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Those Places Thursday: Access the Minnesota State Census for Free

I'm currently trying to fill in some gaps in a client's family tree - and made a helpful discovery. If you want to your Luxembourg ancestor using the Minnesota state census, you don't have to pay for Ancestry. The Minnesota State Historical Society has made the enumerations accessible for free. To find out how to… Continue reading Those Places Thursday: Access the Minnesota State Census for Free

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Using probate files to fill in personal details: Those Places Thursday

Iowa probate files are now on Ancestry, providing  a goldmine of information for Luxembourg researchers. The area around St Donates was a popular settlement for Luxembourger families beginning around the time of the American Civil War. Many of the immigrant generation stayed local until their deaths... which means when their families filed for probate, you… Continue reading Using probate files to fill in personal details: Those Places Thursday

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How do I find the parish records I need?: Those Places Thursday

I know where the ancestor I'm researching was born, thanks to his marriage record... but I can't find the baptismal record, because the town isn't listed on FamilySearch's church record database. How do I find the right town? The FamilySearch database only lists parishes by communes, so to find the right town, I need to… Continue reading How do I find the parish records I need?: Those Places Thursday

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Enumerator’s Instructions from 1851 Luxembourg Census: Those Places Thursday

Memorial Legislatif et Administratif du Grande-Duché de Luxembourg, Année 1851 no. 1-96 (Luxembourg City : J. Lamort, n.d.), 829-833; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 22 May 2015). Translation by Bryna O'Sullivan.     General Administration of the Interior Decree concerning the population census of 31 December 1851 No 4211 – 511 of 1851 Luxembourg,… Continue reading Enumerator’s Instructions from 1851 Luxembourg Census: Those Places Thursday

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Those Places Thursday: 4 tips for working with obituaries in the Luxemburger Gazette

Who doesn't love digging up new information in the obituaries? But how do you handle the Luxemburger Gazette when you don't speak German? Tip 1: The obituaries are organized by place not name. To find an obituary quickly, make sure you to know where your ancestor died. Tip 2: The name is generally the first… Continue reading Those Places Thursday: 4 tips for working with obituaries in the Luxemburger Gazette