Here you can read about the population in the colony. The texts focus on the demographic development through the colonial era and on how significant events in the lives of individual people were recorded, such as births, marriages and funerals.
The population trend in the Danish West Indies, 1672-1917
The composition of the population in the Danish West Indies changed a great deal through the colonial era. The trend in the population reveals some of the fundamental problems that characterized the colony, with respect to the excess mortality in the enslaved population, the growing number of free coloreds and the differences between St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.Read more
Life in the colony – according to the Christian congregations’ reports
There were a number of Christian congregations in the Danish colony in the West Indies. Today their reports about births, confirmations, marriages and deaths are an important source for knowledge about the inhabitants and life in the colony.Read more