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Title in the Language of the Record

Belgique, Brabant, registres d’état civil

Record Description

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The collection consists of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths from the Belgian National Archives between 1582 and 1914. The collection also includes marriage proclamations, marriage supplements, and some original indexes. Additional images will be added as they become available.

Find out more about these records at Belgium, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records).

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914.

Record Content

A birth record may provide the following information:

  • Day and hour of birth
  • Name of parents
  • Occupation and age of parents
  • Names of witnesses to the birth
  • Birthplace of the child

A marriage record may provide the following information:

  • Names of the couple
  • Their birthplace and place of residence
  • Birthdates and ages of the couple
  • Names and consent of parents
  • Occupations of the couple to be married
  • Place of residence and occupations of parents

A death record may provide the following information:

  • Day and hour of death
  • Age or birth date of the deceased
  • Birthplace of the deceased
  • Name of the deceased person
  • Marital status of the deceased and former occupation (when applicable)
  • Name of the spouse (when applicable) and may give the date and place of that spouse’s death
  • Indicates if parents are deceased or gives their residence if they are still living. When they are deceased, it may give their burial location
  • Witnesses may be members of the family

How to Use the Record

This section provides information on how to search the collection, such as how to view or read the records.

When searching:
It is helpful to know your ancestor's given name and surname, along with some other identifying information such as the general area where your ancestor lived and estimated event year.

Search the Collection

To search by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Place" category
⇒Select the “Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images

Search the collection images one by one, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Dutch, Flemish or French. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Other Searches

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Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914. Database with Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Citing Rijksarchief te Leuven [Belgium State Archives, Brussels].

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914.


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