In 2017 it is 100 years ago Denmark sold the Danish West Indies to the USA. With the support of the A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation for General Purposes and the Danish Ministry of Culture, the Danish National Archives has commemorated the centennial by presenting the original records and the history of the colonial period. The Danish National Archives’ digitization project “The Danish West Indies – Sources of history” lasted four years and here you can learn more about the structure of this website, the scanning of the archival material, which records from the colony is held at the Danish National Archives and elsewhere, and about volunteers working to transcribe the records and make them searchable.