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This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying a translation of the title in '''Dutch''' or '''Flemish''' here.
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| record_type =Civil Registration         
== Record Description ==
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The events are recorded either in Dutch or Flemish totally by hand or in partially pre-printed books where the information is then entered by hand. The name of a child not registered when born will not be given in the death record, but the gender of that child will be. The record also states if the child was stillborn, although sometimes this term was applied to children who died shortly after birth.
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| title_language Belgique, Brabant, registres d’état civil 
== Citation for This Collection ==
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Belgium Church Records]]  
 
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Belgium History]]           
<!--bibdescbegin-->Belgium. Brabant. Registers van de Burgerlijke Stand (civil registration), 1796-1910. Rijksarchief te Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/belgium/ Belgium Genealogy]         
[[Belgium, Brabant National Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)   #Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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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]           
=== Record Content ===
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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
[[Image:Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Birth.jpg|thumb|right|Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Birth.jpg]]
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'''A birth record may provide the following information:<br>'''
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*Day and hour of birth  
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== What is in this Collection? ==           
*Name of parents  
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The collection consists of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths from the Belgian National Archives between 1582 and 1914. The collection also includes marriage proclamations, marriage supplements, and some original indexes. Additional images will be added as they become available.
*Occupation and age of parents  
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*Names of witnesses to the birth  
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Find out more about these records at [[Belgium, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
*Birthplace of the child
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=== Sample Images ===        
[[Image:Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Marriage.jpg|thumb|right|Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Marriage.jpg]]
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'''A marriage record may provide the following information:'''
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Image:Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Birth.jpg|Birth Record
 
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Image:Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
*Names of the couple  
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Image:Belgium Civil Death Registration (Dutch).jpg|Death Record (Dutch)
*Their birthplace and place of currant residence  
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*Birthdates and ages of the couple  
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*Names and consent of parents  
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'''Birth records''' may contain the following information:      
[[Image:Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Death.jpg|thumb|right|Belgium Brabant National Civil Registration Death.jpg]]
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*Day and hour of birth
 
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*Name of parents
'''A death record provides the following information:'''
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*Occupation and age of parents
 
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*Names of witnesses to the birth
*Day and hour of death  
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*Birthplace of the child  
*Age or birth date of the deceased  
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*Birthplace of the deceased  
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'''Marriage records''' may contain the following information:
*Full names of the deceased person, as recollected by those who registered the event. In case of the death of a child who has not been registered as born, no name will be given, but the gender of that child will be. If the child was stillborn it will state that, although sometimes this term was applied to children who died shortly after birth.
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*Names of the couple
*Marital status of the deceased and former occupation (when applicable)  
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*Their birthplace and place of residence
*Name of the spouse (when applicable) and may give the date and place of that spouse’s death  
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*Birthdates and ages of the couple
*Indicates if parents are deceased or gives their residence if they are still living. When they are deceased, it may state where.
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*Names and consent of parents
*Witnesses may be members of the family
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*Occupations of the couple to be married
 
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*Place of residence and occupations of parents  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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'''Death records''' may contain the following information:  
Use civil records, depending on the record, to find the birth, marriage or death date of a person, and also where he was born, his age, name of spouse (if applicable) and name of parents. The records contain even more information than those found in church records. The details presented go far beyond the typical information about the event taking place.
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*Date and Place of Death 
 
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*Day and hour of death
== Related Websites  ==
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*Age or birth date of the deceased
 
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*Birthplace of the deceased
[http://www.freesurnamesearch.com/search/belgium.html Belgium National Civil Registration]
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*Name of the deceased person
 
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*Marital status of the deceased and former occupation (when applicable)
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*Name of the spouse (when applicable) and may give the date and place of that spouse’s death
 
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*Indicates if parents are deceased or gives their residence if they are still living. When they are deceased, it may give their burial location 
[[Belgium Civil Registers|Belgium Civil Registers]]
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*Witnesses may be members of the family  
 
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=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==      
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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'''To search by image:'''  
When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th 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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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> 
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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⇒Select the "Place" category<br>  
 
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⇒Select the “Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
 
 
 
"Belgium Civil Registration, 1795-1910." index and images, [https://www.familysearch.org/ ''FamilySearch''] (accessed April 15, 2011). entry for Maria Theresia Lowette, died 3 September 1886; citing Civil Records, FHL microfilm 1,979,956: Rijksarchienven, Belgium.
 
  
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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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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Belgium-Brabant-Civil-Registration-1582-1912-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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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1582-1914
Languages: Dutch, French
Title in the Languages: Belgique, Brabant, registres d’état civil
FamilySearch Resources
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Rijksarchief te Leuven


What is in this Collection?

The collection consists of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths from the Belgian National Archives between 1582 and 1914. The collection also includes marriage proclamations, marriage supplements, and some original indexes. Additional images will be added as they become available.

Find out more about these records at Belgium, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

Birth records may contain the following information:

  • Day and hour of birth
  • Name of parents
  • Occupation and age of parents
  • Names of witnesses to the birth
  • Birthplace of the child

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Names of the couple
  • Their birthplace and place of residence
  • Birthdates and ages of the couple
  • Names and consent of parents
  • Occupations of the couple to be married
  • Place of residence and occupations of parents

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Death
  • Day and hour of death
  • Age or birth date of the deceased
  • Birthplace of the deceased
  • Name of the deceased person
  • Marital status of the deceased and former occupation (when applicable)
  • Name of the spouse (when applicable) and may give the date and place of that spouse’s death
  • Indicates if parents are deceased or gives their residence if they are still living. When they are deceased, it may give their burial location
  • Witnesses may be members of the family

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914.

To search by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Place" category
⇒Select the “Record Type and Years" 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

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

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914. Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Rijksarchief te Leuven [Belgium State Archives, Brussels].

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

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, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914.

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, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914.

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