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Newsletter August 2016
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Newsletter August 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 1,363,983 records
1,174,994 birth records and 56,033 death records
480,450 birth records (40.89%) linked through 132,956 marriage records.

Our August 2016 newsletter with the following topics: (our newsletters of the last 12 months)
- Be a luxroots associate!
- Finished data input during the month of July 2016
- luxroots tour
- myluxroots transactions
- 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

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new law on Luxembourg nationality entered into force on 1 January 2009.
2. Case of a person with a grandparent who had Luxembourg nationality by origin (article 29)
The law of 23 October 2008 on Luxembourg nationality has introduced a new case of re-acquisition, the application of which is limited in time.
A person can re-acquire Luxembourg nationality provided:
- he or she has a male or female ancestor, who possessed Luxembourg nationality on the date of 1 January 1900; and
- he or she is the descendant in a paternal or maternal line of said grandparent.
The interested party can trace back each generation in the paternal or maternal line to establish whether he or she is the descendant of a Luxembourg grandparent on the date of 1 January 1900.
The declaration of re-acquisition must be made before a civil registrar by 31 December 2018 at the latest.
The conditions to be met, the required documents, the procedure to be followed and the appeal procedures are identical to those foreseen in the above-mentioned case of re-acquisition.
One additional document is required, namely a certificate issued by the Ministry of Justice, Office in Charge of Luxembourg Nationality (Service de l'indigénat) testifying that the claimant had a grandparent of Luxembourg nationality on the date of 1 January 1900, of whom he or she is a descendant in a paternal or maternal line.
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Find your Luxembourgish ancestor with the help of luxroots to recover this dual Luxembourgish Nationality.
If you are not yet among the luxroots subscribers,
join them now!

35 persons participated on our tour to Avioth-Orval-Neufchâteau. Take a look at the pictures taken by our associate Armand GILLEN. Thank you Armand..

Through the myluxroots transactions, more than 150 subscribers and associates have already entered their recent family members to luxroots linking them to the ancestors already entered earlier by our volunteers. A subscriber recently added three members of his family in our database and received in return a pedigree chart with over 100 ancestors (7 generations), and this in 5 minutes, not to mention the ability to create lists of descendants of these ancestors instantly. In Luxembourg, you will find nothing comparable to our project and for this reason, please help us to assemble the large Grand Duchy of Luxembourg genealogy puzzle and the neighboring regions. Check the pedigree charts of Christiane, Hortense, Paulette and Serge. Do the same, we will support you!
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.

Learn more about genealogy in general and the luxroots projects in particular at our information booths & meetings:

Please participate also at the Marche Gourmande (Walking Dinner) in Hoffelt, Sunday, September 25th

During the month of July 2016, the associates finished the following data input:
993 births 1895-1923 of the municipality of
Dalheim by Myriam PULTZ
2,382 births 1890-1923 dof the City of
Grevenmacher by John SCHMIT
237 births 1799-1812 of the former municipality of
Wallendorf by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS
1,311 baptisms 1686-1815 of the parish of
Berbourg by Nico WEIS
344 baptisms 1779-1793 of the parish of
Wallendorf by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS
91 marriages 1797-1823 of the former municipality of
Eppeldorf by Christiane KRIER-PETERS
68 marriages 1824-1839 of the former municipality of
Ermsdorf by Christiane KRIER-PETERS
231 marriages 1797-1839 of the former municipality of
Medernach by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS and Robert FABER
841 marriages 1840-1923 of the municipality of
Sandweiler by Lydie EHLERINGER
29 marriages 1800-1823 of the former municipality of
Stegen by Christiane KRIER-PETERS
933 marriages 1840-1923 of the municipality of
Steinsel by Georges FELTZ
48 marriages 1800-1814 of the former municipality of
Wallendorf by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS
Which associate is currently working on what ?

Maria Barbara LINKELS died at the age of 103 yearsin Ameldingen (in the ROEDER house) on 13 Germinal XIII (April 3rd, 1805). What could have been the secret of respectable age? (Provided by our partner Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS, who worked on the records of the former municipality of Wallendorf.)

Take you 15 minutes to follow this demo-video (in French) about the Belgian State Archives and their website!.

Be a volunteer of the non-profit association, and help us build together the family tree of Luxembourg. In less than 5 years, is able to establish pedigree charts or lists of offsprings up to 13 generations (~1600 to 2020 period) for every person born, married or died in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and even in border areas online and within seconds.
Join a team of over 50 volunteers who have engaged in meaningful and informative work, that is useful for the future. Genealogy has never been easier than today!
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.

We wish you a beautiful summer vacation 2016!

Our next newsletter will be sent on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016.

Genealogy Days
of Luxembourg and the Greater Region
under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and the municipality of Hesperange
with the participation of genealogical clubs from the Greater Region
on the weekend of October, 8-9th 2016
at the Centre Nicolas Braun in Hesperange
Saturday from 14 to 21pm, Sunday from 10am to 5pm
Free entrance. Aperitif offered. Discount of 10 euros on our publications (max. 50%).

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