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Title in the Language of the Record

Luxembourg, registres paroissiaux, 1601-1948 (French)
Luxemburg, Kirchenbücher 1601-1948 (German)

Record Description

The collection consists of images of Roman Catholic Church records including baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, indexes, and other records. Most of the items in the collection predate 1800.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

“Luxembourg Church Records, 1601-1948.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Ministre de la Justice, Erasme.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The content varies by record. The following is usually found:

  • Name of the primary individual or individuals
  • Event such as birth, christening, marriage, death or burial date and place
  • Names of parents, spouse or other family members
  • Names of witnesses
  • Relationships
  • Residences
  • Occupations

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Parish of residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality/Town (French:Municipalité/Ville) (German:Stadt/Ortschaft)"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Year Range (French:Type de document et période d'années) (German:Quellengattung und Jahren)" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names as well as nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the records of nearby parishes and towns.

For help reading the records see the following wiki articles:

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Luxembourg 

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.



 

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