Sunday, June 10, 2012

Church Record Sunday: How do I find the American church records for my ancestor?

    I can at least give you a starting point. You're looking for a Catholic church. Most Luxembourgers were Roman Catholic and would either establish their own church or join with an existing church used by German speaking Catholics. The challenge may come in locating the current incarnation of that church. Due to a decrease in the active Catholic population, churches have been closed and offices have been merged. Patience online may serve your purpose. However, you usually have a back up option. The archives of the local diocese may have a copy of the records for the original church.

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