Luxembourg Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Luxembourg Church Records, 1601-1948 .
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Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Record Description
Record Type: Church Records
Collection years: 1601-1948
Languages: French, German
Title in the Language: Luxembourg, registres paroissiaux, 1601-1948 (French), Luxemburg, Kirchenbücher 1601-1948 (German)
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What Is in This Collection?

The collection consists of images of Roman Catholic Church records including baptismal records, marriage records, and burial records. Most of the items in the collection predate 1800.

Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Luxembourg Church Records, 1601-1948.

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Reading These Records

These records are in either French and German. For help with these languages, see the following pages:

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Baptismal Records may contain:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Birth date of child
  • Name and gender of child
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Names of parents
  • Names of grandparents
  • Names of godparents

Marriage Records may include:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Previous marital status (this could be “previously unmarried” or be “widow” or “widower.”
  • Their residences and ages
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of the witnesses and their relationship to the bride and groom

Burial Records may include:

  • Date and place of burial
  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Names of their parents (if unmarried) or name of the spouse
  • Names of witnesses and with their relationship to the deceased

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching, it is best to know the following:

  • Name of the person
  • Year range for the record

As you search, look for a record which matches this information.

View the Images

  1. Go to the Browse Page for the collection
  2. Click on the correct Municipality/Town (French:Municipalité/Ville) (German:Stadt/Ortschaft) link
  3. Click on the correct Record Type and Year Range (French:Type de document et période d'années) (German:Quellengattung und Jahren) link to open the image viewer
  4. Use the onscreen controls to move between images as you look for a matching record

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy down all the information from the record image. Additional details about a person or event were sometimes recorded in record margins; make sure to look at the entire image to find all the information you can.
  • Save or print a copy of the image for future reference.
  • Cite the image; see below for help citing records in this collection.
  • Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined.
  • Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives. Note that family members often appear on an individual's vital records, such as in the role of witnesses to a marriage.

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

  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records.
  • Check for variants of given names and surnames. For much of the period of this collection, spelling was not standardized; pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation. A person might also have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
  • Vary the search terms. For example, either expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible matches.
  • Search the records of nearby areas. While a person in this period rarely lived more than 20 miles from their place of birth, moves within this range were common.

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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 image.

Collection Citation
“Luxembourg Church Records, 1601-1948.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Paroisses, Luxembourg (parishes, 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 Church Records, 1601-1948.

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