Luxembourg Census Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Luxembourg Census Records, 1843-1900
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Record Description
Record Type: Census Records
Collection years: 1843-1900
Languages: German, French
Title in the Language: Luxemburg, Volkszählungen
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What Is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains images of the Luxembourg censuses which were taken approximately every three years for the years 1843 to 1900. The records include all household members, places, names, ages (sometimes a full birth date), professions, genders, and marital statuses. Sometimes they also show nationalities, religions, places of birth, and family positions. The text is in French or German.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.


Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

For help reading the records see the following wiki articles:

Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Luxembourg, Census Records, 1843-1900.

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Census

  • Names
  • Ages (sometimes a full birth date)
  • Places
  • Gender
  • Marital Status
  • Occupation
  • Place and year of birth
  • Names of all family members
  • Nationality
  • Religions
  • Birthplaces
  • Family position

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching, it is best to know the following:

  • Name of the person
  • Town where they lived

As you search, look for a record which matches this information.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

  1. Go to the Browse Page for the collection
  2. Click on the correct Municipality link
  3. Click on the correct Year (Roll Number) link to open the image viewer
  4. Use the onscreen controls to move between record images as you look for a match

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Copy down all the information from the image. Some useful information might be written in the margins of the record
  • Cite the record. See below for assistance in citing this collection
  • Use the information what you have found to find more. For instance, use the estimated age given in a marriage or burial record to calculate an approximate year of birth, if it is not known

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, Now What?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names along with nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies may have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Luxembourg.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.