For over 30 years, Ancestry the leader in family history and consumer genomics, has helped people around the world connect to their past and learn more about who they are and where they come from. Ancestry has more than 20 billion digitised records – the world’s largest online collection of family history records – giving people an unparalleled insight into their family story at both a local and global level. Since 2018 Ancestry has worked with the Danish National Archives (Rigsarkivet) to digitize a number of national collections including church book records and censuses and make them searchable for academic and research purposes. To date indexes of approximately 18 million vital events recorded in the church books have been created, including over 40 million names.