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Luxembourg Church Records, 1601-1948
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Record Description
Record Type: Church Records
Collection years: 1601-1948
Languages: French, German
Title in the Language: Luxembourg, registres paroissiaux, 1601-1948 (French), Luxemburg, Kirchenbücher 1601-1948 (German)
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What Is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of images of Roman Catholic Church records including baptismal records, marriage records, and burial records. Most of the items in the collection predate 1800.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in either French and German. For help with these languages, see the following pages:

Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptismal

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Birth date of child
  • Name and gender of child
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Names of parents
  • Names of grandparents
  • Names of godparents

Marriage

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Previous marital status (this could be “previously unmarried” or be “widow” or “widower.”
  • Their residences and ages
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of the witnesses and their relationship to the bride and groom

Burial

  • Date and place of burial
  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Names of their parents (if unmarried) or name of the spouse
  • Names of witnesses and with their relationship to the deceased

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  • Name of the person
  • Year range for the record

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

  • Copy down all the information from the record image. Additional details about a person or event were sometimes recorded in record margins; make sure to look at the entire image to find all the information you can
  • Save or print a copy of the image for future reference
  • Cite the image; see below for help citing records in this collection
  • Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives. Note that family members often appear on an individual's vital records, such as in the role of witnesses to a marriage

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

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  • Check for variants of given names and surnames. For much of the period of this collection, spelling was not standardized; pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation. A person might also have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
  • Vary the search terms. For example, either expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible matches
  • Search the records of nearby areas. While a person in this period rarely lived more than 20 miles from their place of birth, moves within this range were common

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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