Belgium Genealogy

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Guide to Belgium ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Belgium is a country in Europe bordered by The Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France. The official languages are Dutch, French, and German.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Belgium Research

Links to articles on getting started with Belgium research.

Belgium Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Belgium research.

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Belgium Map

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Brussels (Bruxelles) capital region

Flanders region (five provinces) -- Dutch Speaking:

Wallonia Region (five provinces) -- French Speaking:

Note: As a result of the 1993 constitutional revision that furthered devolution into a federal state, there are now three levels of government (federal, regional, and linguistic community) with a complex division of responsibilities.

FamilySearch Resources

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Belgium," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 4 may 2016.