Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This wiki article describes a collection that is scheduled to be posted for free online at FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site.
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{{FamilySearch_Collection
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|title=Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1795-1912
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|location=Belgium
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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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{{Incomplete Title Translations}}
  
Civil birth, marriage, and death records have been kept from 1796-1910.
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== Record Description  ==
  
== Collection History<br> ==
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The collection consists of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths from the Belgian National Archives. The collection also includes marriage proclamations, marriage supplements, and some original indexes. Additional images will be added as they become available.
  
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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The events are recorded in Dutch, Flemish or French and cover the years 1795 to 1912.  
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created<br> ===
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== Citation for This Collection&nbsp;  ==
  
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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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.  
  
=== Collection Reliability<br> ===
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{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Registers van de Burgerlijke Stand (civil registration), 1796-1910. Rijksarchief te Leuven, Leuven, Belgium..<!--bibdescend-->}}
  
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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[[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.]]
  
== Collection Description<br> ==
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== Record Content and Use  ==
  
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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<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px" caption=":Belgium, Brabant National Civil Registration Record Examples">
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Image:Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Birth.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Belgium Civil Death Registration (Dutch).jpg|Death Record (Dutch)
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Image:Belgium Civil Death Registration (French).jpg|Death Record (French)
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</gallery>
  
=== Collection Content<br> ===
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For information on the content and use of these records please see the wiki article [[Belgium, General Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
'''A birth record may provide the following information:<br>'''• Day and hour of birth<br>• Name of parents<br>• Occupation and age of parents<br>• Names of witnesses to the birth<br>• Birthplace of the child
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== Related Websites  ==
  
'''A marriage record may provide the following information:<br>'''• Names of the couple<br>• Their birthplace and place of currant residence<br>• Birthdates and ages of the couple<br>• Names and consent of parents<br>• Occupations of the couple to be married<br>• Place of residence and occupations of parents
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[http://www.freesurnamesearch.com/search/belgium.html Belgium National Civil Registration]
  
'''A death record provides the following information:<br>'''• Day and hour of death<br>• Age or birth date of the deceased<br>• Birthplace of the deceased<br>• 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.<br>• Marital status of the deceased and former occupation (when applicable)<br>• Name of the spouse (when applicable) and may give the date and place of that spouse’s death<br>• Indicates if parents are deceased or gives their residence if they are still living. When they are deceased, it may state where.<br>• Witnesses may be members of the family
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
== How to Use the Collection<br> ==
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*[[Belgium Civil Registers]]
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*[[Belgium, General Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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.
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=== Contributions to This Article  ===
  
== Bibliographic Information<br> ==
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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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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
== Related Articles<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.
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Belgium_Civil_Registers Belgium Civil Registers]  
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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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Revision as of 20:18, 13 February 2013

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

Record Description

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

The events are recorded in Dutch, Flemish or French and cover the years 1795 to 1912.

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.

Registers van de Burgerlijke Stand (civil registration), 1796-1910. Rijksarchief te Leuven, Leuven, Belgium..

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content and Use

For information on the content and use of these records please see the wiki article Belgium, General Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Related Websites

Belgium National Civil Registration

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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.