and entered the church doors, looking for Gerda's mother, her parents and her twin brothers, and I have found some of them. I often return to the kirke...

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Manifest Destiny
I'm a bit tired of the Danes, if I'm honest.  I've seen thousands of names, dates, streets and locations over the past few weeks and I really needed a break. Of course, just because I am tired of my husband's father's side of the family, does not mean that ...

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Rattling Skeletons
original images manipulated by Kat Mortensen It's interesting, all the little secrets that can be revealed when one is doing a genealogy search.  From watching such programs as "Who Do You Think You Are" and "Finding Your Roots", and even "Heir Hunters", it...

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Dead Again
As I mentioned earlier, I had a huge breakthrough last week with the case of the missing Gerda. After much intensive searching through the Statens Arkiver's Family Law documents. I found a reference in a child support register to Gerda's mother, with paymen...

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The Hands of Time
Photo snipped by Kat Mortensen 10/10/14 While searching through the indexed online archives of Denmark, I happened upon this more recent contribution to the effort. I'd love to know who belongs to this hand and when the photocopy was taken. Funny the things...

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Brick by Brick
Three days of scanning through Family Law cases on the Statens Arkiver and I've finally found something! I looked at adoption registers, and gave up.  I looked at more census documents (than I can possibly say) and gave up. Then I started looking at the nam...

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What I know so far ...
The Mortensens: circa 1940 (my husband's father is the boy in front on the left)  Gerda is the pretty young woman on the far right. I got interested in genealogy, shortly after my father passed away six years ago. He came from a family of twelve, out of Nor...

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Over and over again.
Bet you've heard this song before...

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My dad, William Henry Davison, (known as "Harry") b. 1927, d. 2008 , on the church steps in Belfast with his mum, Cissie Davison and siblings: Rosaline Josephine (Josie) b. 1926, d. 2012 Michael Aloysius (Mick)   b. 1929, d.o.d. yet to be determined Robert ...
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