Belgium Census

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Census and population registers (Volkstellingen, Registers der bevolking, Recensement, centième)[edit | edit source]

Research use: Verifies family linkages from other records, shows relationships, places of birth of parents, previous residence, extended families.

Record type: Enumeration and registers of population.

Time Period: 1792-present.

Content: Names of residents, new arrivals and those requesting moves in a community. Includes registers of those with specific occupations such as domestic servants, tradesmen, laborers, etc. Shows birth dates or ages, birth places, parents’, spouse’s, children’s, other relatives’ names, previous residence, removal and arrival dates, current residence, occupations, and citizenship status.

Location: Provincial, state, city and municipal archives and registry offices.

Population coverage: 80%.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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.