Thanks to a reader for her help in finding these links! Although the Institut grand-ducal's website has been updated, previous versions of the site have been archived by The Wayback Machine. This includes a gazetteer that lists community names in German, French and Luxembourgish and their overarching municipality. It also includes The Pilgrim's Progress, an overview… Continue reading Lost #Luxembourg #resources made accessible through Wayback Machine
Some of the 1766 census enumeration microfilms - those requested by patrons recently - have been placed online... which means I'm getting the chance to poke around! Here's one interesting thing I've discovered: each individual location is documented. That means, if your ancestors weren't living in a village that fact will be recorded. Two families… Continue reading What have you found in the 1766 census?
Knowing a country's laws can be incredibly helpful for genealogy research. A law can tell us in what order a census was enumerated, who could have inherited, or what taxes your ancestor had to pay (and thus, what documents would have been created). ANLux has digitized records that should make your search easier. A small… Continue reading Looking for information on the laws of Luxembourg?
I always listen when someone tells me how much a source has revolutionized their family research... and so I loved hearing from one of the attendees at IGGC how much a familienbuch on LuxRacines had changed their research... What's a familienbuch? Also called livre de famille or family book, a familienbuch is a published genealogy.… Continue reading What’s a familienbuch?
Did you miss this past weekend's International Germanic Genealogy Conference? You may want to block off 2019 on your schedule now! It was three very busy days of learning about the Germanic world. We had sessions on reading German records, the history of various regions, the resources of the U.S. consulates and more! And for… Continue reading IGGC Conference Wrap Up!