Luxembourg Births - What else you can try

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This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find birth information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the birth section of the Lancashire Guided Research page.

Additional Online Resources


Other Databases

There are no additional indexed databases for Luxembourg.

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Substitute Records


Additional Records with Birth Information

Substitute records may contain information about more than one event and are used when records for an event are not available. Records that are used to substitute for birth events may not have been created at the time of the birth. The accuracy of the record is contingent upon when the information was recorded. Search for information in multiple substitute records to confirm the accuracy of these records.

Use these substitute records to locate birth information about your ancestor:
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FamilySearch(FS) Collections
Why to search the records
Church Records
Luxembourg Church Records FS Collection
The largest religion in Luxembourg is Roman Catholicism. Church records will include baptism, marriage, and burial records. Although church records date to the 1600s, most do not start until 1779. Records are kept on the local level.
Civil Registration
Luxembourg Civil Registration FS Collection
Civil registration was introduced to Luxembourg in 1797. Birth registration lists the child's name, date of birth, and names and ages of parents. Marriage registration lists the date and place of marriage, birth dates or ages and birthplaces of the bride and groom, and names of parents. Death registration lists date and place of death, age, birthplace, and names of parents. There are two copies of every document, one kept at the municipality and one sent to the provincial archive.
Census Records
Luxembourg Census FS Collection
Censuses in Luxembourg were taken approximately every three years between 1843 and 1900. Census records list all household members, places, names, ages (sometimes birth date), professions, genders, and marital statuses. Additionally, they may also list nationalities, religions, places of birth, and family positions. Records are kept on the local level.
Notarial Records
Luxembourg Notarial FS Collection
Notarial records are documents signed by the responsible parties and a notary. Records contain information on property, wills, marriages, and more. These records may list names of primary individuals, dates, residences, occupations, names of witnesses, and relationships. Records are kept on the local level.

Improve Searching


Tips for finding births

Successfully finding birth records in online databases depends on a few key points. Try the following search suggestions:

  • Spelling variations. Your ancestor's name may be misspelled. Search with spelling variations for the first and last name of your ancestor.
  • Search parents. Search for the parents, if known, as the child's first name may not be on the birth record.
  • Search given name. Search by given name (leave out the last name) with the approximate date of birth.
  • Add information. For common names, add more information to narrow the search such as approximate birth date or parent's names if known.
  • Date range. Expand the date range of the search by 5 years.

Word Lists

Luxembourg records were mainly written in French, German, or Latin.

Why the Record May Not Exist


Known Record Gaps

Records Start

  • Church records began in the 1600s, although most do not start until 1779.
  • Civil registration began in 1797.

Records Destroyed

  • Some records have been destroyed or lost, although the extent is not known.

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