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| title_language = België, Antwerpen, Politie Immigratie (Dutch/Flemish), Belgique, Anvers, police de l'immigration (French)
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Belgium Civil Registration]]     
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Belgium History]]           
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/belgium/ Belgium Genealogy]         
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://en.geneanet.org/pays/research-genealogy-ancestry-Belgium-BEL Belgium Regional Genealogy]           
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.cyndislist.com/belgium/ Belgium Genealogy Resources List]           
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://adressbuecher.genealogy.net/ Historic Address books: Search]           
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://arch.arch.be/index.php?l=en&m=practical-information&r=our-reading-rooms State Archives of Belgium] 
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== What is in this Collection? ==           
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This collection will include records from 1840-1930. It consists of files kept by the Antwerp City Police on foreign nationals residing in the city. The files may contain documents from a later period. Family name, given name, birth date (or age), residence, nationality, and occupation are included.
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For the index to these records, see the collection Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930. The indexes are handwritten on pre-printed forms. 
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Image:Belgium, Antwerpen, Police Immigration Records DGS5478079 431.jpg|Police Immigration Form, Page 2
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'''These records''' may contain the following information:     
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*Surname and given name 
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==       
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'''To search by image:''' 
  
== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>  
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⇒ Select the "File Numbers and Year" category which takes you to the images
  
België, Antwerpen, Politie Immigratie <br>Please put translated title in '''Flemish''' here. <br>Belgique, Anvers, police de l'immigration <br>Belgien, Antwerpen, Police Immigration  
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Look at each image or record 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 or records and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind there may be more than one person in the records with the same name and you will want to look carefully at dates, places and relations to identify your ancestor from another person. You also may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name if they were known by a nickname or changed their name from the original birth record name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life and may be listed in records with any of those variations.             
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To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.         
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?===             
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*Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.             
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Belgium_Vital_Records_Index vital records] in the country.             
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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 such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. 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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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?===                 
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*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, one or the other collection may be more helpful.                     
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*While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.             
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*Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.       
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.             
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.         
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*Search the indexes and records of [https://familysearch.org/locations/ local genealogical societies].   
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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'''Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration 1840-1930:'''
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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-Antwerp-Police-Immigration-known-issues&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-Antwerp-Police-Immigration-known-issues&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.
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== Citing This Collection == 
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually. 
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016.  België Nationaal Archief, Antwerp (Belgium National Archives, Antwerp).}}
  
== Record Description ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadsarchief Antwerpen, Belgie (Municipal Archives, Antwerp).}}
  
This Collection will include records from 1840-1930<br>  
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The collection consists of files kept by the Antwerp City Police on foreign nationals residing in the city. The files may contain documents from a later period. Family name, given name, birth date (or age), residence, nationality, and occupation are included. For the index to these records, see the collection: Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930. The indexes are handwritten on pre-printed forms.
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'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link 
 
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For a list of file numbers and years currently published in the Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930 collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/2023926/waypoints Browse]. link from the collection landing page.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Stadspolitie. Rijksarchief te Antwerpen.}}
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== Record Content  ==
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[[Image:Belgium Antwerp Police Immigration Index (08-0149) DGS 4331460 603.jpg|thumb]]
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These records may contain the following information:
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*Surname and given name
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*Year of immigration
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*Place of immigration
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== How to Use the Records  ==
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Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930<br> '''To search this collection using the 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.
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This is an index to the Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930 collection. Be sure and copy down the file number next to your ancestor's name so you can locate the record.
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<br> Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930<br> '''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒ Select the ''"Browse"'' link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the ''"File Numbers and Year"'' category which takes you to the images<br>  
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Find the folder that contains the file number that was found in the index. This is where you will find your ancestor.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki 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.
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== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://www.hershfeld.com/family/source.php?sid=S1115&ged=Hershfeld.ged " Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Antwerp Belgium Family History Center]]
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*[[Belgium]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Population]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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 the 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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Record Description
Record Type: Police Immigration
Collection years: 1840-1930
Languages: Dutch, French
Title in the Languages: België, Antwerpen, Politie Immigratie (Dutch/Flemish), Belgique, Anvers, police de l'immigration (French)
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What is in this Collection?

This collection will include records from 1840-1930. It consists of files kept by the Antwerp City Police on foreign nationals residing in the city. The files may contain documents from a later period. Family name, given name, birth date (or age), residence, nationality, and occupation are included.

For the index to these records, see the collection Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930. The indexes are handwritten on pre-printed forms.

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

These records may contain the following information:

  • Surname and given name
  • Year of immigration
  • Place of immigration

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930.
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930.

To search by image:

⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "File Numbers and Year" category which takes you to the images

Look at each image or record 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 or records and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind there may be more than one person in the records with the same name and you will want to look carefully at dates, places and relations to identify your ancestor from another person. You also may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name if they were known by a nickname or changed their name from the original birth record name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life and may be listed in records with any of those variations. To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching vital records in the country.
  • 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 such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?

  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, one or the other collection may be more helpful.
  • While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies.

Known Issues with This Collection

Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration 1840-1930:

Important.png Problems with this collection?
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.

Citing This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. België Nationaal Archief, Antwerp (Belgium National Archives, Antwerp).

Collection Citation:

"Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadsarchief Antwerpen, Belgie (Municipal Archives, Antwerp).

Record Citation

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, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration, 1840-1930.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930.

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