Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday's Tip: Look for the index page in the register

   I've been playing with the Luxembourg Civil Registration database on FamilySearch.org. It's one of the rare Luxembourg databases available in the United States. Ideally, the register contains records of every birth, death, and marriage recorded within the village. After more than a few hours of searching, I finally stumbled across one time saving trick: look for the index page. Most registered had an index page at the start of each year's records, listing the date of the event and the involved individuals. Once you have the date, the search becomes much easier. Just a word of caution. I've found a few index pages at the end of the year. Read carefully.

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