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Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Record Description

This collection contains images of census records and population registers. Not every municipality is included. Most records cover about 1830-1910. Records are arranged either chronologically, alphabetically, by neighborhood or village. Some volumes are indexed and some places contain separate index volumes.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Belgium General Archive and National Archive in the Provinces. Belgium Census and Population Registers, 1472-1912. The Belgian National Archives, Bruxelles, Belgium.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These census and population registers may include the following information:

  • Name of head of household
  • Names of family members
  • Date of birth
  • Birth place
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the 'Province' category
⇒ Select the 'Municipality' category
⇒ Select the 'Record Type, Years and Volume' category which takes you to the images.

Look at the 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. Keep in mind: There may be more than one person in the records with the same name. You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing 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:

"Collection Title." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives of Belgium, Brussels.

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 Census and Population Registers, 1472-1912.

 

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