Lene Dræby Kottal, CG
- Business Name
- Lene Kottal Professional Genealogy
- Non-Research Specialties
- Research Specialties
- Court Records
- Emigration & Immigration
- Land Records
- Neighborhood Reconstruction
- Scandinavian American
- Research Countries
- Research Time Periods
- 17th Century
- 18th Century
- 19th Century
- 20th Century
- 21st Century
Area of Expertise and Experience
Lene Dræby Kottal's geographic area of expertise is Denmark. She is a native Dane living in Odense, Denmark, within a short distance of one of the departments of the Danish National Archives.
Lene Dræby Kottal's educational background and experience as a genealogist:
- 28 years of researching my own family.
- 10 years as a professional genealogist.
- Alumna of the GenProof study group program in 2021.
- Alumna of the ProGen study group program in 2023.
In May 2022, Lene Dræby Kottal received the credential Certified Genealogist® (https://bcgcertification.org/directory/kottal-lene-draeby-cg).
For all her projects - small or large - Lene Dræby Kottal strives to meet the standards recommended by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
In addition to the most commonly used records such as census, church, probate, and immigration records, Lene Dræby Kottal has extensive experience with using the following records:
- Military records, including military levying rolls and muster records, which are not only useful for revealing the military endeavors of your male ancestors, but are also useful for determining birthplaces of persons who emigrated from Denmark and of persons who moved within Denmark.
- Land and real property records, including maps. In many cases, it is possible to determine today's address of a place where an ancestor lived and whether the house or farm still exists.
- Local government records, including paternity suits.
- Estate records, including tax, tenancy, and land records which can help identify ancestors even beyond the 1700s.
- Records from the Danish Chancellery (Danske Kancelli) which include appointments of officials and pleas to the King from inhabitants all over Denmark.
- Records from the Holmen military shipyard which employed many inhabitants of Copenhagen.
More Info and Blog about Danish Genealogy
Check out Lene Dræby Kottal's website for more information, her current rates, and to book a Zoom meeting to discuss the procedure and possibilities relating to your research project. No project is the same, so communication about the known information and your wishes is important to ensure a satisfactory result.
In addition to complete research, Lene Dræby Kottal offer research consultancy to those who would like to do most of the research themselves, but need help with finding the records or translating passages or entire records.
Lene Dræby Kottal has a blog about Danish genealogy, which you might want to follow to get free tips and ideas for your own research.
Another way of receiving updates from Lene Dræby Kottal is by following her on social media.
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Information in Danish
If you are Danish, you might prefer to visit Lene Dræby Kottal's Danish website for information about her services, terms, and fees: https://slaegtshistoriker.dk
- English, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
- The Danish National Archives.
Local and city archives throughout Denmark.