Learn about Luxembourg-United States history with LACS Board Member Jean Ensch.
During this talk, Jean will share some of his extensive research about emigration from Luxembourg to the United States. He will give a broad overview of the reasons for emigration from Luxembourg, the transatlantic voyage, and the destination of Luxembourg settlements in the United States.
This program will be offered through Zoom on Saturday, October 23, at 12pm Central Time. Members, please sign in when requesting your ticket.* The Zoom link will be emailed after ticket purchase, and we will send a reminder email a day prior to the event.
About Jean Ensch:
Jean is a founding member of the Luxembourg Genealogical Society (ALGH), President of the Institut Grand Ducal (Section of linguistics, ethnology, and onomastics), and a board member of the LACS. In 2014 he retired from his public service position with the City of Luxembourg after 41 years with the Population Bureau. Jean has conducted research and published extensively in the areas of history, genealogy, demographics and emigration, specifically to the United States. His most recent works include a bibliography on Luxembourg local history dealing with houses and their inhabitants (A la recherche de maisons), and as a contributing author to a biographical and genealogical history of the Luxembourgers in the La Crosse area (Sandra L. Hammes: From Luxembourg to La Crosse and Beyond, 1851-1910), both published in 2017. “Letzte Heimat in der Fremde,” an essay on Luxembourg emigrants’ tombstones in the Midwest, was published in 2019.
This year he published in the exhibition catalog “Pour Élise” of the Luxembourg City Museum “L’environnement familial d’Elise Hack,” a genealogy on the family of Elise Hack, who made a major art donation to the City of Luxembourg and also in the Luxembourg-City magazine “Ons Stad” Vol.123 : “Le don de la Ville de Luxembourg à la Ville de Dormans,” a report on reconstruction help by the City of Luxembourg to the City of Dormans (Champagne), severely damaged in WWI.
*Tickets are per device. So if multiple people plan to watch from the same computer, only one ticket is needed.