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Newsletter November 2016
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Newsletter November 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 1,407,889 records
1,202,201 birth records and 58,193 death records
529,387 birth records (44.03%) linked through 147,495 marriage records.

Our November 2016 newsletter with the following topics: (our newsletters of the last 12 months)
- asbl 2015-2016
- asbl 2015-2016
- Genealogy Days of Luxembourg and the Greater Region
- Be a luxroots associate!
- Finished data input during the month of October 2016
- myluxroots transactions
- Names in the 'Rheinprovinz' and BeNeLux
- Viichter Geschichtsfrënd
- 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

As of September 30th, 2016, luxroots has closed the 2015-2016 year of its two associations. asbl, as responsible association of the luxroots projects, just completed a great year primarily due to the diligent commitment of our associates, to the support by the press and the financial support of its subscribers. Below are some key figures::

The luxroots team participated in 10 exhibitions. 9 genealogy courses were given to 115 participants.
The financial situation of the association is healthy, and therefore we have now ordered a development of a new website as well as of all our applications of the luxroots projects. (
some pics of the meeting of associates taken by our associtate Armand GILLEN).

If today, we talk about Luxembourg genealogy, we think luxroots.
Therefore, let us build together the genealogy tree of Luxembourg! luxroots is the genealogical association in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg whose associates do not work on personal databases, but enter data online directly to the non-profit luxroots-database.
That's why working together makes us so powerful. 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.

AGO asbl 2016
With 919 members as per September 30th, 2016, asbl is the largest genealogical association of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Next to 11 meetings and conferences organized monthly in the Centre Nicolas Braun in Hesperange with 237 participants, the club organized a conference on former jobs at the mill of Beckerich. 35 members participated at the bus tour for visiting the Basilica of Avioth and the Abbey of Orval on July 20th, 2016. Following the reports, a check of 1,125 euros (from our luxroots Charity program) was given to the association ALAN represented by its president and treasurer. The assembly and the evening ended with a small reception. Get a view of the pictures of this event taken by our associate Armand GILLEN.
ALAN is a non-profit association of public utility. Since its creation in 1998, the association supports people with rare diseases and provides services for them and their families. and have organized the genealogical days of Luxembourg and the Greater Region in Hesperange during the weekend of October 8th and 9th, 2016. This event was a great success with 20 new subscribers. We already booked the place for the weekend of September 30th and October 1st in 2017. Check our Flashback to see pictures of the latest events!

Today, more than 5,100 visitors from around the world are registered on 850 of these visitors support the luxroots projects! If you are not yet among these people, join them now!

Learn more about genealogy in general and the luxroots projects in particular at our information booths & meetings:
Christmas Meeting of asbl
Saturday, December 17th, 2016 between 1 and 6pm
in the Thillenvogtei museum in Rindschleiden
(Visit the bustling museum, guided tour of the church, catering with musician ... detailed program will follow.)
Only members can register
through this link.
(Maximum 80 people, first come, first served.)

During the month of October 2016, the associates finished the following data input:
2,862 births 1820-1839 of the city of
Arlon by Joël SCHMIT
3,124 births 1797-1839 of the city of
Remich by Lydie EHLERINGER
2,272 baptisms 1685-1797 of the parish of
Waldbillig by Ramona and Marcel LINCK-GAMBUCCI

420 marriages 1730-1797 of the parish of
Beaufort by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS
176 marriages 1739-1797 of the parish of
Bigonville by Ferd KOEUNE
296 marriages 1675-77, 1708-11,29-64,78-1789 of the parish of
Brandenbourg by Christiane KRIER-PETERS
25 marriages 1779-1793 of the parish of
Dunckrodt by Georges EICHER
154 marriages 1703-1795 of the parish of
Goesdorf by Georges EICHER
268 marriages 1721-1726, 1768-1797 of the parish of
Pintsch by Georges EICHER
44 marriages 1779-1798 of the parish of
Surré by Georges EICHER
73 marriages 1779-1793 of the parish of
Wallendorf by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS

91 marriages 1800-1823 of the former municipality of
Berbourg by Nico WEIS
1,357 marriages 1840-1922 of the municipality of
Kehlen by Mariette BORSCHETTE-BISSEN
435 marriages 1840-1914 of the former municipality of
Mettendorf by Armand SERRES-HEINEN
750 marriages 1840-1912 of the former municipality of
Nobressart by Josette TOMPERS
537 marriages 1840-1923 of the municipality of
Schuttrange by Lydie EHLERINGER
407 marriages 1840-1912 of the former municipality of
Thiaumont by Josette TOMPERS
Which associate is currently working on what ?

2 new volunteers joined our team and entered already more than 500 births:
Suzette JANS, Brouch, with the births of Differdange
André PIERRE, Colpach, with the births of Nives (Vaux-sur-Sûre)

The 'Viichter Geschichtsfrënd nbr 14' has just been published.

Cardamina has published the book on the names used in the 'Rheinprovinz' and BeNeLux, established by our subscriber Peter LÖNNENDONCKER.

Fausto GARDINI is presenting his new book ESCAPE FROM LUXEMBOURG, 1933-1940 on November 16th, 2016at 7:30pm in Ettelbruck (3, Rue de la Synagogue). info+

Through the myluxroots transactions, more than 180 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 may 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.

Our next newsletter will be sent on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016.

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