Did you know Luxembourg sponsors an equivalent to Google Maps? Called Geoportal Luxembourg, this map database allows you to look at a variety of different locations using topographical maps, aerial photos, and more.
Why do you care?
- It allows you to visualize what your ancestor’s home town might have looked like. Luxembourg has had extensive growth in the last few decades, so you’ll have to imagine it with a few fewer buildings – but you can still get an idea.
- Topographical maps can tell you more about your ancestor’s occupation. See a large hill where your ancestor once lived? Likely they had to plan for that when they farmed.
- It can allow you identify towns where they might have travelled. Not finding an ancestor’s record in a town? You’ll be able to identify and check surrounding towns.