Tuesday’s Tip: Luxembourg Newspapers now online

Bernard Hingtgen was part of a sponsored emigration movement from Luxembourg to the US. It’s not in any record. But it is in the local newspaper.

Newspapers provide the details about our ancestors’ lives that might be missing from other records: who did they visit with, what holidays did they celebrate, what was their school like? Unfortunately they can be very difficult to access from a distance, as most are only available in paper copy or occasionally, on microfilm.

Digitization is starting to change that. The National Library of Luxembourg has made a number of major newspapers accessible through the website eluxemburgensia. They can be browsed by date, browsed by newspaper or accessed through a keyword search. Just on that one search, I discovered the above gem in Hingtgen history. What will you find?

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