Outline related to Belgian Emigration
The region of Brussels-Capital is composed of one single District (Brussels-Capital), subdivided in 19 municipalities:
The regional parlement of Brussels is composed of:
- The city of Brussels (Bruxelles - Brussel)
The following three municipalities where attached to the city of Brussels:
and also, one by one, parts of other municipalities:
- 1921: Laken - Laeken
- 1921: Haren
- 1921: Neder-Over-Heembeek
- 1851, 1853, 1897: a large part of Sint-Joost-ten-Node - Saint-Josse-ten-Noode (about the actual "Europe" district)
- 1851, 1853, 1864, 1907, 1913: a large part of Elsene - Ixelles (around the actual "Avenue Louise")
- and some parts of other surrounding municipalities ....
- Elsene / Ixelles
- Oudergem / Auderghem
- Schaarbeek / Schaerbeek
- Sint-Agatha-Berchem / Berchem-Sainte-Agathe
- Sint-Gillis / Saint-Gilles
- Sint-Jans-Molenbeek / Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
- Sint-Joost-ten-Node / Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
- Sint-Lambrecht-Woluwe / Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
- Sint-Pieters-Woluwe / Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
- Ukkel / Uccle
- Vorst / Forest
- Watermaal-Bosvoorde / Watermael-Boitsfort
- "Brusselse Hoofdstedelijke raad - Conseil Régional Bruxelles-Capitale"
- for the regional affairs of Brussels (included provincial and metropolian matters)
- composed of 75 members (elected on the Dutch or French lists)
- "Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC)"
- for the Dutch speaking community affairs in Brussels
- composed of currently 11 members, elected on the Dutch lists
- "Commission Communautaire Française (COCOF)"
- for the French speaking community affairs in Brussels
- composed of currently 64 members, elected on the French lists, with decretional power delegated by the "CFB"
- "Gemeenschappelijke Gemeenschapscommissie - Commission Communautiare Commune"
- for the common community affairs in Brussels
- composed of the same 75 members
- 1/3 of always the same council members are also member of
- the "Vlaamse Raad" (4 members)
- or the "Conseil de la Communauté Française de Belgique (CFB)" (19 members)
- And some of them are also member of
- the Belgian Federal Senate ("community senators")
Sounds complex ? It is. But it's working ...
The history of this region was the same as for the Duchy of Brabant
- Sources for the 19th and 20th centuries
- Brussel Remembers (only in English).
- The aim of this site is to document all the memorials located in the 19 municipalities of Brussels. That's the plaques, monuments, statues, fountains, etc, that commemorate a person, an event, a building, etc. It's a private project of a UK resident, hosted by an official regional authority of the Brussel region. The present data is mainly focused on teh centre and the South-West part of the region.
- Sources for the Ancien Régime (the pre-1795 Era)
- Parish registers
- Original registers: not accessible
- Copies: available on paper at the documentation centre of SCGD Brussels
- Baptism 1679-1794
- Marriage 1726-1794
- Burials 1730-1794
- Indexes: LDS Microfilms are available
- Dopen, trouwen, begraven 1779-1793 Gefilmd met de Burgerlijke Stand. - FHL INTL Film [ 627325 ]
- Klapper op dopen 1679-1794 Klapper op trouwen 1726-1794 Klapper op begraven 1730-1794 - FHL INTL Film [ 696788 ]
- Source: posting on the Yahoo! Group Brussels by Rene Jammart.
- Burghers and extramural burghers