(Denmark- West Indies) Archives Opens Digitized Records from When Denmark was Colonial Power in West Indies #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Danish Archives has opened its online access to all digitized records
from when Denmark was a colonial power in the Danish West Indies-today known
as the US Virgin Islands. Denmark founded the colony in 1672 until it sold
the islands to the United States in 1917. To read more about the Danish
history of the colony see: https://www.virgin-islands-history.org/en/

There are 5 million image files >from the Danish West Indies across databases
in their national archives. There are tips to learn about the records to
facilitate your searching the records which is recommended to read before
searching. To access the search tips and to search the records see:
https://www.virgin-islands-history.org/en/search-the-records/

One interesting item was the Jewish Congregation, >from the 1880 census in
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter for
informing us about this collection.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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