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== What is in This Collection?  ==
 
== What is in This Collection?  ==
  
This Collection includes records from 1560 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 (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]].
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This Collection includes records from 1560 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 (IGI) - FamilySearch Historical Records |International Genealogical Index]].
  
 
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Belgium
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Location of Belgium in Europe
Record Description
Record Type: Births and Baptisms
Collection years: 1560-1890
Languages:
Title in the Language: België, geboorten en dopen; Belgique, Naissances et baptêmes; Belgien, Geburten und Taufen
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This Collection includes records from 1560 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?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth and baptism

  • The name of the child
  • Gender
  • Date and place of christening, or
  • Date and place of birth
  • Names of the parents

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

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

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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 marriage, 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

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • Check for variations of given names and surnames. It was not uncommon for an individual to be listed under a nickname, middle name, or abbreviation of their given name

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Belgium.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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