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Newsletter June 2017
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Newsletter June 2017
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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 1,540,884 records
1,285,884 birth records and 73,059 death records
640,888 birth records (49.84%) linked through 182,047 marriage records.

Our June 2017 newsletter with the following topics: (our newsletters of the last 12 months)
- luxroots subscriptions
- luxroots and the northern region of Luxembourg
- Be a luxroots associate!
- Finished data input during the month of May 2017
- myluxroots transactions
- PETERS-BERTEMES family meeting
- luxroots brochure
- The Luxembourg Nationality
- 4 children of a family died within a week
- Need help?
- tour
- Further events; exhibitions, information meetings
- luxroots-calendar about the genealogy meetings and events


Dear subscribers, dear visitors of our websites, dear friends

The price of the luxroots subscription has not changed since 2011 although the number of entered births has increased from around 400,000 to 1,285,000, that of marriages from 28,000 to 182,000 and that of deaths from 6,000 to 73,000 without mentioning the other benefits covered by this subscription.
As per April 28th, 2017, we have slightly adjusted our subscriptions by one euro. This increase will be compensated by the allocation of 300 myluxroot points (instead of 200).
In order not to attract too many genealogists doing research beyond their families, we stopped selling myluxroots points. Instead, we encourage them to join our projects to enter details of records or their recent family members in our common and non-profit database. The points allocated for this active participation in our project have been increased considerably.
What to do with these points? You can use these points to activate certain transactions or to access other databases or websites. You can also exchange points against PDF lists with birth / baptism data for people of a certain surname. And under certain conditions, we now authorize you to renew your subscription with these points.

luxroots confirms its leading position in genealogy in Luxembourg If you are not yet among our subscribers, join them now!

353,458 births and baptism records in the northern region of Luxembourg
The luxroots volunteers team has just completed the details of the births and baptisms available for the period from 1608 to 1923 in the Northern Luxembourg region (with the cantons of Clervaux, Diekirch, Redange, Vianden and Wiltz ). All marriages of these region and period will be completed by the end of September 2017. Then, the luxroots subscriber can establish online pedigree charts and descendants lists up to 10 generations in 2 seconds.
A first graph shows the evolution of the records available for this region for the given period, the second the distribution by canton, the cantons of Diekirch, Redange and Wiltz almost equal before Clervaux and Vianden.
Top-15 list of municipalities / parishes of this region.
(Click on image to enlarge)

Learn more about genealogy in general and the luxroots projects in particular at our information booths & meetings. Ask for your Din A3 form of a pedigree chart over 5 generations.

During the month of May 2017, the associates finished the following data input:
1,023 baptisms 1688-1796 Bascharage by Josée and Richard OSTER-RASQUIN
1,503 baptisms 1640-1699
Ettelbruck by Hortense BOHLER-HAAS
1,233 baptisms 1713-1793
Hautcharage by Josée and Richard OSTER-RASQUIN
94 baptisms 1779-1793
Romeldange by Ferd KOEUNE
57 baptisms 1779-1793
Warnach by Ferd KOEUNE
546 marriages 1694-1793 Feulen by Georges EICHER
150 marriages 1722-1796
Vichten by Georges EICHER
12 marriages 1779-1793
Warnach by Ferd KOEUNE

131 marriages 1797-1839
(Colmar)-Berg by Marilyn FÜRST
1,071 mariages 1860-1923
Hobscheid by Roger WAGNER
235 marriages 1798-1839
Tuntange by Marilyn FÜRST

4.267 deaths 1862-1916
Neuerburg-Land by Agnès and Armand SERRES-HEINEN

Which associate is currently working on what ?

Our associate Marianne EHMANN indexed 1,005 records of the notary Jean Georges UNGESCHICKT 1724-1754 from Wellen-Grevenmacher. Our database with notary records includes now 13106 records.

Peters_BertemesFor a family meeting, we look for the descendants of Jacobus PETERS *1810 in Wahlhausen and Susanna BERTEMES *1812 in Urspelt. They married in 1841 in Hosingen and had 5 children:
Johannes *1842, married in Wahlhausen;
Theodor *1844 married in Roder (click on the image to enlarge);
Peter *1847;
Jacobus *1850, married in Reisdorf and
Philippe *1852, married in Mertert).
Do you want to meet your family? Then contact (Phone 81 05 64) or (Phone 31 83 15). Every message, every phone call makes us happy.

Even if the details of births, baptisms and marriages sometimes make it difficult for our associates because of the writing used in the records, it is always a joyful event. On the other hand, the serial entering of the death records of a municipality or parish often makes our associates sad given the very young age of the deceased. During the entering of these deaths in Hosingen, Christiane discovers that 4 children aged 2 to 10 years of the REIFFERS-SCHON family in Rodershausen die in the week of February 18-24th, 1819. What a tragedy! Fortunately, the other four children of the couple count many descendants. asbl, the genealogy club of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, organizes a historic tour to the flea market of Redu and a visit to the town of Bouillon on Sunday, June 18th, 2017.
Departure by bus Stephany in Troisvierges at 7am with stops at Hosingen-Church, Ingeldorf-Cactus and PR-Luxembourg-South. Back at 8pm in Troisvierges.
Redu, the village of the book is our first destination with a visit of the village and the flea market..
Around noon, we head for Bouillon for lunch at the
Hotel-Restaurant de la Poste
At 3 pm, our journey continues with a guided tour of the
Castle of Bouillon ... more details, and registration and payment before June 5th
Back at 5pm.

How to link a death notice I found on with the record of the deceased person in luxroots? See our Demo-Video. (We suggest to open the video with the Firefox Browser.)

Through the myluxroots transactions, more than 300 subscribers and associates have already entered their recent family members to luxroots linking them to the ancestors already entered earlier by our volunteers. If you add 7 family members (1924-2017) in our database, then it is possible that you get a pedigree chart with 1,000 ancestors (10 generations), and this in 10 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!

Let us build together the genealogy tree of Luxembourg! luxroots is the genealogical association in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg whose volunteers 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.

19 months remain to make your request for recovery of the dual citizenship in Luxembourg

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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. ...
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