Who else has Luxembourg Trouble--Should There Be a Project?

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My two most recent brick walls are Luxembourgian. So recent one of the photos of them has her behind the wheel of a brass-era car. And as it turns out all of the needed records are extant and can be viewed as images on FamilySearch (also there's a microfilm repository at St. Thomas U. in Minneapolis). What they're *not* is transcribed and indexed. Not a line of them. Germany, Holland, France, even Hungary are in a better situation than little Luxembourg. Is there anyone else in a similar fix? Have some of the German speakers run out of records to key in? Does anyone, anywhere want to even create a project? Help!
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Anonymous Hankins G2G5 (5.2k points)
Luxembourg has its own language by the way!

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You might want to provide links to the documents that you have problems with , I could direct you to the most suitable project
which could be French German or Letzebuergish  
for the latter you might find tranalation help via the Letzebuergisch Wikpedia team ..
D.
by Derek Giroulle G2G6 Mach 1 (10.9k points)
selected by Kylie Haese
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Over on Facebook there is a Luxembourg geneology group. One of the users is quite adept at using matricula-online.eu. He found records on my people. I will get him to describe any tricks of the trade on that somewhat-confusing-to-a-newbie site.
by Anonymous Hankins G2G5 (5.2k points)

Here's how to do it: 

Say you are on the Eppeldorf page (http://data.matricula-online.eu/en/LU/luxemburg/eppeldorf/) Click the camera icon to the left of the name of the record book you want to view.
Taufen = baptisms
Firmungen = confirmations
Heiraten = marriages
Sterbefalle = deaths
Some have separate sections in the book for the records, some all records are mixed together in chronological order.
Some may have an index at the start or finish.

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Check out Luxroots.com  they have an amazing database.  My tree was hell to check due to misspellings in old records so don't forget to check those as well.
by Joe Feyen G2G Rookie (290 points)
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Digitale Bronbewerkingen Nederland en Belgie have a large file of original documents from Luxembourg.  Go to https://geneaknowhow.net/digi/bronnen.html and then scroll down the left hand blue column.  Grand-Duche - Land Luxembourg-Luxemburg is near the bottom of it.  Click on "internet" and you'll come across a large group of files.  Click on the the name of the file and it will come up.  Some will take you to files you've already examined such as Family Search.  Others will take you to files you may not have found yet.  Files for Luxembourg are first, going as early as 1601; individual towns and cities are listed near the bottom.

by Bertram Sluys G2G6 Mach 3 (33.1k points)

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