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Lost #Luxembourg #resources made accessible through Wayback Machine

Thanks to a reader for her help in finding these links! Although the Institut grand-ducal's website has been updated, previous versions of the site have been archived by The Wayback Machine.  This includes a gazetteer that lists community names in German, French and Luxembourgish and their overarching municipality. It also includes The Pilgrim's Progress, an overview… Continue reading Lost #Luxembourg #resources made accessible through Wayback Machine

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Struggling with reading documents? Here’s a helpful #genealogy #translation guide…

Since Luxembourg has three languages of record, chances are high that you'll eventually run into a language you don't read. While you're unlikely to be able to figure out every word without help, a translation guide might help you read enough of the record to be sure it's the one you want and has the… Continue reading Struggling with reading documents? Here’s a helpful #genealogy #translation guide…

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Big news for #Luxembourg-American #genealogy researchers! The Luxemburger Gazette has been partially digitized @FamilySearch!

As anyone doing Luxembourg-American research knows, The Luxemburger Gazette is a must-review resource. Its detailed articles can trace births, deaths, marriages, and even travel... and help bring families back to Luxembourg. So, as a Luxembourg researcher, I'm thrilled to discover FamilySearch has begun to digitized its microfilm of the Gazette. The collection is currently about 2/3rds complete,… Continue reading Big news for #Luxembourg-American #genealogy researchers! The Luxemburger Gazette has been partially digitized @FamilySearch!

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Tax records: Another #Luxembourg #genealogy resource just went online!

Have you ever wondered what the community your ancestor lived in might have looked like in 1766? How much land was there to farm? What was grown? Entitled "Dénombrements des feux, aides et subsides 1473-1806," the new online collection includes tax records from the 1473-1806 period, including the 1767 Cadastral records. The Cadastral records, which constitute most… Continue reading Tax records: Another #Luxembourg #genealogy resource just went online!

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What have you found in the 1766 census?

Some of the 1766 census enumeration microfilms - those requested by patrons recently - have been placed online... which means I'm getting the chance to poke around! Here's one interesting thing I've discovered: each individual location is documented. That means, if your ancestors weren't living in a village that fact will be recorded.  Two families… Continue reading What have you found in the 1766 census?