"It was easy to trace my ancestors" Ole Moustgaard, Denmark

Ole Moustgaard probably has the largest family tree in Denmark. Family has always meant a great deal to him. Now that only one of his four siblings is still alive, he is hard at work exploring the family’s rich past and preserving it on the massive tree he has built on MyHeritage.

When Ole began his family history journey, he only had access to parish records, which he could access by going to a physical archive. It was a long, slow process. He began to look for faster alternatives and found MyHeritage, where he was quickly able to trace his ancestors in a direct line back to the 1400s.

Ole comes from a long line of farmers, and he is proud of the discoveries he has made about his family. His biggest takeaway? You must learn from the past to understand your future. And Ole has been able to learn quite a lot, now that he has built a family tree with over 100,000 people.

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  • Alexander junge holt

    January 17, 2017

    Hej Ole jeg hedder Alexander junge Holt og jeg er tosset med slægt forskning den anden dag sad jeg med din kusine som du nok kender der hedder Karen hun er min mormor hun fortalte en masse og til sidst nåde jeg frem til at jeg var i slægt led med en russisk zar det hed kongerne i det gamle Rusland nu når min mormor er din kusine kan det være har nogle af de samme personer i vores træer ???

  • Janet Thompson

    November 24, 2017

    Really pleased for these people.
    I am trying to discover who my paternal great grandfather was or at least, the family he came from. I know a few possibilities and where they came from. My father’s brother is still alive at 94 but being female, I cannot see a point in having the test myself. Could testing either of us, move me forward in my quest? Thank you. Janet M Gell Thompson
    Main surname contenders : Charles William Gant of Ashby N Lincs UK and Winn family of Appleby N Lincs and W Yorks. (Wakefield) but in Elizabethan Times they were N Welsh, from Gwyddyr, if that’s how it’s spelt. Any help gratefully received. GT