Belgium Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Belgium Marriages, 1563-1890
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Record Description
Record Type: Marriages
Collection years: 1563-1890
Languages: Dutch, Flemish
Title in the Language: Belgische huwelijken, 1563-1890
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1563 to 1890.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • The name of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Birth years
  • Birth places
  • Ages of the bride and groom
  • The names of the parents

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Baptisms, 1560-1890 Marriages, 1563-1890 Deaths and Burials, 1564-1900
Antwerpen 0 515 2,012
Belgium 66,994 10,266 5,818
Brabant 1,515 125 1,058
Hainaut 8,556 1,868 0
Liège 105,493 19,254 51,851
Luxembourg 82,201 16,541 3,622
Namur 88,993 10,758 2,821
Totals 354,038 59,327 67,182

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  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

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  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
  • Witnesses or bondsmen listed on the marriage were usually relatives

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Consult the Belgium Record Finder to find other records
  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"Belgique mariages, 1563-1890." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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