Luxembourg, Church Records, 1601-1948 ~ New at FamilySearch

Happy New Year from FamilySearch!! I love how they come out with new databases for Luxembourg at the beginning of a year.

While working on my Luxembourg families I noticed that a new collection was recently added or updated. Church Records from Luxembourg for the years 1601-1948.

Luxrecords

I’m quite sure that this is a NEW database that was added yesterday!

I checked a few of the towns and villages I’ll be working with in the next few weeks and found that so far they have records for mid- to late 1700s and very early 1800s. This is a nice era to begin with church records as it is a time period where the civil records are a bit lacking. I’ll have to keep an eye on this and make a list of direct ancestors who may be found in these records.

I couldn’t resist checking to see what the records look like and how easy or hard they may be to search.

Click: Luxembourg, Church Records, 1601-1948

Click: Browse through 272,699 images

Click: Diekirch

recordsMarriages are indexed! Information from the marriage record has been extracted to an index card and filed alphabetically by groom AND by bride. I found this index card for my husband’s 4th great-grandparents in the Tables des mariages 1700-1798 (index by groom):

index
“Luxembourg, registres paroissiaux, 1601-1948,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-32461-11523-97?cc=2037955&wc=STHZ-DPV:1500890501,1501181502 : accessed 10 January 2015), Diekirch > Tables des mariages 1700-1798 (index organisée par l’époux) > image 263 of 1195; paroisses, Luxembourg [parishes, Luxembourg].
Then I browsed the Marriages 1743-1794 and found:

marriage
“Luxembourg, registres paroissiaux, 1601-1948,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-32400-6049-74?cc=2037955&wc=STHC-B87:1500890501,1500891002 : accessed 10 January 2015), Diekirch > Mariages 1743-1794 > image 31 of 122; paroisses, Luxembourg [parishes, Luxembourg].
I had the date of marriage in my database but I did not have an image of the marriage record.

I am going to have to make a resolution:

  • Keep focused on the planned families for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge and check this database only for the those families.

© 2015 Cathy Meder-Dempsey

 

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Author: Cathy Meder-Dempsey

As a military brat I've lived in Georgia, France, Idaho, West Virginia, Spain, South Carolina, Texas, and Luxembourg. Married 39 years with two grown children. When I’m not doing genealogy, I spend time riding my racing bike with my husband through the wonderful countryside in Luxembourg and surrounding countries.

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