Local News: Luxembourg man searches roots in northwest Iowa (10/24/22)
, 2022-10-24 00:05:31,
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Marc Klein from Frisange, Luxembourg, researched his heritage at several northwest Iowa libraries during his recent three-day visit. There are many people descended from Luxembourg in northwest Iowa, the records of which Klein looked into with the help of the Greater Sioux County Genealogical Society and the Luxembourg Heritage Society of Northwest Iowa.
REGIONAL A man all the way from Frisange, Luxembourg, discovered more about the roots of northwest Iowa during his recent visit.
Marc Klein said he has been interested in genealogy since about 2010 when he discovered relatives of his in Yankton, South Dakota, and Ohio.
When I found some people, I started searching for more and then automatically that led to finding more people, Klein said. I found out a lot of people in my family immigrated to the United States of America.
His first visit to the United State was in 2016 during which he went to Belgium, Wisconsin, where the Luxembourg American Cultural Society & Center is located. The center is home to one of the largest collections of resources pertaining to Luxembourg genealogy, heritage and culture outside of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg itself.
Luxembourg is a very small country, but it is its own country, Klein said. It isnt part if Germany, France or Belgium, but its right in the middle. Its its own country with its own language, which is very important.
He continued his research after his first visit to America…
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