Belgium Genealogy

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Guide to Belgium ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

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Beginning Research
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Belgium Background
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The FamilySearch moderator for Belgium is Daniel Jones.

Country Information[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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Finding Your Ancestors' Town in Belgium[edit | edit source]

  • Genealogical records are organized by geographical locality. Civil registration (government birth, marriage, and death records) and church records (christenings/baptisms, marriages, and burials) were kept at the local level.
  • If you do not know your ancestors' town, follow the advice in the Wiki article Belgium Finding Town of Origin to search a variety of records that might provide that information.

Belgium Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Brussels (Bruxelles) Capital RegionWest Flanders (West-Vlaanderen)East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen)Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant)Antwerp (Antwerpen)LimburgLimburgHainautHainautWalloon Brabant (Brabant wallon)NamurLuxembourgLiègeBelgium Map flag colors.png

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Other Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Belgium," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 4 may 2016.