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{{Infobox Country
 
{{Infobox Country
|native_name              = ''Koninkrijk België''<br/>''Royaume de Belgique''<br/>''Königreich Belgien''
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|native_name              = '''''Koninkrijk België'''''<br/>'''''Royaume de Belgique'''''<br/>'''''Königreich Belgien'''''
|conventional_long_name  = Kingdom of Belgium
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|conventional_long_name  = '''Kingdom of Belgium'''
 
|common_name              = Belgium
 
|common_name              = Belgium
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|image_flag              = 450px-Flag of Belgium.png
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|image_coat              = Belgium coat of arms large.png
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|symbol_type              = Coat of arms
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|image_map                = LocationBelgium.png
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|official_languages      = Dutch, French, German
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|capital                  = Brussels
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|latd=50 |latm=54 |latNS=N |longd=4 |longm=32 |longEW=E
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|government_type          = Federal constitutional monarchy
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|sovereignty_type        = Independence
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|sovereignty_note        = from the Netherlands
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|established_event1      = Declared
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|established_date1        = October 4, 1830
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|established_event2      = Recognised
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|established_date2        = Treaty of London, April 19, 1839
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|area                    = 30,528
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|areami²                  = 11,787
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|area_magnitude          = 1 E10
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|percent_water            = 6.4
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|population_estimate      = 10,419,000 <!--UN estimate for mid-2005-->
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|population_estimate_year = 2005
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|population_census        = 10,296,350
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|population_census_year  = 2001
 
}}
 
}}
 
The '''Kingdom of Belgium''' (Dutch: Koninkrijk België; French: Royaume de Belgique; German: Königreich Belgien) is a country in northwest Europe bordered by [[Netherlands|the Netherlands]], [[Germany]], [[Luxembourg]] and [[France]]. Belgium has a population of over ten million people, in an area of around 30,000 square kilometres (11,700&nbsp;square miles).
 
The '''Kingdom of Belgium''' (Dutch: Koninkrijk België; French: Royaume de Belgique; German: Königreich Belgien) is a country in northwest Europe bordered by [[Netherlands|the Netherlands]], [[Germany]], [[Luxembourg]] and [[France]]. Belgium has a population of over ten million people, in an area of around 30,000 square kilometres (11,700&nbsp;square miles).
  
 
==Genealogical Associations==
 
==Genealogical Associations==
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*[http://svvf.be/ svvf] - The overarching organisation of Flemish genealogist
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*[http://users.skynet.be/sky60754/vvf/index.htm VVF] - Flemish Society for Genealogy.
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*[http://www.vcgh.be/ VCGH] - Flemish Centre for Genealogy and Heraldry.
  
 
==History relevant to genealogists==
 
==History relevant to genealogists==
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==Digital Archives==
 
==Digital Archives==
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===Free===
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*[http://stadsarchief.antwerpen.be/Unrestricted/Zoeken.aspx City archive Antwerps search] Here you can search in the population registers, building acts and fotoarchive. A selection:
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** [http://stadsarchief.antwerpen.be/Unrestricted/Folder.aspx?r_object_id=0b041acf8003b935 foreigners registry Antwerps]: usefull for Americans, as many boats left from Antwerps to New York. The foreigners needed to register to stay in Antwerps while waiting for the boat.
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*[http://www.vrijwilligersrab.be/index.html West-Flemish Genealogical records] Here you find a '''free''' overview (in a table as well as on a map) of the genealogical records of West Flanders which have been entered by voluntary co-operators of the Public Record Office of Bruges. You find indexes on parochial registers, civil status, census, population registers, lawsuits, state of goods, notary deeds, declaration of heritages, popp maps. Furthermore, of the city archives of Bruges and Courtrais (Kortrijk), an index is given with what can be accessed from microfilm.
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*[http://www.stadsarchieftongeren.be/ City archive of Tongeren]. An online search is offered
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===Semi Non-Free===
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*[http://www.win.ua.ac.be/~pavp/ariadne/ Ariadne] - Archive of the SVVF with indexes on sources. Parts are free. Other parts are free to use by members of SVVF (access code is in the monthly publication). Accessible in the archive centres for non-members on paying archive entry fee.
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===Online collections===
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These collections are normally put online by volunteers.
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*[http://belgium.rootsweb.com/rep/br/files/ship_passengerlists.html passenger lists] - Rootsweb section on ships that departed from Belgium to America (see above with anterps city archive too).
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*[http://home.versateladsl.be/erikwitter/ Erik Witter] - Marriage lists for Denderleeuw, Iddergem and Welle
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*[http://gw0.geneanet.org/index.php3?b=b3545halen Halen] - Parish Registries and Civil Status of Halen (with Loksbergen en Zelem). Only Civil Status of Halen is finished at the moment.
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*[http://users.pandora.be/ABL1914/BWG/BWGfront.htm Belgian War Graves] - Overview of Belgian War Graves of first and second worldwar.
  
