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Newsletter November 2017
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Newsletter November 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 1,629,107 records

Our November 2017 newsletter with the following topics: (our newsletters of the last 12 months)
- luxroots, the leader in genealogy in Luxembourg
- In memoriam Jos ZENNER
- Finished data input during the month of October 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 asbl, the manager of the luxroots projects, has closed its financial year 2016-2017 on September 30th, 2017. Although 188 visitors did not renew their subscriptions, we nevertheless could increase the number of subscriptions by 23% to more than 1,000 subscribers. This number of 1,000 subscribers was considered in October 2010, at that time with 29 volunteers and 190 subscribers, in order to reach it in 2020. We would like to thank subscribers for their financial support and loyalty.
Many thanks to our associates for their performance during the past financial year. The number of entered records increased by 223,014 (=610/day) to 1,617,195, including 1,339,090 birth records. The number of marriage records increased by 36% to 194.759. The details of 83.346 death records are available in our database. 692,414 birth records are connected to marriage records.
The number of registered visitors increased by 12% to 5,725 of which 5,085 wish to receive our monthly newsletter. The number of our associates increased slightly to 61.
Apart from some presentations of the project, and training for our associates, we participated during 27 days in 18 exhibitions and information booths.
The activity and financial reports of the association were approved at the meeting of associates on October 21st, 2017. (Click on the picture to enlarge it.)

Public interest before personal interest is the motto of the luxroots genealogy group. 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.

Although 10 interested parties took a subscription and 4 renewed their subscriptions, the genealogy days 2017 did not achieve the desired success. Here some press articles:
RTL Le Quotidien septembre 2017 100komma7
The next genealogical days will take place at the Nicolas Braun Center in Hesperange on the weekend of October 6-7, 2018.
If you are not yet a luxroots-subscriber,
join them now!

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.)

Our volunteers finished the following data input during the month of October 2017:
1,661 births 1871-1910
Crombach (St.Vith) by Susi VOOSEN
615 baptêmes 1746-1808
Heffingen by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS
1,826 baptisms 1672-1797
Helpert by Georges EICHER
1,047 baptisms 1636-1810
Leudelange by Diane KREMER
6.958 baptisms 1750-1796
Luxembourg-Saint-Michel by Paulette GRUN-BESCH
40 baptisms 1751-1783
Marienthal by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS
4,727 baptisms 1638-1797
Oberkorn by Monique and Jean-Paul MOURIS-BERNARD
2,103 baptisms 1695-1799
Tuntange by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS
1,093 marriages 1689-1796
Diekirch by Christiane KRIER-PETERS
298 marriages 1743-1797
Esch-sur-Alzette by Josée and Richard OSTER-RASQUIN
1,044 marriages 1840-1923
Flaxweiler by Mariette BORSCHETTE-BISSEN (869,1840-1905) and Robert FABER (175,1906-1923)
97 marriages 1797-1823
Hunsdorf by Lydie EHLERINGER
336 marriages 1797-1839
Lintgen by Lydie EHLERINGER
276 marriages 1797-1839
Lorentzweiler by Lydie EHLERINGER
706 marriages 1797-1839
Mersch by Armand GILLEN
1,774 deaths 1860-1923
Wellenstein by Lydie EHLERINGER
Which associate is currently working on what ?

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 89 trees with 252,000 people after adding / updating the files of Robert LUCAS with 1,479 people and of Gérald PIQUET-MICHOT with 12,379 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.

We have the sad duty to announce the death of our longtime subscriber, Mr Jos ZENNER who died September 27th, 2017. We share the grief of his family and we offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family.

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

Flag of Luxembourg A
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, November 29th, 2017.

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