Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930 and Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930.
Title in the Language of the Record
België, Antwerpen, Politie Immigratie
Please put translated title in Flemish here.
Belgique, Anvers, police de l'immigration
Belgien, Antwerpen, Police Immigration
This Collection will include records from 1840-1930
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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Citation for This Collection
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- Belgium, Antwerp Police. Immigration Index and Records. Stadsarchief, Antwerp, Belgium.
The key genealogical facts found on most of these records are:
- Surname and given name
- Year of immigration
- Place of immigration
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Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930
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Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930
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