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Topic: Luxembourg Genealogy Resources

A guide to conducting Luxembourg geneaolgy using the the resources found in the Bach-Dunn Collection at the University of St. Thomas


The Luxemburger Gazette, a German-language newspaper, was published in Dubuque, Iowa from 1871 – 1918.  Its contents documented activities of Luxembourger people and communities throughout North America, concentrating on the upper Midwest. The second volume of Nicolas Gonner’s Luxembougers in the New World contains and index to the newspaper’s contents.

Luxembourgers in the New World (2 vols.)
OSF Special Ref E184 .L8 G5 1987 and OSF Reference E184 .L8 G5 1987 (first floor of the library)

Dubuque Luxemburger Gazette, 1871 – 1918
OSF Special Microfilm and OSF Library Microfilm Room (second floor of the library)
The Dubuque Luxemburger Gazette [1871 - 1918] is also available online from the Library of Congress.

The Special Collections department also owns a microfilm edition of the Remsen [IA] Bell-Enterprise, the Luxmbourger-American “journal of record” for northwest Iowa.  This newspaper is not indexed.
Remsen [Iowa] Bell-Enterprise, 1915 - 1994
Special Microfilm    


Ships Passenger and other Emigrant Lists

Several resources are available to help you locate the ship on which your family emigrated to the United States including the following:


Local and Family Histories

By searching the libraries' online catalog you may be able to identify published works related to various Luxembourg American communities, as well as family histories.

Examples of some of the books of this nature housed in the Special Collections Department include: