Belgium Emigration and Immigration
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The FamilySearch moderator for Belgium is Daniel Jones.
Online Records[edit | edit source]
- 1840-1930 Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index & images
- 1840-1930 Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; images only; Also at MyHeritage; index & images ($)
- 1890-1960 Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960 at FindMyPast; index & images ($); includes those with Destination of Belgium
- 1904-1914 Germany, Bremen Passenger Departure Lists, 1904-1914 at MyHeritage; index & images ($); includes those with Destination of Belgium
- 1921-1939 Reseñas de pasaportes de varios consulados, 1921-1939; images only - includes those in Belgium
Emigration records (Emigratie registers, Registres des émigrés)[edit | edit source]
Research use: Very valuable for making proper connections to place of origin and residence in Belgium. Many researchers do not know their ancestor's place of origin.
Record type: Lists of emigrants and immigrants, and permissions for those moving within Belgium.
Time Period: 1500-present.
Content: Emigrants’ names, ages, occupations, birth dates and places, residences, destination; wife’s and childrens’ given names and ages or number of children; reasons for emigration; taxes paid; religion, military service, etc.
Location: Provincial and municipal archives.
Population coverage: 5-10%.
For an extensive article with many resources, click here.
Surname Distribution Maps[edit | edit source]
Sometimes it is possible to guess where an immigrant originated through surname distribution maps.
Emigration to Sweden[edit | edit source]
A large group of emigrants left Wallonia to work in promoting mining and industry in Sweden. For more, see: Vallons in Sweden.
References[edit | edit source]
- 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.