Resources for Tracing Your Danish Roots

The Genealogy & Education Center is located on Main Street in Elk Horn, Iowa, about one-half mile from the Museum of Danish America grounds. Staff and trained volunteers are available by appointment to assist with your genealogical needs.

Since the Museum of Danish America's Genealogy & Education 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 & Education 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 & Education Center is a member of the Iowa Library Services Southwest District.

Genealogical Inquiries:

Donations of books and family materials, tours and speaking engagements: contact us.

Genealogy Center

Genealogy & Education Center


Wednesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - Tuesday
New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
*Other times by advance appointment.


Directions Genealogy & Education Center
4210 Main Street
Elk Horn, IA 51531


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*Fees per hour for research services.