This is a short introduction to Danish genealogy.
All of the most important source materials needed to trace your family history in Denmark: parish records (births, deaths etc.), census lists etc. are available online, and for free.
On this website you can find a good general introduction to some of things, you need to know:
The most important online resource for genealogical research in Denmark is the website of the Danish State Archives, because it is here you will find the original parish records, census lists and more. There is a guide in English and German on the website:
Another resource of importance is the "Danish Demographic Database", where a large part of the Danish census lists have been registered in a searchable online database. Here on this website you can find a guide to this database and how you search for your ancestors and relatives in the censuses:
The plan is that all the information from the Danish census lists (1787-1930) will be included here in the future. So far (2014) all information from the censuses 1787, 1801, 1834, 1840, 1845, 1850 and 1880 have been included in the database.
An American genealogist, Aurelia Clemons, has over the years extracted an impressive amount of information from Danish probate records. This can be found here:
If you need help with the Danish records, for example if you need to have something translated, there is an internet forum, where Danish genealogists offer to help with translation and the search for your ancestors or relatives in Denmark. Please remember to read the guide in the forum, before you post:
Find your Danish roots