Have you ever wondered what the community your ancestor lived in might have looked like in 1766? How much land was there to farm? What was grown? Entitled "Dénombrements des feux, aides et subsides 1473-1806," the new online collection includes tax records from the 1473-1806 period, including the 1767 Cadastral records. The Cadastral records, which constitute most… Continue reading Tax records: Another #Luxembourg #genealogy resource just went online!
We were hunting a Luxembourg City notary, so we went hunting for the repertoire... and found an entry we'd like to follow up further... Wenceslas Wenger, a notary of Luxembourg City, records that, in Acte 12, he recorded the sale of land by Pierre Berker and Matthias Diringer. If the records weren't online, you'd have… Continue reading You have the notary; you’ve reviewed the repertoire… Now what?
You've done the work... You've found the notary. Now do you have to go through all his records by hand to find your ancestor's? Nope. Look for something called a répertoire. The Archives of Yvelines France has an excellent explanation you can read here. Don't read French? To summarize, the répertoire is a book (or… Continue reading You found the notary. Now what?
Most Luxembourg researchers I know haven't used notarial records. Why? They don't know what notarial records are. (If you fall into that category, read the blog post here.) They don't know where to look for the collection of notarial records they need. They don't know how to find the documents they need within the record… Continue reading Navigating notarial records… The beginning
I've had this question come up a few times lately... "I know my ancestor's last name, but I can't find any records. Why?" The simple answer: you might be spelling it wrong - or more accurately in the wrong language! Keep in mind, Luxembourg alternates between using French, German, and Latin in its historic records.… Continue reading Why can’t I find records for my Luxembourg family when I know how their name is spelled?