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
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…
As anyone doing Luxembourg-American research knows, The Luxemburger Gazette is a must-review resource. Its detailed articles can trace births, deaths, marriages, and even travel... and help bring families back to Luxembourg. So, as a Luxembourg researcher, I'm thrilled to discover FamilySearch has begun to digitized its microfilm of the Gazette. The collection is currently about 2/3rds complete,… Continue reading Big news for #Luxembourg-American #genealogy researchers! The Luxemburger Gazette has been partially digitized @FamilySearch!
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!
Cathy Meder-Dempsey had a recent post on why you need to be familiar with house names when tracing your Luxembourg family. (Hint, they may take the place of a surname...) Her fantastic post, which includes an example of when house names were used, left wondering one thing: where can you find a house name? Here… Continue reading Where can you find a “house name”?