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For questions about ancestors and records in the country of Belgium. This includes previous political entities within the geographical boundaries of present-day Belgium, such as the period prior to Belgian independence in 1831.

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Where to begin with British, French, and Belgian ancestry?

I have just recently began my search to find my family history. I traced back using the family tree app my great, great, great great Grandfather; Benoit (Benedict) Spennewyn, but cannot seem to get ...
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Belgium Antwerp Police Immigration Index help [closed]

I am trying to find more information about an ancestor whose name is listed in the Belgian Antwerp police immigration index, but only a name. I have a file number and a page number and an FHL film ...
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Emigration Documents Antwerp 1905 SS Montreal April 1905

I have determined the arrival in Canada information for my great grandfather. From there I was able to determine the exact ship (SS Montreal arrived May 6, 1905) and the exact date of departure from ...
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Ancestors came to England on the "Belgian Mail Packet" in 1920/1921 - How to find those records?

My wife's grandmother (Annie Pieniążek, age 9) emigrated from Poland to Canada in the early 1920s. She travelled from Liverpool to Halifax on the "SS Canada", leaving 10-Feb-1921, and arriving 19-Feb. ...
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Does the name "Geerkens" have a meaning in either old Dutch or German (possibly related to "gherkins")?

The source of my interest is likely obvious. The name itself is much more common in Belgium than in Netherlands though my ancestry on that side is from Schiedam, outside Rotterdam. I include German as ...
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Passenger list from Antwerp, Belgium to the UK in 1908?

My Grandfather was coming from Romania to the UK around 1910. He went through immigration at Antwerp. How do I find the ship he was on? His name was Stan Cancea. Last night I found his immigration ...
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Finding Staquet/Degueldre/Casimir marriage record, likely in Pennsylvania?

I have information that my paternal great grandmother, Leonie Casimir (who settled in Philadelphia, PA, in the US), was married to Jean Baptiste Degueldre. Marriage took place July 30, 1881, in Meux, ...
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What do these extra numbers mean on this ship manifest?

I have a ship manifest for the Vaderland, run by Red Star, departing from Antwerp, Belgium and arriving at New York, New York on November 4, 1904: On line 21 is a Robert Gregorčič fromm Austria and of ...
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Is Libege and Liège the same?

I came across the city name of "Libege" when doing genealogy research. Is Libege a historical spelling of the modern-day city of Liège? Source (among others): Geneagraphie family tree
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Finding the parents of Guillielmus and Egidius Van Sever?

So far I have found quite a bit of information on related family trees on myheritage.com (basically it got added automatically to my tree after filling in a couple) and on the following website: http:/...
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Obtaining Belgian pre-1796 information

Thanks to Napoleon, a lot of registration regarding births, baptisms, deaths, marriages, etc started to happen in Belgium from 1796 on. This helped me get to a point where I know all names (and often ...
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Understanding Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index Numbers?

I am referring to the record marked with an arrow. Can someone tell me what do the numbers or letters in parenthesis after his name and before his birth date mean ? Also on the extracted info on the ...
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World War I Military service for Canada by Belgian living in USA?

My grandfather was born in Belgium, emigrated to the U.S. in 1906 through Ellis Island, then moved to Pennsylvania. He later moved to Detroit, Michigan and started a family. In 1917 he went to Canada ...
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Huguenot lineage from Flanders creates a brick wall

I have been researching the family history of my wife and I, and whilst researching my wife’s family history, it appears that her mother was descended from Huguenots. My wife's mother's maiden name ...
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Sources for late 19th and early 20th century Belgium and France?

I have in my tree an interesting, if hard to pin down, individual named Francis (sometimes François) Unwin who was apparently born in Brussels around 1885. I first encountered him in the 1891 Census ...
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