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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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== Record Description  ==
 
== 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.  
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The events are recorded in Dutch, Flemish or French and cover the years 1711 to 1906.  
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East Flanders (Dutch: Oost-Vlaanderen, French: Flandre-Orientale) is a province of Flanders.  
  
== Citation for This Collection  ==
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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.
  
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.  
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The events are recorded in [[Netherlands Language and Languages|Dutch, Flemish or French]] and cover the years 1541-1912.  
  
{{Collection citation| text ="Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1711-1906". Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Rijksarchief te Oost-Vlaanderen.}}
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For information on the content and use of records please see the wiki article [[Belgium, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
[[Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content and Use ==
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== Record Content  ==
  
 
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For information on the content and use of records please see the wiki article [[Belgium, General Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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'''Birth Records''' generally contain the following information:
  
==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
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*Birth date and place of birth
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*Name of child
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*If still-born, illegitimate, or twin
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*Gender
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*Names of parents, father's occupation and their residence
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*Birth place of father
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*Birth place of mother
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*Date and number of record
  
These records are in Dutch, Flemish and French so you will need to be able to understand these written languages. For help with reading the records, see the wiki articles:  
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'''Baptism Records''' generally contain the following information:
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*Date and Place of Event
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*Name of Child
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*Age or Birth Date
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*Legitimacy
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*Names of Parents
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*Residence Place
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*Witnesses or Godparents
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'''Marriage Records''' generally contain the following information:
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*Date and Place of Event
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*Name of Bride and Groom
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*Residence, Marital Status, and Age
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*Names of Parents
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*Names of Witnesses
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'''Marriage Intentions''' generally include:
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*Full Names of the Couple
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*Ages of the Couple
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*Marital Status, Prior to this Marriage
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*Occupation
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*Residence
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'''Marriage Proclamations and Supplements''' generally include:
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*Date and Place of Event
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*Names of Bride and Groom
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'''Death Records''' generally contain the following information:
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*Date and Place of Death
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*Name of Deceased Person
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*Age or Birth Date
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*Residence Place and sometimes the Place of Origin
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*Cause of Death
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*Marital Status
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*If Married, the Name of the Spouse and sometimes the Names of Children
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*Sometimes Names of Parents
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*Names of Witnesses
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
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*Some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated event year, and family relationships
 +
 
 +
=== Search the Collection  ===
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'''To search by index:'''<br> Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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.
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'''To browse by image:'''<br>
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>
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⇒Select the appropriate "Place" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
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Look at each image 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.
 +
 
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With either search keep in mind:
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*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.
 +
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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These records are in Dutch, Flemish and French so it is helpful to be able to understand these written languages. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
  
 
*[[Netherlands Language and Languages]]  
 
*[[Netherlands Language and Languages]]  
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You may also want to see the 3 FamilySearch Tutorials on [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Netherlands%22 "Reading Dutch Written Records"]  
 
You may also want to see the 3 FamilySearch Tutorials on [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Netherlands%22 "Reading Dutch Written Records"]  
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=== Using the Information  ===
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 +
*Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
 +
*Check for variant spellings of the names.
 +
*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives
 +
*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
 +
 +
=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
 +
 +
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
 +
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities. Be aware that boundary changes could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring locality.
 +
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Belgium-East-Flanders-Civil-Registration-1541-1910&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Belgium-East-Flanders-Civil-Registration-1541-1910&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. 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.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
*[http://www.genver.be/be/indexvo.htm Genver - This website can help simplify getting to the correct location in this collection. (Website is in Dutch.) ]
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[https://sites.google.com/site/belgiumancestry/ Belgium Ancestry]  
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*[http://zoekakten.nl Zoekakten] - This website is in Dutch. It narrows down this collection by different regions and records.  
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/belgiumancestry/ Belgium Ancestry]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Belgium]]
 
 
*[[Belgium Civil Registers]]  
 
*[[Belgium Civil Registers]]  
*[[Belgium, General Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
*[[Belgium Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Belgium Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Belgium Genealogy|Belgium]]  
*[[Belgium, Brabant Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Belgium, Luxembourg, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Belgium Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Belgium Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Belgium Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Belgium Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Belgium Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Belgium Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article ===
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for this Collection ==
  
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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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
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 ===
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation| text ="Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1912." Database with Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Rijksarchief te Oost-Vlaanderen [Belgium State Archives, Oost-Vlaanderen].}}<br><br>
  
{{Incomplete Citations}}  
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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Latest revision as of 16:26, 19 January 2016

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

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Belgique, Flandre-Orientale, registres d’état civil

Record Description

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East Flanders (Dutch: Oost-Vlaanderen, French: Flandre-Orientale) is a province of Flanders.

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 1541-1912.

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

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1912.

Record Content

Birth Records generally contain the following information:

  • Birth date and place of birth
  • Name of child
  • If still-born, illegitimate, or twin
  • Gender
  • Names of parents, father's occupation and their residence
  • Birth place of father
  • Birth place of mother
  • Date and number of record

Baptism Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Event
  • Name of Child
  • Age or Birth Date
  • Legitimacy
  • Names of Parents
  • Residence Place
  • Witnesses or Godparents

Marriage Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Event
  • Name of Bride and Groom
  • Residence, Marital Status, and Age
  • Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

Marriage Intentions generally include:

  • Full Names of the Couple
  • Ages of the Couple
  • Marital Status, Prior to this Marriage
  • Occupation
  • Residence

Marriage Proclamations and Supplements generally include:

  • Date and Place of Event
  • Names of Bride and Groom

Death Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Death
  • Name of Deceased Person
  • Age or Birth Date
  • Residence Place and sometimes the Place of Origin
  • Cause of Death
  • Marital Status
  • If Married, the Name of the Spouse and sometimes the Names of Children
  • Sometimes Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated event year, and family relationships

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 ancestors 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:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Place"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image 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.

With either search 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Dutch, Flemish and French so it is helpful to be able to understand these written languages. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

You may also want to see the 3 FamilySearch Tutorials on "Reading Dutch Written Records"

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities. Be aware that boundary changes could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring locality.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

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 support@familysearch.org. 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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

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


Citations for this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.


Collection Citation:

"Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1912." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Rijksarchief te Oost-Vlaanderen [Belgium State Archives, Oost-Vlaanderen].

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, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1912.

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, East Flanders, C...l Registration, 1541-1912.

 

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