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Black Sheep Sunday: Finding your Imprisoned Ancestor #genealogy

Ever wondered if your Luxembourg ancestors were in the military – or in prison? The Luxembourg census may be able to help!

It’s a little known part of the enumerator’s instructions. The census enumerator was required to share the whereabouts of everyone in the household, even if they weren’t living there. This can be a helpful way to determine where your ancestor was and what your ancestor was doing – and point you towards new sources to illustrate their history.

Check out this gem, detailing the fact that one family member was in prison in Luxembourg City.



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