The following boards (and boards categories) can be used for genealogical research related to Belgium in one way or an other. This listing is also a short introduction to the somewhat complex subdivision of Belgium. For more about this go to the territorial subdivisions page of the Belgium section.
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Category: Western Europe
CommunitiesTerritorial subdivision of Belgium, based on linguistic communities. The use of one or two of the other languages is authorized in 27 municipalities, called "municipalities with facilities". Brussels with 19 municipalities is a bi-lingual region
DGBTerritorial entity where German is the administrative language for official use.
Vlaamse GemeenschapTerritorial entities where Dutch is the administrative language for official use. The administration of this level has merged with that of the "Vlaamse Gewest"
Communauté Française de BelgiqueTerritorial entities where French is the administrative language for official use. This entity has delegated most of his competences to the regions.
RegionsTerritorial subdivision of Belgium, based on economic regions.
Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest - Bruxelles Région-Capitale
Région WallonneThis entity has delegated some of his competences in the DGB entitity to the administration of that entity.
Category: Immigration and Emigration(= immigration to Australia, Canada, USA, ...)
Category: Migration(Internal USA migration)
Category: Religions and Religious
- Heraldry and Coats of Arms
- Lost Family and Friends