Tuesday’s Tip: Using the Decennial Tables

Barbara Margane is a mystery. Outside of her daughter’s marriage record and her husband’s death record, I know nothing about her. So I’ve been reading decennial tables.


Luxembourg communities compiled ten year indexes of births, marriages and deaths. if you use the FamilySearch civil registration, they’re often the last roll of microfilm on the list.  If you know where someone might have been born, married, or died, you can find the exact date and use that to find the record. No luck finding Barbara as of yet.

But in the process, I was reminded of something. If you’re looking for a marriage, be sure to search by husband’s name. The wife’s name is included only in the husband’s listing.


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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