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  Luxembourg Immigration to America

The Luxembourgers in America
From the U.S. Library of Congress' European Division. Provides information about immigration from Luxembourg to the United States, and about the activities of Luxembourger immigrants in the United States from the 17th to the 20th centuries. An immigration chronology, bibliography, maps, photographs and other pictorial resources are included, as well as links to other Internet sites in the United States and Luxembourg.

The Pilgrim's Progress: An Emigrant's Itinerary
"The Luxembourgers in America" is part of the pilot phase of a larger project to create, in cooperation with partners in Europe and the United States, a Transatlantic Digital Library dealing with themes of common European-American interest and significance.

Luxembourg Emigration in the Nineteenth Century
Emigration information from the Institut Grand-Ducal, Section de linguistique, de folklore et de toponymie, in Luxembourg, focusing on specific aspects of Luxembourg immigration including traditions, food, language, architecture and religion.

Nineteenth Century Luxembourg Settlements in the United States
More information from the Institut Grand-Ducal, Section de linguistique, de folklore et de toponymie, in Luxembourg, about emigration waves to the United States and the specific areas where Luxembourgers settled in the United States.

Emigrants et Rémigrants Luxembourgeois de 1876 à 1900
Published by the Luxembourg National Archives Centre d'Etudes et de Documentation Historique, this book contains a lists names of people and localities who have either emigrated from Luxembourg or returned to Luxembourg during the period of 1876 to 1900. Although the book is written in French, it is primarily a list of names and locations.

The book is available by sending 20 international postal reply coupons ($1.05 each) to the following address:

Archives Nationales
P.O. Box 6
Plateau du St. Esprit
L-2010 Luxembourg
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Réseau international de recherches sur les migrations
Emigration links from the Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations Humaines in Luxembourg.

S.S. England
In the spring of 1866, the S.S. England was bound for New York via Queenstown, Ireland from Liverpool, England with over 1300 passengers. (Numbers vary) Hundreds died from an outbreak of cholera. The ship was quarantined off McNab's Island near Halifax, Nova Scotia before arriving at New York, where it remained in quarantine. Joe Miller's web site documents the experience in wonderful detail. Among the passengers was his great-great grandmother Margaret Wenner and her brother Henry.

  Other Immigration Resources

Ellis Island
Ellis Island didn't open until 1892, long after the first waves of Luxembourgers arrived in America, but together with the Statue of Liberty, it is the embodiment of the immigrant spirit. Additional pictures of Ellis Island from the California Museum of Photography at the University of California at Riverside.

Now you can also pay tribute to your ancestors by having their names inscribed on the American Immigrant Wall of Honor. Fausto Gardini maintains a list of Luxembourg names that appear on the Wall of Honor.

Immigration History Research Center
Located at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, the Center is an international resource on American immigration and ethnic history.

Last Update: 28 March 2009
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