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Newsletter August 2018
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Newsletter August 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 1,812,000 records

Our August 2018 newsletter with the following topics: (our newsletters of the last 12 months)
- Civil and parish registers records
- 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?
- new publications
- Further events; exhibitions, information meetings
- luxroots-calendar about the genealogy meetings and events

Dear subscribers, dear visitors of our websites, dear friends

In order to make good use of past documents, you have to transcribe them into a database. This is the basic work of the 60 luxroots volunteers who every day (7/7) transcribe the details of more than 600 birth/baptisms, marriages and deaths certificates of parish and civil registers for the period from ~1600 to 1923 in the common database of the luxroots association.
This work provides an interesting, informative and useful hobby for our volunteers, an ideal help for family researchers from Luxembourg and around the world, and an appreciable help to future generations in the deciphering of the details of the handwritten records.

luxroots - a project that is progressing well thanks to the online teamwork of our volunteers.
Public interest before personal interest is the motto of luxroots.
We passed the milestone of 1.8 million records, almost 1.5 million unique birth/baptism certificates entered of which 1.1 million for Luxembourg and 350,000 for the Belgian and German border region. More than 815,000 people are connected to their father and mother so that we can establish pedigree charts and lists of descendants up to 10 generations in seconds for our subscribers.

Our volunteers met at the Beckerich Mill on July 17th to exchange news on the project, discuss progress and expansion of the project, and set some rules to follow when entering the records.
(Pictures of this meeting by Fernand HERMES)
Even if the project is nearing completion for the Luxembourg birth/marriage records, we are still looking for new volunteers to extend the project in the border regions of Germany (Prüm and Bitburg region), Belgium (Lommersweiler, Schönberg, Manderfeld, Büllingen, Samrée, Laroche, Ortho, Bertogne, Longchamps, Sibret, Juseret, Witry, Ebly, Anlier, Mellier, Habay-la-Neuve, Habay-la-Vieille) and in France (Mont-Saint-Martin, Longlaville , Saulnes, Haucourt-Mouaine, Herserange, Hussigny-Godbrange in Meurthe-et-Moselle). An information meeting will be held on this subject at the Centre Nicolas Braun in Hesperange on August 28th, 2018 from 7:30pm.

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, online since July 25th, 2018
- and for December 2018, the records of the district of Diekirch
Many thanks to the diocesan archives of Luxembourg, who put online their 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.
September 2nd in Rindschleiden
September 8-9th in Vianden
September 16th in Reckange (Mersch)
Octobre 7-8th in Hesperange

Our volunteers finished the following data input during the current month:
7,973 births 1880-1912
Arlon by Josette TOMPERS
840 births 1891-1912
Autelbas by Josette TOMPERS and Edmée KARIER
7,322 births 1796-1900
Bollendorf by Armand SERRES-HEINEN

3,418 baptisms 1738-1800
Grevenmacher by Lydie EHLERINGER
1,822 baptisms 1716-1805
Mamer by Hortense BOHLER-HAAS

179 marriages 1763-1797
Eischen by Ferd KOEUNE
118 marriages 1704-1744, 1779-1797
Tuntange by Myriam WEIS-ZIEWERS

345 marriages 1803-1839
Bertrange by Mariette BORSCHETTE-BISSEN
819 marriages 1797-1839
Grevenmacher by Lydie EHLERINGER
55 marriages 1800-1823
Leudelange by Fernand HERMES-METZ
260 marriages 1798-1823
Reckange-sur-Mess by Fernand HERMES-METZ

5,578 deaths 1797-1923
Pétange by Josée and Richard OSTER-RASQUIN
Which associate is currently working on what ?

Our website, where you can publish your GEDCOM file for free, now holds 96 trees with 287,000 people after adding and updating the files of Diana KELLY and Liliane JUNG-MEYER. Give us yours and we will publish it for free on this site.
NEW: If your Gedcom file (containing 2,000 people or more) has not or will not be published on another website in Luxembourg, we will credit your account with
1,000 myluxroots points.

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, September 30th, 2018 from 9:30am, Marche de la pomme gourmande in Hoffelt

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

Our next newsletter will be sent on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018.

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