Want to “see” your Luxembourg ancestor’s town?

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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Happy hunting!


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