Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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==== ''This wiki article describes a collection that is scheduled to become available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search.'' ====
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== Foreign Language Title  ==
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
  
== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying a translation of the title in '''Dutch''' or '''Flemish''' here.
  
Civil birth, marriage, and death records have been kept from 1796-1910.
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== Record Description  ==
  
== Record History<br> ==
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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.
  
In 1795 Belgium was annexed by France. Napoleon Bonaparte instituted the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths. Civil registration occurs on a town-by-town basis, and is supplemented with decennial indexes to the registers which generally begin by 1802. Many of the earliest records from this time follow the French Revolutionary calendar established in France in October 1793 which was abolished by Napoleon, January1, 1806.
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== Citation for This Collection  ==
  
=== Why This Record Was Created<br> ===
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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.
  
Civil registration was instituted to record births, marriages, deaths because not everyone was baptized, married or buried in a church. It provided for a more complete registration of vital events for the whole population.  
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<!--bibdescbegin-->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.<!--bibdescend-->
  
=== Record Reliability<br> ===
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[[Belgium, Brabant National Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)    #Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
Civil records are the primary source for research after 1796. They are recorded by either the mayor himself or a government clerk within 3 days of the event. They are generally correct as far as the information goes, as the event was registered by those who were eyewitnesses of the event. Barring spelling errors or faulty memory civil records are as accurate as possible.
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=== Record Content  ===
  
== Record Description<br> ==
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[[Image:Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Birth.jpg|thumb|right|Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Birth.jpg]]
  
The events are recorded either totally by hand or in partially pre-printed books where the information is then entered by hand.
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'''A birth record may provide the following information:<br>'''
  
=== Record Content[[Image:Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Birth.jpg|thumb|right]]<br> ===
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*Day and hour of birth
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*Name of parents
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*Occupation and age of parents
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*Names of witnesses to the birth
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*Birthplace of the child
  
'''A birth record may provide the following information:<br>'''
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[[Image:Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Marriage.jpg|thumb|right|Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Marriage.jpg]]
  
*Day and hour of birth
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'''A marriage record may provide the following information:'''  
*Name of parents
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*Occupation and age of parents
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*Names of witnesses to the birth
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*Birthplace of the child
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'''A marriage record may provide the following information:[[Image:Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>'''
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*Names of the couple
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*Names of the couple  
*Their birthplace and place of currant residence
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*Their birthplace and place of currant residence  
*Birthdates and ages of the couple
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*Birthdates and ages of the couple  
*Names and consent of parents
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*Names and consent of parents  
*Occupations of the couple to be married
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*Occupations of the couple to be married  
 
*Place of residence and occupations of parents
 
*Place of residence and occupations of parents
  
'''A death record provides the following information:[[Image:Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Death.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>'''
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[[Image:Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Death.jpg|thumb|right|Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Death.jpg]]  
  
*Day and hour of death
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'''A death record provides the following information:'''
*Age or birth date of the deceased
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*Birthplace of the deceased
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*Day and hour of death  
*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.
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*Age or birth date of the deceased  
*Marital status of the deceased and former occupation (when applicable)
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*Birthplace of the deceased  
*Name of the spouse (when applicable) and may give the date and place of that spouse’s death
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*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.  
*Indicates if parents are deceased or gives their residence if they are still living. When they are deceased, it may state where.
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*Marital status of the deceased and former occupation (when applicable)  
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*Name of the spouse (when applicable) and may give the date and place of that spouse’s death  
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*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
 
*Witnesses may be members of the family
  
== How to Use the Record<br> ==
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== 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.  
 
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 ==
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== Related Websites ==
 
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This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Belgium_Civil_Registers Belgium Civil Registers]&nbsp;
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[http://www.freesurnamesearch.com/search/belgium.html Belgium National Civil Registration]  
  
== Sources of This Collection ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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.
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[[Belgium Civil Registers|Belgium Civil Registers]]
  
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=== Contributions to This Article  ===
  
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==== How to Cite Your Sources ====
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
''Instructions for citing this source can be found at: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Cite_Your_Sources_%28Source_Footnotes%29 Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)]''<br><br>
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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.  
  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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"Belgium Civil Registration, 1795-1910." index and images, [https://www.familysearch.org/ ''FamilySearch''] (accessed April 15, 2011). entry for Maria Theresia Lowette, died 3 September 1886; citing Civil Records, FHL microfilm 1,979,956: Rijksarchienven, Belgium.
  
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[[Category:Belgium|Brabant]]
 
[[Category:Belgium|Brabant]]

Revision as of 17:25, 16 August 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.

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.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

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.

Citation Example for a Record Found 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.