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Newsletter October 2017
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Newsletter October 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 1,612,444 records

Our October 2017 newsletter with the following topics: (our newsletters of the last 12 months)
- luxroots, the leader in genealogy in Luxembourg
- Development of age of death 1800-1919
- Finished data input during the month of September 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

Welcome to the Genealogy Days where you will find information on genealogy in Luxembourg, in the Belgian, French and German border regions as well as on the luxroots project. Do not miss this annual meeting of family researchers!

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 27th: +352 2799 4713

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.

Development of the age of death per decade between 1800 and 1919 in the municipality of Hosingen on the basis of the 3,717 persons born and deceased in this municipality (source: and compared with the 1946-1950 and 2011-2015 data for the Grand Duchy (source:
(Click to enlarge the graph)

Our volunteers finished the following data input during the month of September 2017:
3,549 births 1797-1890
Autelbas (Arlon) by Josette TOMPERS
571 baptisms 1711-1797
Bettange-sur-Mess by Diane KREMER
2,028 baptisms 1624-1797
Dahlem by Josée and Richard OSTER-RASQUIN
36 marriages 1779-1795
Rodange by Josée and Richard OSTER-RASQUIN
360 marriages 1796-1839
Mondorf-les-Bains by Lydie EHLERINGER
333 marriages 1797-1854
Ringhuscheid (Arzfeld) by Agnès and Armand SERRES-HEINEN
1,394 deaths 1860-1923
Boevange-Attert par Marilyn FÜRST
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.
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.

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.

Our website, where you can publish your GEDCOM file for free, now holds 88 trees with 250.000 people after adding the files of Gerard HEINEN with 3,504 people and of Paul REILAND with 663 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. 4,400 luxroots users have already given their consent.

Mil GOERENS published a new book: 'Soen', legends from Luxembourg and the border regions.
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.)

15 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, October 25th, 2017.

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