Mappy Monday: Using Surname Maps to Locate your Luxembourg Ancestors

It’s always a frustration when working with immigrant ancestors. You know what country they came from but not the town – so forget finding records… unless…

you consider using surname mapping. Developed for DNA studies, a surname map identifies where people of a specific surname live. It can be helpful in determining what regions your ancestor might have come from. Keep in mind, a common surname doesn’t mean that two people are related.

And yes, there are surname mapping programs for Luxembourg. Unfortunately, the only program is limited to two regions and very few names. It’s also in German. However, if you don’t know where your Luxembourger ancestor came from, it’s still worth a try. It might give you a few ideas!

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About Bryna O'Sullivan

A Connecticut-based professional genealogist, I love working with beginners of all backgrounds. I also do specialty research in Connecticut and Luxembourg-American genealogy.
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