Thursday, October 9, 2014
Brick by Brick
Three days of scanning through Family Law cases on the Statens Arkiver and I've finally found something!
I looked at adoption registers, and gave up. I looked at more census documents (than I can possibly say) and gave up. Then I started looking at the name registers for Child Support payments and at 5:00 p.m. last night, I hit paydirt!
This is a child support document with Kevin's Great-grandmother's name on it. The time is right, the dates are good and even the location of the Stiftelse workhouse and the Almendelig hospital matches that of his grandfather's birth information from 8 years earlier.
I now have a father for Gerda. Woo hoo!
If there are any Danish folks out there who wish to translate and give me more information, I'd be glad to accept it. My Danish friend, Lisbeth, on Facebook has been of great assistance, but as she says, you really need an older Dane to work it out.
It looks like the father was compelled to pay up!
I'm so excited that I'm shaking! (It could be the coffee.)
I'll be back when I find more details. Wish me luck!