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Church Record Sunday: 5 Hints for Navigating Luxembourg’s Church Records

My client project has crossed back into the eighteenth century – and I’m spending time delving into church records.

Here are five hints to make your search a little easier:

  1. Most records are in Latin.
  2. Most parishes have underlined the last name of the person described in the record. In some cases, both the last name and child’s first name will be underlined.
  3. The use record will generally begin with “die” to indicate date.
  4. 8bre means October; 9bre means November.
  5. If you’re looking for baptismal records, look for the word “filia” (to indicate girl) or “filius” (boy).

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