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The National Archives of Denmark, Statens Arkiver-Rigsarkivet, is the primary archive of Denmark.
The Risarkivet has thousands of online collections for genealogy and family history research with millions of digitized records.
They have an online records search engine called Daisy.
Select “Caribbean” and search collections from there
Below is a list of the Caribbean collection sets with direct links to individual collections. Individual collections may have hundreds of sub-collections.
Census (Caribbean) includes name, age, sex, religion, family, place of birth, also church records & births and deaths
Defense (Caribbean) – St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John
Foreign Administration (Caribbean) correspondence and dealings between Danish West Indies and other foreign governments (1700s to early 1900s)
Gold Coast (Caribbean) present-day Ghana, this colony was linked administratively to the Dutch West Indies (slave trade)
Health (Caribbean) mid-1700s to early 1900s, all types of records related to health care and health care providers in the Danish West Indies (St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, etc)
Maps and drawings (Caribbean) (maps of each Danish Colony in the Caribbean, India, and Nicobar Islands)
Schools (Caribbean) Records about the school system in the Danish West Indies (St. Croix, etc)
Shipping (Caribbean) late-1600s to late 1800s, records on shipping and trading in Danish West Indies & Danish East Indies, ship records, inventories, many types of records, with names of ships, islands visited (St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, etc)
Slaves (Caribbean) mid-1700s to mid-1800s, this collection contains records about slave legislation, how slavery was managed, slave conditions, its focus is not individual slaves but includes some mention of individual slaves
Social conditions (Caribbean) late 1700s-early 1900s, social services in the Danish West Indies including assistance to the poor, welfare, pensions, work conditions, etc
Switching Administration (Caribbean), (a deceased person’s belongings and heirs) Read more about Switches
Transaction (Caribbean) accounts & records from Danish trading companies