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Those Places Thursday: Finding your Ancestor’s Parish

Researching a Luxembourg family before 1800? You’ll need to be looking at church records. While they’ve been digitized and are on FamilySearch, they still provide a stumbling block for someone with only a commune name. Why?  Because there can be three churches in a commune – or none.

The parish finder on the Archdiocesan website can help. Click on the commune name to get the name of parishes. Keep in mind, this is the current list. Plan to ask the parishes about older parish organization if you can’t find the records you need.


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