Finding the Luxembourg Place of Origin
Knowing the place of origin (city, town, or parish) in Luxembourg is essential in finding the desired ancestor. Although some nation-wide indexes exist, most records can only be accessed on the local level. Try the following suggestions:
- Survey previous research of the ancestor and their family (including parents, siblings, spouses, children).
- Search records in country of arrival. Some useful records include:
- Birth, marriage, death certificates
- Cemetery records
- Census records
- Church records
- Citizenship papers
- Funeral cards
- Land and property
- Military records
- Naturalization records
- Passenger lists
- Passport Applications
- Probate records
- Look at gazetteers for the proper town name. Because of the proximity of France, Germany, and Belgium, town names may be written in the French, German, or Belgian variation.
After place is located:
Go to Luxembourg Guided Research to find the vital records of your ancestor.