Belgium Land and Property
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Land and cadastral records (Land registers, Ventes de terres)
Research use: Primarily for family relationships and to extend lineage beyond other existing records.
Record type: Declarations of land ownership, property, estates and purchase agreements.
Time Period: 1250-present.
Content: Land holders’ and renters’ names, taxes and rent paid, dates of deeds, residence, land descriptions, fathers’ names and sometimes names of several generations of ancestors; date and mode of land acquisition (from a parent or grandparent, by dowry, or division).
Location: Provincial, state, city archives.
Population coverage: 10%.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Belgium,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1999.