- Glossary (NOT yet ready !)
- List of occupations (Dutch - English - French - Latin)
- VVF Dictionary
- A list of words found in Belgian records (Dutch, French, Latin, German, ...) with translation to Dutch and sometimes other languages (English, French, ...).
- Medieval Latin (in Dutch)
- You will find examples of some sources with a scanned image, the transcript and the translation in English.
- For some items we don't have a scanned image of a typical registration. The submission of a scanned image for those items is always welcome. The transcript and/or translation will be done as soon as possible.
Sources for the 19th and 20th centuries
- Telephone directories
- Geographical name distribution
- VVF: Geographical name distribution:
- based on the Federal Population Register of 1987 (municipal level, but limited to the municipalities with more then 4 individualks with that surname - no variations) )
- Patronymica Romanica (French - Historical Dictionnairy of personal names)
- Data from the [Belgian] National Register
- All (187,000) surnames, as listed in the Federal Population Register (provincial level)
- Type the (partial) surname in the field "Clef 1" and click on "Recherche"
- You will recieve a page with all surnames, that contains the word that you have entered with the distribution of each name (provincial level) and the INS number of that surname
- Ex: if you look for MATTHIJS, you could enter MAT and receive a page with about thousend variations OR you could enter MATTHIJS, that results in a list of 4 variations. Use the first method to look for all possible variations (in my case MATTEO, ...) and the second to look for the distribution of a surname.
- Civil records
- The census and the population registers
The modern parish registers
- From 1795 on these records don't have a legal value. But it remains valuable to do research in the parish registers for the period 1795-1830, because not all births, marriages, ... where declared to the legal authorities. Only a small group of registers where microfilmed by the LDS. The parish registers will contain less information.
- Some examples of civil registration, with their corresponding parish registration (1795-1815):
- Not yet available (submission of scans asked)
Other sources for the 19th and 20th centuries
- Documents from the judicial archives
- State Prisons
- Beveren-Waas: Movement of the prisoners in 1857 (in French) (transcript by Pascal Janssens)
- Documents from the financial archives
- Registration of domains and registration of mortgages
- Land registry office
- Maps and plans
- Fiscal sources
- The office of the Notary Public
- Electoral and political sources
- Documents from the social and assurance archives
- Salary Booklet (1941) (transcript to do)
- Military Documents, ...
- Local archives
- Municipal Documents
- The Public Welfare Office
- Archives of associations
- The press and printed matters
Sources for the Ancien Régime (the pre-1795 Era)
Records of the Bench of Alderman
Records of the feudal Courts
- Documents related to the possession of real estate, fiefs, and manors
- Appointments and nominations
Other sources for the Ancien Régime (the pre-1795 Era)
- Sources related to education and profession
- Sources related to social groups
- Sources related to Protestant ancestors
- Sources related to Jewish ancestors
Internet - Bibliography