Luxembourg Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at
Access the records: Luxembourg, Census Records, 1843-1900 .


Title in the Language of the Record

Luxemburg, Volkszählungen

What is in the Collection?

This collection contains images of the Luxembourg censuses which were taken approximately every three years for the years 1843 to 1900. The records include all household members, places, names, ages (sometimes a full birth date), professions, genders, and marital statuses. Sometimes they also show nationalities, religions, places of birth, and family positions. The text is in French or German.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Luxembourg, Census Records, 1843-1900.

Collection Contents

For help reading the records see the following wiki articles:

This collection may include:

  • Names
  • Ages (sometimes a full birth date)
  • Places
  • Gender
  • Marital Status
  • Occupation
  • Place and year of birth
  • Names of all family members

Sometimes they also show:

  • Nationality
  • Religions
  • Birth places
  • Family position

How Do I Search the Collection?

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

  • Name
  • Residence

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate "Municipality"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Year (Roll Number)" 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in French or German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

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 such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. 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 along with nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies may have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

National Archives of Luxembourg's Website

Related Wiki Articles


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, Census Records, 1843-1900." Images. FamilySearch. [ : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Wittenberge (Wittenberge City Archives).

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, Census Records, 1843-1900.