I have traced my family history back to Byrum and would love to visit the island.... can you/or do you know of anybody that would know anything about the island? how to get there?where to stay (prefer cheaper hostel,b&b etc)? or any body who i could help me find my long lost family!!
Just want to walk in my fore fathers foot steps learn about my family history!!
Any help greatly appreciated
Læsø is definately worth a visit. One of the more special islands of denmark. I'm shure that to go there you would have to take a ferry from Frederikshavn wich can be reached by train from every major city in denmark. haven't been there my self, but in Denmark Læsø is primarily knowned for its salt (by the way far the best salt i ever tried :D) and for its houses thick seaweed roofs. Historicaly the men on læsø was sailors and work in the fields where considered women's area. if you are interested in danish geneology you might check out these websites:
www.arkivalieronline.dk (a database of all churchbooks and censuses from the 17th century until 1892)
www.ddd.dda.dk (a database with very easy acces to censuses and accounts of immigration until 1921)
www.dis-danmark.dk (a forum where you can ask other about geneology and help. there's also a forum for foreigners searching relatives in Denmark.
hope it's usefull