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NOTE: Most missing records are available online at FamilySearch.org or on microfilm. To view films at a Family History Center, see Where do I find a family history center?.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: Some records are missing. Where can the records be viewed?
Answer 1: See answers below for information about known missing records and respective film numbers, if available, or alternate online location:

  • Binche > Décès 1796-1837 is missing the years 1800-1837. Order Film 1461613.
  • Gilly > Décès 1809-1853 is missing records for 1836.
  • Gottignies > Naissances 1797-1824 > Image 67 of 266 is missing a page with the alphabetical listing for names from A-M. The page is not found on the microfilm.
  • Gougnies > Tables décennales de naissances, mariages, décès 1891-1900 records can be found starting at Gerpinnes > Tables décennales de naissances, mariages, décès 1891-1900 > Image 22 of 30.
  • Frasnes lez Buissenal: The films listed below were not published online:
Film 1383413 Naissances, mariages, décès 1826-1837
Film 2090798 Items 3-4 Publications de mariage 1801-1825
  • Lodelinsart > Tables décennales de naissances, mariages, décès 1851-1860 contains a partial set of 1871-1880 records for Pont-de-Loup to Charleroi from Film 1599789. Per the Catalog, records are not available for Lodelinsart for 1851-1860.
  • Strée > Naissances 1797-1854: the index of records on image 426 shows birth records #41-44. However, the records end at #40 on the previous page. These images are not on the original microfilm. The images were either missed in filming or were not in the original records.
  • Thirimont > Reg. de population 1801-1870 was previously available online. The images are now available on Film 631910, Item 2. Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available to all users. FamilySearch has limited rights, granted by the record custodians, to publish images for viewing online for this collection. FamilySearch respects and strives to adhere to all laws respective to preserving and providing access to genealogical records in its collections.
  • Wihéries > Naissances 1860-1870, Mariages, décès 1797-1870 is missing records 5 and 6 between Image 352-353 of 1495.

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: The Event Type and Year Range (waypoint) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. How can I determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection?
Answer 2: The list of known waypoint discrepancies describes the event type or year range existing in the collection:

  • Baudour > Mariages 1823-1870 year span should be 1823-1855.
  • Bois-de-Lessines > Naissances, mariages, décès 1826-1848 year span should be 1841-1848.
  • Bois-de-Lessines > Naissances, mariages 1820-1825 year span should be 1831-1840.
  • Bouffioulx > Naissances 1851-1866 Mariages 1797-1866 Décès 1797-1866 Publications de mariage 1797-1832 is missing the marriage years 1864 and 1865.
  • Châtelineau > Décès 1867-1880 contains both Item 1 (Décès 1867-1880) and Item 2 (Mariages 1867-1880). The marriage records start at Image 668 of 1128.
  • Châtelineau > Mariages 1867-1880 Publications de mariage 1867-1880 currently only contains Item 3 (Publications de mariage 1867-1880). The marriage records can be found at Châtelineau > Décès 1867-1880 > Image 668 of 1128.
  • Châtelet > Tables décennales de naissances 1823-1832 should read as Tables décennales de naissances, mariages, décès 1802-1812.
  • Frasnes lez Buissenal waypoints listed below contain records for Buissenal:
    Décès 1831 mariages 1836
    Naissances 1798-1800, Naissances, mariages, décès 1817-1853
    Naissances, mariages, décès 1797-1816
    Naissances, mariages, décès 1854-1900
    Pièces de mariage 1826-1841
    Pièces de mariage 1842-1865
    Pièces de mariage 1854-1873 (une autre copie)
    Pièces de mariage 1866-1875
    Pièces de mariage 1873-1875
    Tables des naissances, mariages, décès 1802-1900
    Publications de mariage 1797-1890
  • Jemappes > Naissances 1889-1900 year span should be 1889-1895.
  • La Louvière > Naissances 1893-1900 Mariages 1881-1883 should read as Naissances 1896-1900 Mariages 1871-1883.
  • Lodelinsart > Décés 1797-1866 year span should be 1797-1850.
  • Marcinelle > Tables de naissances, mariages, décès 1843-1850 should read as Tables décennales de naissances, mariages, décès 1843-1850.
  • Thuin > Décès 1797-1848 should read as Mariages 1853-1865.
  • Thuin > Mariages 1852-1865 should read as Mariages 1852.
  • Tournai waypoints below contain records for Vaulx-lez-Tournai:
Tables décennales 1802-1900, mariages, décès 1802-1830,
Naissances, mariages, décés 1831-1865,
Naissances, mariages, décès 1866-1893, and
Naissances, mariages, décès 1894-1900.
  • All Vaulx waypoints contain records for Vaulx-lez-Tournai.