Luxembourg Notarial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: Luxembourg, Notarial Records, 1621-1821 .
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Title in the Language of the Record

Luxemburg, notariellen Niederschriften

What is in the Collection?

This collection contains images of notarial records housed at the National Archives of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The records are in French and German.

Notarial records are those documents signed by responsible parties and a notary. The notary is a person that can verify the authenticity of the persons signing the document.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Luxembourg, Notarial Records, 1621-1821.

Collection Contents

The information found in this collection usually includes:

  • Names of primary individuals
  • Document dates
  • Residences
  • Occupations
  • Names of witnesses
  • May include relationships

How Do I Search the Collection?

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

  • Name
  • Parish of residence

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Notary, Year Range and Volume" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

What Do I Do Next?

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.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?

  • 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:

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Don't overlook FHL Place Luxembourg items or FHL Keyword Luxembourg items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Luxembourg Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Luxembourg, Notarial Records, 1621-1821." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Luxembourg National Archives, Luxembourg.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Luxembourg, Notarial Records, 1621-1821.