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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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Tuesday’s tip: North Dakota marriages

Researching a Luxembourg ancestor who settled in North Dakota most got a little easier, thanks to a FamilySearch update. For the first time, North Dakota marriage records are accessible in one place online.  A quick search for one of the individuals I’m researching … Continue reading

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Which Anna is my Anna? Tuesday’s Tip

You might be a Luxembourger genealogist when… you hear complaints about how someone’s ancestors gave a second child the same name after the first one died and start laughing, because your ancestor gave two living children the same name. Yup, … Continue reading

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