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Newsletter May 2016
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Newsletter May 2016
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Working together on genealogy for the future

The Genealogy Center for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
and for the neighboring regions in Belgium and Germany

now with 1,319,820 records
1,143,887 birth records and 54,449 death records
435,084 birth records (38.04%) linked through 121,484 marriage records.

Our May 2016 newsletter with the following topics: (our newsletters of the last 12 months)
-, the best Genealogy website of Luxembourg
- Births 1797-1923 City of Esch-sur-Alzette
- Marriages 1840-1889 City of Luxembourg
- Baptims/births 1637-1923 City of Echternach
- Finished data input during the month of April 2016
- Be a luxroots associate!
- Freddy JUCHEM died on April 2nd
- luxroots in the press
- Genealogy in the Province of Liège (Belgium) and especially in the German-speaking part of Belgium
- Genealogy in the Province of Luxembourg (Belgium)
- Genealogy in the Eifel region
- The Luxembourg Nationality
- Need help?
- Further events; exhibitions, information meetings
- luxroots-calendar about the genealogy meetings and events

Dear subscribers, dear visitors of our websites, dear friends

If you want to establish as complete a genealogy as possible, there is one good address for your family research in Luxembourg today: As part of this cross-border and non-profit project, full details of over 121,000 marriages and over 1,130,000 births are at your disposal on our website. By comparison, a competing website (private) provides 84,000 marriages (with known marriage place) and 239,000 people (with known birthplace).
Today, you check on the Internet all records of the Civil (~ 1795-1923) and parish registers (~1600-~1815) of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as well as the notary records 1621-1821 and the 1843-1900 censuses without going to archives or libraries. Follow
this link.
Do not mislead you by fanciful figures of 2,500,000 people as indicated by a private genealogist. In Luxembourg, there are only birth and/or baptism records for some 1,150,000 people born in Luxembourg between ~1600-1923. Do tend to trust the volunteers of our non-profit association.

Together, we can do better. Help us build the largest genealogy database of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the neighboring regions. More and more subscribers use luxroots as their genealogy center by adding recent members of their family. If your ancestors were born and married in Luxembourg, then luxroots can display your pedigree chart up to 7 generations (1800-2015) within one week. Check the pedigree charts of Christiane, Hortense, Paulette and Serge. Do the same, we will support you!
If you are not yet among the luxroots subscribers,
join them now!

A huge thank you to our associates Marie-Josée and Richard OSTER-RASQUIN, who entered within a year the details of 24,324 birth records of the city of Esch-sur-Alzette. The most common family names are: KAYSER(283), WAGNER(224), SCHMIT(219), SCHMITZ, MULLER, WEBER, PAULUS, BOCK, STOFFEL, CLAUS, WELTER, RIES, SCHNEIDER, HOFFMANN, WAGENER, PEPORTé, STEFFEN, BECKER, KERSCH(101), ...

A big thank you to Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS for entering details of 5,651 marriages 1840-1889 of the city of Luxembourg, and this also within one year. Our details of a marriage record looks like this: (click to enlarge)

Until 1870, Echternach was the second most populated city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Agnès and Armand SERRES-HEINEN and foremost Ramona and Marcel LINCK-GAMBUCCI entered during the last years details of 28,456 baptisms and births of Echternach namely 15,530 baptisms 1637-1797 and 12,926 births 1797-1923. The parish once included the following villages: Irrel, Osweiler, Ferschweiler, Steinheim, Ernzen, Minden, Menningen, Bech, Prümzurlay and Lauterborn.
The 1840-1923 marriages have already been entered by Myriam WEIS-Ziewers and Ramona currently works on the block of marriages before 1840.

During the month of April 2016, the associates finished the following data input:
739 births 1895-1923 of the municipality of
Bous by Fernand TREMUTH
4,466 births 1797-1869 of the City of
Esch-sur-Alzette by Marie-Josée and Richard OSTER-RASQUIN
3,219 births 1797-1915 of the former municipality of
Leidenborn by Aloyse JODOCY
4,897 births 1797-1912 of the former municipality of
Nobressart by Josette TOMPERS
506 marriages 1840-1923 of the municipality of
Biwer by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS
785 marriages 1797-1839 of the City of
Diekirch by Christiane KRIER-PETERS
1,097 marriages 1880-1889 of the City of
Luxembourg by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS
166 marriages 1809-1839 of the former municipality of
Perlé by Ferd KOEUNE
678 marriages 1840-1923 of the municipality of
Remerschen by Lydie EHLERINGER
148 marriages 1798-1839 of the municipality of
Vichten by Georges EICHER
2,022 deaths 1870-1923 of the former municipality of
Heiderscheid by Robert EVERLING
Which associate is currently working on what ?
Christian BINZ, Herresbach-Amel (Belgium) has joined the team of the luxroots associates and has already entered more than 700 births of the municipality of Amel.

If you are able to analyze records of civil registers or even of parish registers, and you want to be part of a dynamic team of volunteers as part of the cross-border and non-profit project, please contact us!
You do not need to go to townships or to archives. luxroots makes available to its associates the pictures of the records of a certain township/parish free of charge which they plan to analyze and enter the details in the luxroots-database.
Do not hesitate to participate in this great puzzle of genealogy of Luxembourg by analyzing and capturing the details of the records of your preferred township or parish. Check our inventory of records of townships/parishes
to be analyzed soon or other available documents.

Further events
May 24th, 2016, Tuesday, at 7pm, Centre Nic Braun in Hesperange, luxroots monthy meeting
June 3rd, 2016, Friday, from 2 to 5pm at the RBS in Itzig, information booth within the
'72 Stonnen Benevolat'

Luxembourg American Cultural Society has published an article on our project. in the Luxembourg American Gazette Spring edition.
article (in German) has been published in the 2016/1 edition of the De Cliärrwer Kanton. Be a member of this association!

We have the sad duty to announce the death of our friend and longtime subscriber, Mr Freddy JUCHEM from Huttange who died April 2nd, 2016 after a long and painful illness. We share the grief of his family and we offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his wife, his children and his sister Triny.

Our next newsletter will be sent on May 26th, 2016.

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