Belgium, East Flanders, Parish Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records

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East Flanders, Belgium
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1588-1799
Languages: Dutch
Title in the Language: België, Oost-Vlaanderen, parochieregisters
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Roman Catholic parish registers from the province of Oost Vlaanderen (East Flanders). Includes baptisms, marriages, deaths and indexes.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Dutch. For help reading these records see:

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Birth date and place of birth
  • Name of child
  • If still-born, illegitimate, or twin
  • Gender
  • Names of parents, father's occupation and their residence
  • Birthplace of father
  • Birthplace of mother
  • Date and number of record

Marriage

  • Date and Place of Event
  • Name of Bride and Groom
  • Residence, Marital Status, and Age
  • Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

Death

  • Date and Place of Death
  • Name of Deceased Person
  • Age or Birth Date
  • Residence Place and sometimes the Place of Origin
  • Cause of Death
  • Marital Status
  • If Married, the Name of the Spouse and sometimes the Names of Children
  • Sometimes Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Approximate date of the event

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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