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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 may be in luck if your ancestors lived on the German border. Atlas des Deutschen… Continue reading Those Places Thursday: Where is my ancestor’s hometown?

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Those Places Thursday: the North Dakota Territorial Census Index

So you've traced your Luxembourg ancestor's family to Canada - but how did they get there? Most Luxembourg families initially settled in the area of Dubuque, Iowa. To get to Canada, they would have had to cross the northern Midwest... In fact the most direct route to the homestead lands was through the Dakotas - often… Continue reading Those Places Thursday: the North Dakota Territorial Census Index

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Those Places Thursday: Tracing your Luxembourg ancestor’s path – and your history – through his relatives…

An Luxembourger ancestor bounced from the Luxembourg center of Iowa, north to North Dakota, east  to Minnesota, back to North Dakota, and then north to Saskatchewan... What happened?????????? Apparently, he decided to have an interesting life, just to give me something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving! Or more likely, he was moving to be closer to… Continue reading Those Places Thursday: Tracing your Luxembourg ancestor’s path – and your history – through his relatives…

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Those Places Thursday: Luxembourg’s Complex History…

Even after years of researching Luxembourg's history, I still can't tell you which countries controlled Luxembourg when. And that's hugely important, as the controlling countries have Luxembourg's records for the period. However, the German Genealogical Society offers a page that can help. Their Luxembourg profile holds a short history of the country, online resources (beware… Continue reading Those Places Thursday: Luxembourg’s Complex History…