Short and sweet ...
The BELGIUM-ROOTS project was created by Georges Picavet in 1998 for the purpose of assisting the descendants of Belgian emigrants/immigrants living abroad in tracing their Belgian roots and exploring their Belgian heritage.
We did have a main update of the site in Dec 1999, and did put the structure of our site in place. In March 2001 a technical consolidation update followed. This are the foundations, that we will fill the following days, months, years ... with data, transcriptions, links, ... submitted, scanned, transcribed, proofread, verified ... by our very active Team members. We have now more than 80 sitemaps, 200 outline pages and 1000 data pages. What's already present is quite a lot, thanks to our contributors, but we want more ... .
You can subscribe to our Rootsweb mail-list BELGIUM-ROOTS-L (around 900 members) if you click on one of the following links (they will create the subscription mail if you use IE3+ or NS):
- Mail mode (about 200 mails a month)
- Digest mode (about 40 digests a month)
- Or read the Rootsweb mail-list page.
- Or read our mail-list guidelines.
Read our Guidelines, please !!!!
A visit of our site can help you with your research. Start with one of the following pages, take your time to surf around and bookmark those you find usefull for reference.
Links to external pages/sites can be marked with a language code: E=English, D=Dutch, F=French, G=German, I= EDFG and other languages.
- Home Page
- the official entry of our site
- 1st Visit Page (this page)
- long - 9 pages - human readable - you will find each page in 3 clicks through the OUTLINE structure
- Global Site Map
- short - 2 pages - you will find each page in 3 clicks through the SITEMAP structure
- Belgium-Roots Volunteers
- Read this if you want to help us and join our team
- Search engines
- You must use this query boxes, if you want to have a full and rapid access to all the information available on this site (or some other sites)
- Research Help pages
- A start for newcomers, but also for the more experienced ...
- Ships & Passengers Lists
- Already "some" data, but the main part yet to come ...
- Surnames Lists
- Reorganization isn't yet finished, but the data are there
- Places in Belgium
- Is already packed with Belgian place names, but will be expanded ...
- ANd if you didn't find a Belgian place name ... ask it on our mail list BELGIUM-ROOTS-L
- Belgian Surnames, Place names, their explanantion and distribution, ...
- You want to mention one or more BELGIUM-ROOTS pages on your Home Page?
- Feel free to do it. And, if possible, put a link to our Home Page on your links page, with the text:
- The BELGIUM-ROOTS Project assists the descendants of Belgian emigrants/immigrants, living abroad in tracing their Belgian roots and exploring their Belgian heritage.
- And remember:
There are no direct or indirect obligations, financial or otherwise, except for the total and unconditional respect for the personalities and the opinions of all participants.
The BELGIUM-ROOTS Team