Danish Emigration Archives, Danish ancestry, Danish-American societies
At the beginning of 1999, The Danish Emigration Archives in cooperation with the Royal Danish Consulate General in Chicago undertook a preliminary investigation of Danish emigrants and their descendants in Chicago and Racine, both of them cities that have attracted large numbers of Danes over a long period of time. According to the 1990 federal census, 1,634,669 Americans claim Danish ancestry. Of these, 70,586 reside in Illinois and 80,791 in Wisconsin. The goal was to obtain a picture of the Danish-American societies in the two selected communities by distributing an extensive questionnaire followed up by personal interviews with selected individuals among the respondents.
Larsen, Birgit Flemming
"Impressions of Danishness in Chicago and Racine: Selected Results From a Questionnaire,"
The Bridge: Vol. 24
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol24/iss1/8