Luxembourg Marriages - What else you can try
This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find marriage information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the marriage section of the Lancashire Guided Research page.
Additional Online Resources
There are no additional indexed databases for Luxembourg.
Online Images (Browsable Only)
- 1621-1821: Luxembourg Notarial Records at FamilySearch
- 1843-1900: Luxembourg Census Records at FamilySearch
For more records go to the FamilySearch Catalog and search for places within Luxembourg.
How to Request the Record When It's Not Online
Additional Records with Marriage 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 marriage events may not have been created at the time of the marriage. 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 marriage information about your ancestor:|
|Why to search the records|
|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 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.|
|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 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.|
Tips for finding marriages
Successfully finding marriage 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 given name. Search by given name by leaving out the last name.
- Search for bride. Search by the bride’s name rather than the groom’s name.
- Add information. For common names, add more information to narrow the search such as approximate year of marriage or the county the marriage took place in.
- Date range. Expand the date range of the search by 5 years.
Luxembourg records were mainly written in French, German, or Latin.
Why the Record May Not Exist
Known Record Gaps
- Church records began in the 1600s, although most do not start until 1779.
- Civil registration began in 1797.
- Some records have been destroyed or lost, although the extent is not known.