Five tips for your search

Getting started with your search, learn how the records are organized and the information they contain.

How to find a person

Get an overview on how to use files with personal data to find information about a specific person.

How to find a place

Use the detailed sources regarding ownership to find information on living conditions among the population, properties, family circumstances, etc.

Find sources about slavery

Information about enslaved individuals and slavery occur in almost all records from that time. Here is a guide to the most important source groups.

Find sources about colonial power

Gain insight into the areas in which the Danish colonial power controlled life in the Danish West Indies – in court, at the barracks and the hospital and at school.

Find sources about trade and shipping

The groups of sources on trade and shipping provides information on the voyages, which businesses that existed in town and the products which were bought and sold and to whom.