Tag Archives: Those Places Thursday

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Those Places Thursday: Where is my ancestor’s hometown?

So you know where your ancestor was married, but there’s no birth record in that town? What do you do next? It’s time to check surrounding towns, which requires a map. Finding a Luxembourg map can be challenging, but you … Continue reading

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Those Places Thursday: Railroad Postcards

Did a railroad run through your ancestor’s village? Rail.lu, a Luxembourg based site for train enthusiasts, can help  envision the trains as they would have them through a series of postcards. They don’t have every town, but they do have enough to get … Continue reading

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