Luxembourg Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration Records
Collection years: 1662-1941
Languages: French
Title in the Language: Luxembourg registre d'état civil
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains an index to and images of civil registration records from Luxembourg for the years 1662-1941.

The events are recorded either in French or German totally by hand or in partially pre-printed books where the information is then entered by hand. The name of a child not registered when born will not be given in the death record, but the gender of that child will be. If the child was stillborn it will state that, although sometimes this term was applied to children who died shortly after birth.

Civil birth, marriage, and death records have been kept from 1796 to the present, although this collection only has records until 1924. Some records between 1796 and 1805 follow the French Republican Calendar.

Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Luxembourg Civil Registration, 1662-1941.

Sample Images

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Reading These Records

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

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Birth Records may contain:

  • Name of child
  • Gender of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Name of parents
  • Parents age and occupation
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage Records may contain:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name of groom
  • Groom's birth date
  • Current residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Name of bride
  • Bride's birth date
  • Current residence
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses

Death Records may contain:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Day and hour of death
  • Birthplace of the deceased
  • Occupation of deceased
  • Current residence
  • Name of the spouse (when applicable)
  • Witnesses may be members of the family

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can either search the index or view record images. Before using either search method, it is best to know the following:

  • Name of the person
  • Date of the record

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

Search the Index

  1. Go to the Collection Page
  2. Fill in the search boxes with the information you have
  3. Click Search" to bring up a list of possible matches

View the Images

  1. Go to the Browse Page
  2. Click on the correct City or Town link
  3. Click on the correct Record Type and Years link to open the image viewer
  4. Use the onscreen controls to move between images as you look for a match

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy down all the information from the record image.
  • If you have not already done so, find the image of the original record. The image may contain more information than was put into the index entry.
  • Save or print a copy of the image for future reference.
  • Cite the record; 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.

For additional help searching online collections see FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

Known Issues with This Collection

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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 support@familysearch.org. 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.

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 Civil Registration, 1662-1941." Images. FamilySearch. : Website: accessed 2017. Nationalen Archiven, Luxembourg (National Archives, Luxembourg).
Record (or Index) Citation
The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Luxembourg Civil Registration, 1662-1941.


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 Civil Registration, 1662-1941.


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