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Newsletter September 2017
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Newsletter September 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 the details of 1,594,655 records

Our September 2017 newsletter with the following topics: (our newsletters of the last 12 months)
- luxroots, the leader in genealogy in Luxembourg
- luxroots charity donates 1.500 €
- Finished data input during the month of August 2017
- luxroots publishes your Gedcom file for free
- Be a luxroots associate!
- myluxroots transactions
- luxroots brochure
- Contacts for your searches
- The Luxembourg Nationality
- Need help?
- new publications
- Further events; exhibitions, information meetings
- luxroots-calendar about the genealogy meetings and events


Dear subscribers, dear visitors of our websites, dear friends

Public interest before personal interest is the motto of the luxroots genealogy group whose more than 60 volunteers enter the details of the records in the association's online database. The luxroots data are not available to feed databases, websites, genealogical work for third parties, which pass beyond the genealogical research of the family of the subscriber. The use of our data for commercial purposes (search for ancestors, heir research, ..) is not permitted without a special permission.
Genealogy is a very nice hobby, but sometimes it becomes commercial. The board members of the luxroots associations as well as our luxroots associates are not working in genealogy to make money. We hope that the members of board of other genealogical associations in the region have the same approach.

With the financial support of our subscribers and the commitment of our associates, we were able to participate in the last few years with our luxroots charity program with 3,275 € in various charitable actions. For the year 2016-2017, we have completed the list of donors as of August 25th, 2017, and on the basis of this result, we remit a check of 1,500 euros to a charity association during our annual meeting.
The asbl annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Centre Nicolas Braun in Hesperange. All members are invited. You find the program of this annual meeting
with this link.

Even during the holiday months, our volunteers continue entering the details of records. During the month of August 2017, they finished the following data input:

2,580 births 1878-1912
Athus (Aubange) by Jeanne THILL
2,667 births 1871-1910
Thommen (Burg-Reuland) by Irma JODOCY-HENTZ
78 births 1803-1805, 1907-1912 Vaux-lez-Rosières (Vaux-sur-Sûre) by André PIERRE

4,289 baptisms 1645-1799 Dudelange by Diane KREMER
75 baptisms 1779-1797 Limpach by Diane KREMER

173 marriages 1731-1796
Bascharage by Josée and Richard OSTER-RASQUIN
124 marriages 1779-1797
Clemency by Josée and Richard OSTER-RASQUIN
314 marriages 1678-1797
Elvange(Beckerich) by Ferd KOEUNE
917 marriages 1725-1797
Ettelbruck by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS
71 marriages 1779-1797
Hautcharage by Josée and Richard OSTER-RASQUIN
113 marriages 1722-1807
Holler by Jeanne MEYERS-KAYSEN
196 marriages 1740-1797
Redange by Hortense BOHLER-HAAS
267 marriages 1722-1797
Weiswampach by Jeanne MEYERS-KAYSEN

295 marriages 1798-1839
Frisange by Jean-Paul GASPERINI
422 marriages 1823-1934
Olmscheid(Arzfeld) by Agnès andArmand SERRES-HEINEN
264 marriages 1797-1839
Sanem by Lydie EHLERINGER
1.255 marriages 1840-1923
Wormeldange by Lydie EHLERINGER

266 deaths 1820-1861
Geichlingen(Neuerburg) by Agnès and Armand SERRES-HEINEN
346 deaths 1779-1793
Hosingen by Christiane KRIER-PETERS
Which associate is currently working on what ?

Without having to move, you have at your disposal from your workstation, all records of the civil and parochial registers of Luxembourg as well as those from the Belgian and French border regions. Follow this link and click on the respective link in the 'Copies d'actes' box.
Often the family researcher can hardly decipher the details of the records. With luxroots, the deciphering of records becomes easy thanks to the details of records in its database.
As a subscriber, you will find details of all birth certificates available from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and some 250,000 from the German and Belgian border regions.
Apart from some 5,000 marriage certificates of the municipalities of Differdange, Flaxweiler, Hollerich and Lenningen, all the details of available marriage certificates 1840-1923 are at your disposal. As you can see on the first map, almost 2/3 of the 1798-1839 weddings are also entered.

To better assist family researchers, we have redesigned our search page. Now you can search by surname a husband or wife in over 190,000 unique marriages in order to get the details of the selected wedding. No other database in Luxembourg offers you this quality and quantity.

The second map presents the state of the luxroots records of parish registers before 1800. Some 75% of the details of the baptisms are entered. Marriages prior to 1800 are entered on almost 2/3 of the territory of Luxembourg.
If you are not yet a luxroots-subscriber,
join them now!

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.

(Click on the map to enlarge it)

Registres Paroissiaux

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.

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 September 30th to October 1st, 2017
at the Centre Nicolas Braun in Hesperange
Saturday from 10am to 7pm, Sunday from 10am to 1pm
Free admission. Discount of 50% on our PDF documents
500 myluxroots points (=5 euros) credited to each current and new subscriber

Menu of Saturday: Plate of cooked and raw ham of the region, salads - dessert, coffee -16€
Menu registration until September 25th: +352 2799 4713

Our website, where you can publish your GEDCOM file for free, now holds 86 trees with 246.000 people after adding a file of Irma FRANZ with 3,011 people and after updating the file of Gérald PIQUET-MICHOT with 12,257 people. Give us yours and we will publish it for free on this site..

Contact other luxroots users in order to work together on a common family name. 4,370 luxroots users have already given their consent.

Jean ENSCH published Bibliography about publications of houses in villages. You find a specimen with this link.

Een neit Buch ... mat ale Lidder A new book ... with old Luxemburgish songs!
Contact Jean Kandel

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, 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!
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.)

16 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. ...
More about this theme.

Our next newsletter will be sent on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017.

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