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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
'''To search by index:'''<br>Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the people 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.  
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'''To search by name:'''<br>Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the people 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.  
  
 
'''To browse by image:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒Select the "Place" category<br>⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images  
 
'''To browse by image:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒Select the "Place" category<br>⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==

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Title in the Language of the Record[edit | edit source]

Belgique, Limbourg, registres d’état civil, 1798-1906

Record Description[edit | edit source]

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You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906.

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

These records are written in Dutch, Flemish or French and cover the years 1798-1906.

For information on the content and use of these records please see the wiki article Belgium, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Birth Records generally contain the following information:

  • Birth date and place of birth
  • Name of child
  • If still-born, illegitimate, or twin
  • Gender
  • Names of parents, father's occupation and their residence
  • Birth place of father
  • Birth place of mother
  • Date and number of record

Marriage Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Event
  • Name of Bride and Groom
  • Residence, Marital Status, and Age
  • Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

Death Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Death
  • Name of Deceased Person
  • Age or Birth Date
  • Residence Place and sometimes the Place of Origin
  • Cause of Death
  • Marital Status
  • If Married, the Name of the Spouse and sometimes the Names of Children
  • Sometimes Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

How to Use the Records[edit | edit source]

To search by name:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the people 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.

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒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

Search the collection by image, 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 and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Dutch, Flemish and French so you will need to be able to understand these written languages. For help with reading the records, see the wiki articles:

You may also want to see the 3 FamilySearch Tutorials on "Reading Dutch Written Records"

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Don't overlook FHL Place Belgium, Limburg items or FHL Keyword Belgium, Limburg items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

Known Issues with This Collection[edit | edit source]

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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.

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

How You Can Contribute[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]

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, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Rijksarchief te Limburg [Belgium National Archive, Limburg].


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906.


Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found 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, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906.