JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Acquire Luxembourg Nationality if Grandparent had Luxembourg Citizenship on 1 Jan 1900 #general

Jan Meisels Allen

If you are a descendant in direct line of an ancestor born in Luxembourg and
still living January 1, 1900 you may be able to recover your Luxembourg
citizenship-if interested.

A law was became effective January 1, 2009 that permits a person with a
grandparent who had Luxembourg nationality by origin. The law requires a
declaration of re-acquisition of citizenship must be made before a civil
registrar by 31 December 2018. The law can be read in French or German at:
There is a reprint on the law in English that can be read at:

A person can re-acquire Luxembourg nationality provided:
- he or she has a male or female ancestor, who possessed Luxembourg
nationality on the date of 1 January 1900; and
- he or she is the descendant in a paternal or maternal line of said
grandparent. One must be able to trace back each generation in the paternal
or maternal line to establish whether he or she is a descendant of a
Luxembourg grandparent on January 1 1900.
In addition, a certificate issued by the Ministry of Justice, Office in
Charge of Luxembourg Nationality testifying that the claimant had a
grandparent of Luxembourg nationality on January 1, 1900 of whom he or she
is a descendent in a paternal or maternal line.

To read more >from the genealogy center of Luxembourg see:
This is available in English, French and German.

You can also contact in Belgium, WI in the US.

I have no further information on this. I have no affiliation with Lux Roots
who provided this information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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