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Did you know @FamilySearch has a request process for digitizing film?

Are you just waiting for the record you need to come online? Did you know you can request it happen a little sooner? Per FamilySearch, go to the catalog and locate the film title and number for up to five films. Then contact them, and request that they be digitized. Theoretically, this should move them a little… Continue reading Did you know @FamilySearch has a request process for digitizing film?

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Insight into an Archives: the Archdiocese of Luxembourg

Contrary to what has been suggested in some Luxembourg genealogy publications, church records don't end in 1817 - nor do they cover just births, deaths, and marriages. Rather, the Archives of the Archdiocese of Luxembourg keeps a rich collection of church records, letters and more. Even better, they write about their holdings. Their newsletters are… Continue reading Insight into an Archives: the Archdiocese of Luxembourg

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Upcoming Webinar: Luxembourg Genealogy: the Basics

Have you dreamed of taking a Luxembourg genealogy course from home? The dream has come true... On December 1st, I'll be presenting an overview of Luxembourg resources for the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research. This is your chance to get comfortable with American resources, notarial records, civil registration, and more. Launch your journey into Luxembourg genealogy!… Continue reading Upcoming Webinar: Luxembourg Genealogy: the Basics

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Lost #Luxembourg #resources made accessible through Wayback Machine

Thanks to a reader for her help in finding these links! Although the Institut grand-ducal's website has been updated, previous versions of the site have been archived by The Wayback Machine.  This includes a gazetteer that lists community names in German, French and Luxembourgish and their overarching municipality. It also includes The Pilgrim's Progress, an overview… Continue reading Lost #Luxembourg #resources made accessible through Wayback Machine

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Struggling with reading documents? Here’s a helpful #genealogy #translation guide…

Since Luxembourg has three languages of record, chances are high that you'll eventually run into a language you don't read. While you're unlikely to be able to figure out every word without help, a translation guide might help you read enough of the record to be sure it's the one you want and has the… Continue reading Struggling with reading documents? Here’s a helpful #genealogy #translation guide…