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=== Belgium Research Strategies  ===
 
=== Belgium Research Strategies  ===
*[[Belgium Record Finder|Record Finder]]
 
*[[Belgium Finding Town of Origin|Finding Towns of Origin]]
 
 
=== Belgium Research Tips  ===
 
 
*[[A General Strategy to Identify your Ancestors]]
 
  
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* [[Belgium: A Strategy to Identify your Ancestors|A Strategy to Identify your Ancestors]]
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* [[Belgium Record Finder|Record Finder]]: a summary to know where to find information.
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* A Guide to [[Belgium Finding Town of Origin|find the Town of Origin]] for migrants from Belgium.
  
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=== Belgium Research Tips  ===
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* Do not rush back in time. It takes time before you get used to the handwriting of older texts. If you go back too quickly, the documents will be difficult to read.
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* Not all documents are in the same language. The first names are often translated into the language of the text.
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* The civil registration was introduced during the French revolution, the earliest records used the calendar of the French republic, which is completely different from the Gregorian calendar.
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* Add sources. This takes a few seconds at first, but makes it easy to check later. Each record contains a lot of information, some of it might interest you in the future.
  
 
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[[Category:Belgium]][[Category:Belgium Research Strategies]]

Latest revision as of 20:12, 25 September 2020

Belgium Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Belgium Background
Local Research Resources
Moderator

The FamilySearch moderator for Belgium is Daniel Jones.


Purpose of Research Tips and Strategies Wiki Page

The Belgium Research Tips and Strategies page consists of links to specific research strategies for Belgium. It also contains general tips and other resources for finding your ancestors in this locality.



Belgium Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

Belgium Research Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Do not rush back in time. It takes time before you get used to the handwriting of older texts. If you go back too quickly, the documents will be difficult to read.
  • Not all documents are in the same language. The first names are often translated into the language of the text.
  • The civil registration was introduced during the French revolution, the earliest records used the calendar of the French republic, which is completely different from the Gregorian calendar.
  • Add sources. This takes a few seconds at first, but makes it easy to check later. Each record contains a lot of information, some of it might interest you in the future.