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!
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?
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”?
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?