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You can find the Geographical and Historical information on Limburg here: Limburg

Information on the capital city can be found here: Maastricht


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Some famous Limburgians

Henriëtte d'Oultremont de Wégimont (1792-1864)- 2nd wife of King Willem I

Pierre Cuypers (1827-1921) - Architect (designer of the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and Central station

Peter Debye (1884-1966) - Physicist, Nobelprize winner

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Genealogy in Limburg

Many people in Limburg used fixed family names long before the introduction of the civil registration which makes research easier. Most Limburg records are kept by the Limburg regional historical center. Many marriage records from Limburg can be found in WieWasWie.


Emigration from Limburg

In the middle of the nineteenth century, Limburg was a poor region. People moved to urban areas or left the country to work in nearby Belgium or Germany or even to emigrate to the United States. Because of the American Homestead act of 1862, the peak of the Limburg emigration was in 1863. The people of Limburg were predominantly catholic and settled mainly in catholic regions of Minnesota. For more information about emigration from Limburg, see the Limburg Emigrant Page.

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