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.
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
Marriages 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):
Then I browsed the Marriages 1743-1794 and found:
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.
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