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What does “dimissiorales” mean?

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?

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What does “dictus” mean in #Luxembourg genealogy?

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?


New #Genealogy Resource: Central Index for #Luxembourg #Catholic #marriages

FamilySearch digitization does it again! Now online: a card index to pre-1800 Catholic Church records of marriages. Instead of having to go to the films for a specific town and then either hand search all the marriage records for a specific time period or hope that there's an index, you can now search an index of… Continue reading New #Genealogy Resource: Central Index for #Luxembourg #Catholic #marriages


Did you know @FamilySearch has a request process for digitizing film?

Are you just waiting for the record you need to come online? Did you know you can request it happen a little sooner? Per FamilySearch, go to the catalog and locate the film title and number for up to five films. Then contact them, and request that they be digitized. Theoretically, this should move them a little… Continue reading Did you know @FamilySearch has a request process for digitizing film?