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''[[Europe]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''[[Belgium Genealogy|Belgium]]'''{{Belgium-sidebar}}Guide to '''Belgium ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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==Country Information==
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Belgium is a country in Europe bordered by [[The Netherlands Genealogy|The Netherlands]], [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]], [[Luxembourg Genealogy|Luxembourg]], and [[France Genealogy|France]]. The official languages are Dutch, French, and German.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Belgium," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium, accessed 4 may 2016.</ref>
  
== Getting started with Belgium research  ==
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==Getting Started ==
 
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Since the middle ages, Belgium has been dominated by powerful nations such as Spain, France, and the Netherlands.&nbsp; Although its social, political, and relgious identity has evolved over these many years it began to earnestly striving to gain its independence from the Netherlands in 1830. The London Convention of April 19 1839, also known as the Article XXIV of the Convention, marks the recognition of the Belgian independence.
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Belgium was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II.
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<h3>Getting Started with Belgium Research</h3>
 
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Links to articles on getting started with Belgium research.
The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Tensions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy.
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*[[Belgium Civil Registration]]
 
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*[[Belgium Church Records]]
== Jurisdictions  ==
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Brussels* (Bruxelles) capital region
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Flanders* region (five provinces) -- Dutch Speaking:  
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*Antwerpen (Antwerp) Province
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[http://de-wit.net/bronnen/antwerpen-gesneuvelden-1914-1918.htm WWI casualties (1914-1918)]
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*Limburg Province
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*Oost-Vlaanderen (East Flanders) Province
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*Vlaams-Brabant (Flemish Brabant) Province
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*West-Vlaanderen (West Flanders) Province
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Wallonia Region (five provinces) -- French Speaking:
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*Brabant Wallon (Walloon Brabant) Province
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*Hainaut Province
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*Liege Province
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*Luxembourg Province
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*Namur Province
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<br>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.  
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== Research Tools  ==
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<h3>Belgium Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Belgium research.
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*[http://de-wit.net/bronnen/antwerpen-gesneuvelden-1914-1918.htm WWI casualties (1914-1918)]
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*[http://www.brussels.be/artdet.cfm/7545 Birth,Death,Marriage,Divorce and Other Certificate procedures]
 
*[[Belgium Websites|Websites]]
 
*[[Belgium Websites|Websites]]
 
*[[Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration &nbsp;(FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
 
*(language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
 
*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
 
 
The following information comes from the periodical "Belgian Laces": Here is a web-site that will help you find villages or towns that may no longer exist on current Belgian maps: [http://www.notrebelgique.be/fr/index.php Notre Belgique] <br>Under "Coin Lecture" you will find 4 choices: <br>
 
 
'''Le Saviez-vous''' gives you a story behind the creation of Belgium's National Anthem, "La Brabançonne"
 
 
'''Vieux Metiers''' contains a short list of occupations (in French)
 
 
'''Dictionnaires''' offers 3 choices:
 
 
*A 1802 Geographic Dictionary of all Departments in France (3 volumes in alphabetical order)
 
 
*A Geographic dictionary of the 13 Departments in Belgium and East of the Rhein River (2 volumes)
 
 
*A 1882 Belgian Geographic dictionary
 
 
They are expecting to add more books in the future. Nine are currently underway.
 
 
<br>'''Bibliotheque''' - under Construction - will offer
 
 
*Etymology
 
 
*Toponymy
 
 
*History of Belgium
 
 
*Dictionary of localities
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections&nbsp;are found at:'''
 
 
*[[Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration &nbsp;(FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Belgium Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Belgium Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Belgium Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Belgium Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historica Recordsl)]]
 
*[[Belgium Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Belgium Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Belgium Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Belgium Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records]])
 
 
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
 
 
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==Jurisdictions==
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<b>Brussels (Bruxelles) capital region</b>
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*[[Brussels (Bruxelles) Capital Region, Belgium Genealogy|Brussels (Bruxelles) Capital Region]]
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*[[Antwerpen, Belgium Genealogy|Antwerpen (Antwerp) Province]]
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*[[Limburg, Belgium Genealogy|Limburg Province]]
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*[[Oost Vlaanderen, Belgium Genealogy|Oost-Vlaanderen (East Flanders) Province]]
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*[[Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium Genealogy|Vlaams-Brabant (Flemish Brabant) Province]]
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*[[West Vlaanderen, Belgium Genealogy|West-Vlaanderen (West Flanders) Province]]
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<b>Wallonia Region (five provinces) -- French Speaking:</b>  
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*[[Brabant Wallon, Belgium Genealogy|Brabant Wallon (Walloon Brabant) Province]]
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*[[Hainaut, Belgium Genealogy|Hainaut Province]]
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*[[Liège, Belgium Genealogy|Liège Province]]
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*[[Luxembourg, Belgium Genealogy|Luxembourg Province]]
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*[[Namur, Belgium Genealogy|Namur Province]]
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*[[Belgium Civil Registers|Civil Registration]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927071?region=Belgium Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Belgium Family History Center locator map]
*[[Golden Book of the Firecard]] (Guldenboek der Vuurkaart)
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*[[Where Can I Find Online Indexes of Belgian Records?|Online Indexes]]
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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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Jurisdictions


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

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Belgium," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium, accessed 4 may 2016.