Resources for Tracing Your Danish Roots

The Genealogy Center is located on Main Street in Elk Horn, Iowa, about one-half mile from the Museum of Danish America grounds. A full-time Librarian Manager and trained volunteers are available to assist with your genealogical needs.

Since the Museum of Danish America's Genealogy Center (formerly known as the Family History & Genealogy Center) opened in 1996, the center has assisted many individuals in finding links to their Danish immigrant past and has located lost relatives for both Danish and American researchers.

A significant collection of family history resources and background materials relating to Danish immigrants, settlements and institutions can be found at the Genealogy Center. Assistance is available for both novice genealogists and experienced family historians who need help with Danish research. 

Translation and research services are offered. The Genealogy Center is a member of the Iowa Library Services Southwest District and is an affiliate library for microfilm and microfiche materials available through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Genealogical Inquiries:



Donations of books and family materials, tours and speaking engagements: contact Library Manager Michele McNabb

Genealogy Center

Genealogy Center


Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays during Winter Hours (November 1st - April 30th)
New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
*Other times by advance appointment.


Directions Genealogy Center
4210 Main Street, PO Box 249
Elk Horn, IA 51531


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