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Newsletter June 2018
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Newsletter June 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 1,775,000 records

Our June 2018 newsletter with the following topics: (our newsletters of the last 12 months)
- Civil registers records
- 2018 reform of EU data protection rules
- Finished data input during the current month
- luxroots publishes your Gedcom file for free
- Be a luxroots associate!
- myluxroots transactions
- luxroots brochure
- Contacts for your searches
- The Luxembourg Nationality
- Need help?
- Genealogy on TV (German)
- new publications
- Further events; exhibitions, information meetings
- luxroots-calendar about the genealogy meetings and events

Dear subscribers, dear visitors of our websites, dear friends

On 25 May 2018, the 2018 reform of EU data protection rules, took effect. Of the more than 7,000 visitors registered on luxroots, we anonymized or removed some 1,000 profiles (rejected messages, canceled email addresses, ...). The other 6,000 registered visitors were contacted on April 25th, 2018 to remind them of their registration on luxroots during the period from 2004 to 2018 and by offering them the opportunity to anonymize or to update their user profiles.
The luxroots group is limited to entering the details of birth, marriage and death records prior to 1924 and does not display data from people born during the last 100 years or even the last 110 years for people born in Germany .
We invite our subscribers to enter only data from people of their recent family for whom they have this input authorization.

The online teamwork in the field of genealogy in Luxembourg was developed by the luxroots group from 2003. Almost 1.8 million births / baptisms, marriages and deaths (600 / day) were analyzed and their details were entered by more than 60 volunteers in the non-profit association database.
We congratulate the National Archives of Luxembourg for starting a similar project where the details of 3,000 death certificates were entered within a week in their database. Congratulations to the volunteers who took part in this project.

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.

During a meeting at the Ministry of Culture on April 20th, 2018, between Mrs Josée KIRPS, director of the National Archives, Guy ARENDT, Secretary of State for Culture, and Georges EICHER of asbl, Mrs KIRPS confirmed the posting of the Civil Register records on the website of the National Archives according to the following schedule:
- for mid July 2018, the records of the district of Luxembourg and
- for December 2018, the records of the district of Diekirch
The diocesan archives of Luxembourg plan to put online this year the parish registers on

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.
Sunday, July 8th, from 10am to 6pm, luxroots information booth at the Beforter Schlassfest

Our volunteers finished the following data input during the current month:
3,676 births 1798-1920
Bihain by Joseph LEONARD
2,087 births 1795-1849
Waxweiler by Uwe PROBST
3,605 baptisms 1678-1797
Mondorf-les-Bains by Catherine RENSCHLER

281 marriages 1710-1797
Helpert by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS
10 marriages 1752-1781
Marienthal by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS
266 marriages 1685-1797
Saeul by Ferd KOEUNE

82 marriages 1797-1823
Alzingen by Jeanne MEYERS-KAYSEN
165 marriages 1797-1822
Bettembourg by Fernand HERMES
488 marriages 1798-1839
Hesperange by Jeanne MEYERS-KAYSEN
579 marriages 1797-1839
Kehlen by Mariette BORSCHETTE-BISSEN
109 marriages 1798-1823
Kopstal by Marilyn FÜRST

611 deaths 1820-1861
Lahr (Südeifel) by Agnes SERRES-HEINEN
Which associate is currently working on what ?

Our website, where you can publish your GEDCOM file for free, now holds 94 trees with 270,000 people. Give us yours and we will publish it for free on this site. freut sich, die baldige Erscheinung folgender zwei Bänden der Reihe Verluere Joëren (mit sehr vielen genealogischen Daten) zu einem günstigen Subskriptionspreis ankündigen zu können:
Band III:
PEENEMÜNDE und die Verdienste der Luxemburger Resistenz
Beiträge zur Geschichte Luxemburgs im Zweiten Weltkrieg
Band IV:
Luxemburger Zeitzeugen des Zweiten Weltkriegs berichten
Beiträge zur Geschichte der Zwangsrekrutierung und der Resistenz in Luxemburg
info +

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!

Sunday, July 15th, 2018 up from 10am Kulinareschen Trëppeltour in Holtz

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

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Our next newsletter will be sent on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018.

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