If you missed out, the 2017 International German Genealogy Partnership conference was a great opportunity for Luxembourg researchers. I was lucky enough to get to speak on how to trace your family backwards from the United States to Luxembourg and on how to use Luxembourg's civil registration (vital records to us Americans!). Plus we got… Continue reading Just announced: a #genealogy conference for #Luxembourg research… and more!
A history of Luxembourg settlement in the United States and an index to the Luxemburger Gazette.... Luxembourgers in the New World is a must-have for American researchers looking to trace their Luxembourg roots. Even better, it's currently on sale. Check out the offerings from the Luxembourg American Cultural Society at https://www.ebay.com/itm/Luxembourgers-in-the-New-World-Vol-1-2/282753737153?epid=5336722&hash=item41d56fa1c1%3Ag%3ABJIAAOSwUYNaHuJ9.
Another stumper from the marriage card index... Do you know what "dimissiorales" means? It's actually a transcription error for "dimissorales," a German word. The English translation is a dimissorial letter, a letter given to someone by their local clergy to permit baptism, burial or marriage to be celebrated outside their native church. According to Wikipedia, this… Continue reading What does “dimissiorales” mean?
Don't read Latin? You can still gain some valuable information from the marriage card index. In most cases, the card lists the bride and groom, their date and place of marriage, their residences, and their parents. It can also list other details about their lives, such as their parents' marital status. Of course, this information… Continue reading
Nicolas Reutter married in 1717... as Nicolas Reutter dictus Mueller. What does "dictus" mean? There's a basic answer. The basic answer: the Latin word "dictus" translates as "called" or "known as." So, Nicolas Reutter was also called Nicolas Mueller. Of course, the question is why? I don't have a good answer, but I can pose two… Continue reading What does “dictus” mean in #Luxembourg genealogy?