Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Revision as of 18:22, 23 May 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying a translation of the title in Dutch or Flemish here.

Record Description

The events are recorded either in Dutch or Flemish totally by hand or in partially pre-printed books where the information is then entered by hand. The name of a child not registered when born will not be given in the death record, but the gender of that child will be. The record also states if the child was stillborn, although sometimes this term was applied to children who died shortly after birth.

Record Content

Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Birth.jpg

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
Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Marriage.jpg

A marriage record may provide the following information:

  • Names of the couple
  • Their birthplace and place of currant 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
Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Death.jpg

A death record provides the following information:

  • Day and hour of death
  • Age or birth date of the deceased
  • Birthplace of the deceased
  • Full names of the deceased person, as recollected by those who registered the event. In case of the death of a child who has not been registered as born, no name will be given, but the gender of that child will be. If the child was stillborn it will state that, although sometimes this term was applied to children who died shortly after birth.
  • 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 state where.
  • Witnesses may be members of the family

How to Use the Record

Use civil records, depending on the record, to find the birth, marriage or death date of a person, and also where he was born, his age, name of spouse (if applicable) and name of parents. The records contain even more information than those found in church records. The details presented go far beyond the typical information about the event taking place.

Related Websites

Belgium National Civil Registration

Related Wiki Articles

Belgium Civil Registers

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Examples of Sources Citations for a Record in This Collection

"Belgium Civil Registration, 1795-1910." index and images, FamilySearch (accessed April 15, 2011). entry for Maria Theresia Lowette, died 3 September 1886; citing Civil Records, FHL microfilm 1,979,956: Rijksarchienven, Belgium.

Citation for This Collection

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

Belgium. Brabant. Registers van de Burgerlijke Stand (civil registration), 1796-1910. Rijksarchief te Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.