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The FamilySearch moderator for Belgium is Daniel Jones.

This table can help you decide which records to search using the following steps:

Step 1. In column 1, find your goal.

Step 2. In column 2, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

Step 3. In column 3, find additional records that may be useful.

What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Age Civil RegistrationChurch RecordsNotarial Records, Census Cemeteries, Naturalization and CitizenshipEmigration and Immigration
Birth date and birthplace Civil RegistrationChurch RecordsNotarial Records CensusMilitary RecordsCemeteries, Biography
Boundaries (parish, district, or county) Gazetteers, MapsHistory Historical Geography, Church History
Death information Civil RegistrationChurch RecordsNotarial Records CemeteriesProbate Records, Biography
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration Societies, Minorities
Historical background HistoryChurch History Maps, Minorities
Language helps Language and Languages Online Genealogy Records
Living relatives DirectoriesGenealogy Societies, Periodicals
Maiden name Civil RegistrationChurch Records Notarial Records
Marriage information Civil RegistrationChurch Records Notarial Records, Biography
Naming customs Names, Personal Genealogy, Periodicals
Noble families Nobility, Heraldry Genealogy
Occupations DirectoriesChurch RecordsCensus Emigration and ImmigrationMilitary Records
Parents, children, and other family members Civil RegistrationChurch RecordsGenealogy, Societies Probate RecordsNotarial Records, Biography
Physical description Military Records, Biography Online Genealogy Records
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Maps Historical Geography
Places of residence Civil RegistrationDirectoriesEmigration and Immigration Census, Voting Registers, Schools, Taxation
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Genealogy, Periodicals, Societies Biography, History, Nobility, Heraldry, Minorities
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries Societies, Periodicals, Online indexes
Religion Church Records, History Minorities, Cemeteries
Social activities Social Life and Customs History