 
==Archives==
 
==Archives==
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===State archives===
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*[http://arch.arch.be Algemeen Rijksarchief en Rijksarchief in de Provinciën]
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===City archives===
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*[http://stadsarchief.antwerpen.be Stadsarchief Antwerpen] Antwerps
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*[http://www.brugge.be Stadsarchief Brugge] Bruges
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*[http://www.microware.be/dd/archief.htm Stadsarchief Dendermonde] Dendermonde.
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*[http://www.gent.be/zwartedoos Stadsarchief Gent] Ghent
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*[http://www.ieper.be/Default.aspx?SGREF=2517 Stadsarchief Ieper] Ypres
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*[http://www.mechelen.be/archief Stadsarchief Mechelen] Mechelen
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*[http://www.stniklaas.be/biblioth.htm Stadsarchief Sint-Niklaas] Saint-Nicholas
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===Local archives===
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*[http://www.deuzie.be/ Stekene] Stekene Kemzeke Koewacht Klein-Sinaai Hellestraat
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===Provincial===
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*[http://www.provant.be/archief Provincie Antwerpen (archief)] Antwerps
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*[http://www.west-vlaanderen.be/upload/archiefdienst/index.htm Provincie West-Vlaanderen (Archief)] West-Flanders
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*[http://www.oost-vlaanderen.be/public/over_provincie/geschiedenis/archief/rijksarchieven/ East-Flanders]
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**[http://arch.arch.be/gent.htm Archive in Ghent]
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**[http://arch.arch.be/beveren.htm Archive in Beveren]
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===Universities===
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*[http://www.admin.rug.ac.be/ArchiefRUG/index/html Universiteitsarchief Universiteit Gent] Ghent Univerity
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*[http://www.kuleuven.ac.be Universiteitsarchief KU Leuven] Leuven
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==Main sources of genealogical information==
 
==Main sources of genealogical information==
 
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==Links to pages with more links and information==
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium About:Belgium]
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===Genealogy dedicated wiki's===
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* [http://www.geneawiki.be geneawiki.be] The wiki made by the svvf suborganisation ''Computer and Genealogy'', a non-profit organisation.
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* [http://genealogie-limburg.net/genwiki/index.php/Hoofdpagina Limburg wiki] Genealogy in the province of Limburg
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===Link sites===
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*[http://groups.msn.com/GENPALS2003/belgium.msnw GENPALS]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~gsfa/index.html Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans]
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*[http://genealogie.start.be/ start.be]
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*[http://geneaknowhow.net/digi/bronnen.html geneaknowhow] a lot of digital sources from The Netherlands and Belgium : update nearly every day
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*[http://www.zeeuwengezocht.nl/ ISIS] If you have ascendants from 'Zeeuws-Vlaanderen' : the southern part of The Netherlands
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[[Category:Countries]]

Latest revision as of 00:29, 2 July 2021

Koninkrijk België
Royaume de Belgique
Königreich Belgien
Kingdom of Belgium
Flag of Belgium Coat of arms of Belgium
Flag Coat of arms


Location of Belgium


Capital Brussels
50°54'N 4°32'E
Official languages Dutch, French, German


Government Federal constitutional monarchy
Independence from the Netherlands 
 -  Declared October 4, 1830 
 -  Recognised Treaty of London, April 19, 1839 



Area
 -  Total 30,528 km² 
11,787 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 6.4
Population
 -  2005 estimate 10,419,000 
 -  2001 census 10,296,350 



The Kingdom of Belgium (Dutch: Koninkrijk België; French: Royaume de Belgique; German: Königreich Belgien) is a country in northwest Europe bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France. Belgium has a population of over ten million people, in an area of around 30,000 square kilometres (11,700 square miles).

Genealogical Associations

  • svvf - The overarching organisation of Flemish genealogist
  • VVF - Flemish Society for Genealogy.
  • VCGH - Flemish Centre for Genealogy and Heraldry.

History relevant to genealogists

Todo

Digital Archives

Free

  • City archive Antwerps search Here you can search in the population registers, building acts and fotoarchive. A selection:
    • foreigners registry Antwerps: usefull for Americans, as many boats left from Antwerps to New York. The foreigners needed to register to stay in Antwerps while waiting for the boat.
  • West-Flemish Genealogical records Here you find a free overview (in a table as well as on a map) of the genealogical records of West Flanders which have been entered by voluntary co-operators of the Public Record Office of Bruges. You find indexes on parochial registers, civil status, census, population registers, lawsuits, state of goods, notary deeds, declaration of heritages, popp maps. Furthermore, of the city archives of Bruges and Courtrais (Kortrijk), an index is given with what can be accessed from microfilm.
  • City archive of Tongeren. An online search is offered

Semi Non-Free

  • Ariadne - Archive of the SVVF with indexes on sources. Parts are free. Other parts are free to use by members of SVVF (access code is in the monthly publication). Accessible in the archive centres for non-members on paying archive entry fee.

Online collections

These collections are normally put online by volunteers.

  • passenger lists - Rootsweb section on ships that departed from Belgium to America (see above with anterps city archive too).
  • Erik Witter - Marriage lists for Denderleeuw, Iddergem and Welle
  • Halen - Parish Registries and Civil Status of Halen (with Loksbergen en Zelem). Only Civil Status of Halen is finished at the moment.
  • Belgian War Graves - Overview of Belgian War Graves of first and second worldwar.

Archives

State archives

City archives

Local archives

  • Stekene Stekene Kemzeke Koewacht Klein-Sinaai Hellestraat


Provincial

Universities


Main sources of genealogical information

Todo

Links to pages with more links and information

About:Belgium

Genealogy dedicated wiki's

  • geneawiki.be The wiki made by the svvf suborganisation Computer and Genealogy, a non-profit organisation.
  • Limburg wiki Genealogy in the province of Limburg

Link sites