Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wisdom Wednesday: Alternate Nationalities for Luxembourgers

Given that it's Wednesday, I thought it might be a good time to share my first research tip. Luxembourgers are rarely listed on the U.S. census with the correct nationality. Census takers seem to record the families as from anywhere but Luxembourg - but a few nationalities are few more common. I've seen my Luxembourgers listed as from the Netherlands (which had historically claimed the country) and German (because the spoken language resembles German). Don't give up your research just because your family isn't listed as from Luxembourg.

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