Greenland Genealogy

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Guide to Greenland ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Greenland is an island autonomous country within the Danish Realm in the Atlantic Ocean whose nearest neighbors are Canada and Iceland. The official language is Greenlandic (Kalaallisut).[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Greenland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Greenland research.

Greenland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Greenland research.

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Greenland.


Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Greenland. Municipalities:

  • Kujalleq
  • Qaasuitsup
  • Qeqqata
  • Sermersooq

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Ethnic Groups

Online Resources


  1. Wikipedia contributors, “Greenland,” in ‘’Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,’’, accessed 29 April 2016.