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Newsletter February 2018
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Newsletter February 2018
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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 1,695,606 records

Our February 2018 newsletter with the following topics: (our newsletters of the last 12 months)
- Farewell 2017, Welcome 2018
- Finished data input during the current month
- luxroots publishes your Gedcom file for free
- Be a luxroots associate!
- myluxroots transactions
- luxroots brochure
- Discover Luxembourg Tour 2018
- 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

We hope your year 2018 if off to a good start. In any case, we wish you good health, and good research with luxroots.
Thanks to luxroots, the reading of the records, written by hand, in French, in Latin, in most cases in old German writing by a secretary or a priest who did not always write nicely, was never easier than today. Indeed, luxroots volunteers enter essential details of these records in our database, and their work helps you to easily decipher your records.

For the past year, our genealogy group broke all records: more than 225,000 records (616 records per day 7/7) including 150,000 births, 44,000 marriage and 30,000 death records were analyzed and entered into our database. The database currently contains details of nearly 1.7 million birth/baptism, marriage and death records.

11,451 unique people from 68 countries visited during the year 2017: Luxembourg (59.05%), United States (10.73%), Belgium (8.54%), France (7.51%), Germany (4.55%), Great-Britain (3.83%), Brazil (1.70%), Canada (0.50%) and 60 more countries (3.49%) (source: Google Analytics)

Check out our
TOP-100 family names, birth places, communes / parishes, marriage and deaths as well as the list of the 4,000 surnames most common in our database.

Our volunteers finished the following data input during the current month:
6,371 births 1796-1912
Hachy (Arlon) by Josette TOMPERS
299 births 1796-1810
Houffalize by Georges EICHER
3,261 births 1811-1900
Houffalize by Luc JEANGILLE
372 births 1901-1910
Houffalize by Georges EICHER
365 births 1796-1823
Ollomont (Wibrin, Houffalize) by Georges EICHER
383 births 1901-1910
Tavigny (Houffalize) by Georges EICHER
1,700 births 1860-1910
Wibrin(Houffalize) by Roland van de Broeck
786 baptisms 1738-1799
Itzig by Jeanne MEYERS-KAYSEN

381 marriages 1686-1797
Dahlem by Josée and Richard OSTER-RASQUIN
183 marriages 1798-1839
Fischbach by Linda GEDINK
294 marriages 1733-1797
Waldbillig by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS
184 marriages 1800-1839
Berdorf by Carlo ROSENFELD
157 marriages 1797-1839
Burmerange by Lydie EHLERINGER
170 marriages 1907-1934
Dasburg (Arzfeld) by Aloyse JODOCY
2,573 marriages 1880-1913
Differdange by Micheline and Fernand HERMES-METZ
1,046 marriages 1914-1923
Differdange by Carlo PEIFFER
228 marriages 1798-1839
Fischbach by Linda GEDINK
184 marriages 1797-1839
Garnich by Josée and Richard OSTER-RASQUIN
976 marriages 1840-1923
Mertert by Nic WEIS
54 marriages 1798-1823
Pettingen (Mersch) by Lydie EHLERINGER
516 marriages 1797-1839
Steinsel by Lydie EHLERINGER
1,636 marriages 1830-1938
Waxweiler by Agnès and Armand SERRES-HEINEN

1,286 deaths 1860-1923
Stadtbredimus by Marilyn FÜRST
Which associate is currently working on what ?

Marc PLETSCHET joined our team and works on the death records of the municipality of Waldbredimus.

Our website, where you can publish your GEDCOM file for free, after adding the file of Carlo FRANCK now holds 91 trees with 252,700 people. Give us yours and we will publish it for free on this site..

For your searches, you do not need to have a special genealogy program, neither free nor paid. Through the myluxroots transactions, more than 400 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 to 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.)
the list of the last uploaded pictures by our subscribers and volunteers!
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.

Contact other luxroots users in order to work together on a common family name. 4,400 luxroots users have already given their consent.

On behalf of one of our subscribers, we are looking for information about the family name BRIEL and especially about Scholastika BRIEL born in 1910-1912. Any information is welcome on this email address.

11 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, February 28th, 2018.

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