Talk:Belgium Civil Registration

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User:MarkhamMJ, we evidently disagree about how the content of this page should be arranged, and we should try and reach consensus to avoid edit wars.

My opinion is that historical background must come first, followed by the section on what the records actually contain. Users need to know what the records are before they can think about whether they should try to access them, and if so, how. Starting the page with a list of links only overwhelms them. See the pages for Netherlands_Civil_Registration and Germany_Civil_Registration In the section on accessing the records, the content about the online copies at FamilySearch and the Belgian State Archives should be first, as this is the easiest and most commonly used method. GeneaKnowHow and writing to archives (which applies only to post-1915 records), should be last.

I don't see the need the need for a separate coverage and compliance section. We can add to either the historical background or information about the records section that coverage was close to 100%.

Thank you for fixing my error where I accidentally deleted the references.

If I don't hear from you within a week, I will revert the page back to how it was on 24 August(with the references included).

--Av85647 (talk) 20:47, 25 August 2020 (MDT)