Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

België, Antwerpen, Politie Immigratie (Dutch/Flemish)
Belgique, Anvers, police de l'immigration (French)

Record Description

These records are in Dutch, Flemish or French. 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.

For a list of file numbers and years currently published in the Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930 collection, select the Browse. link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930." Index and Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Stadspolitie. Rijksarchief te Antwerpen.

Record Content

Records may contain the following information:

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

How to Use the Records

Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930
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.

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.

Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930
To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "File Numbers and Year " category which takes you to the images

Find the folder that contains the file number that was found in the index. This is where you will find your ancestor.

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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Dutch, Flemish or French. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Known Issues with This Collection

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