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Missing details on your ancestor? Check civil registrations!

I just finished reading a record that provided fantastic details on who was in a military detachment, what they did and even their spouses. It’s the kind of document any military historian would dream of having – except Luxembourg’s military … Continue reading

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Exciting News: French Civil Registration in the Indexing Process

Have you not been able to find your ancestor’s birth, death or marriage certificate, because you’re not sure where the event took place? Wishing the records could be computer searched? FamilySearch just made that wish one step closer to becoming … Continue reading

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Want to learn more? Chat session opportunity!

Hi all! I’ve had a number of requests for chances to learn more about Luxembourg genealogy, so I’ve decided to try something new. This Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 7 pm Eastern, I’m going to be running a free half hour … Continue reading

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Translation Tip: What is this word?

The second word is annee (forgive the missing accent)… But what’s the first? 6 eme.  Sixth. How do I know? Eme is the equivalent of the English, th. It usually follows dates.

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Tuesday’s tip: take a second look at your ancestry DNA results

Ancestry DNA has jut added a new feature, called Genetic Communities. Based on DNA and family trees, it allows you to view the path your ancestor might have taken from Europe to the United States… And one of those communities … Continue reading

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What happened to Susan Hingtgen?

Daughter of Luxembourgers Jean Hingtgen and Anne Marie Reuter, Susan appears on the 1870 census as born in 1864. Unfortunately, that’s the only time she appears. So what happened to Susan Hingtgen? My usual starting point for hints, Luxembourg American Families … Continue reading

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Ready for a conference about German – and Luxembourg – genealogy?

There’s one coming up next July. Join me for two sessions on Luxembourg at the International Germanic Genealogy Conference in Minneapolis. We’ll be discussing civil registration and the basics of Luxembourg-American genealogy. You can register here.

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