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#Sale on a #Luxembourg #genealogy must-have!

A history of Luxembourg settlement in the United States and an index to the Luxemburger Gazette.... Luxembourgers in the New World is a must-have for American researchers looking to trace their Luxembourg roots. Even better, it's currently on sale. Check out the offerings from the Luxembourg American Cultural Society at https://www.ebay.com/itm/Luxembourgers-in-the-New-World-Vol-1-2/282753737153?epid=5336722&hash=item41d56fa1c1%3Ag%3ABJIAAOSwUYNaHuJ9.

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What does “dimissiorales” mean?

Another stumper from the marriage card index... Do you know what "dimissiorales" means? It's actually a transcription error for "dimissorales," a German word. The English translation is a dimissorial letter, a letter given to someone by their local clergy to permit baptism, burial or marriage to be celebrated outside their native church. According to Wikipedia, this… Continue reading What does “dimissiorales” mean?

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What does “dictus” mean in #Luxembourg genealogy?

Nicolas Reutter married in 1717... as Nicolas Reutter dictus Mueller. What does "dictus" mean? There's a basic answer. The basic answer: the Latin word "dictus" translates as "called" or "known as." So, Nicolas Reutter was also called Nicolas Mueller. Of course, the question is why?  I don't have a good answer, but I can pose two… Continue reading What does “dictus” mean in #Luxembourg genealogy?

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New #Genealogy Resource: Central Index for #Luxembourg #Catholic #marriages

FamilySearch digitization does it again! Now online: a card index to pre-1800 Catholic Church records of marriages. Instead of having to go to the films for a specific town and then either hand search all the marriage records for a specific time period or hope that there's an index, you can now search an index of… Continue reading New #Genealogy Resource: Central Index for #Luxembourg #Catholic #marriages