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Civil Registration and Indexes (enregistrement civil, état civil)[edit | edit source]

Time period[edit | edit source]

1797-present. Official civil registration was introduced in the Grand Duchy by a French decree in 1797. At that time the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was a part of France under the name of "Departement des Forêts."

Contents[edit | edit source]

Birth records:
name of child
date of birth
names and ages of parents.
Marriage records:
date and place of marriage
birth dates or ages and birthplaces of bride and groom
names of parents.
Death records:
place of death
date of death
parents' names.
Index: Every 10 years tables décennales (decennial tables) are made, in which births, marriages, and deaths are arranged in alphabetical order by date.

How to Obtain Copies of the Records[edit | edit source]

Documents are written twice in the original. One copy remains in the municipality; there are 126 municipal offices in Luxembourg. The second is sent to the appropriate tribunal in Luxembourg City or in Diekirch. The indexes are preserved in the Public Records Office of Luxembourg and run from 1797 to 1952 inclusive.

FamilySearch Historical Collection[edit | edit source][edit | edit source]

Writing for the Record[edit | edit source]

Local “Commune” (City Hall)[edit | edit source]

Civil registration offices of the municipality where the birth, marriage, or death took place keep one copy of the record. This is important for records more recent than 1941.
Address the envelope to:

Monsieur l'officier de l'état-civil
Mairie de (Town)
(Postal code) (Town)

Requests should be written in French. You can successfully write in French using this French Letter Writing Guide.

Additional Possible Locations of Certificates[edit | edit source]

Administration Communale[edit | edit source]
Administration Communale
Hôtel de Ville – Ville de Luxembourg
42 Place Guillaume
L-2090 Luxembourg
Tel.: (011) (352) 47 96-1
Hours: Monday to Friday 08:00am to 5:00pm (M-F)
The Bierger Center[edit | edit source]
26a, bd Royal L-2449
L-2090 Luxembourg
Tel: +(352) 4796 2200
Fax: +(352) 26 2709 99
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm (M-F)
Archives of Luxembourg (Archives de Nationales Luxembourg)[edit | edit source]

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