Source Information

Ancestry.com. East Flanders, Belgium, Birth, Marriage, Death Records, 1581-1910 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2023.
Original data: Bruxelles, Belgique: Archives de l'État en Belgique. https://search.arch.be/fr/rechercher-des-archives Accessed: Nov 2022.

About East Flanders, Belgium, Birth, Marriage, Death Records, 1581-1910

This collection contains birth, marriage, and death records from East Flanders, Belgium between the years 1581 and 1910. Most records are in French, but may contain Dutch or German values.

Using this collection

Birth records may contain the following:

  • Name
  • Sex assigned at birth
  • Race
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Father's name
  • Mother's name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Parent's residence
  • Parent's occupation
  • Marriage records may contain the following:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Spouse's name
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Age at marriage
  • Father's name
  • Mother's name
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Death records may contain the following:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Race
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Death date
  • Death place
  • Burial date
  • Burial place
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Cause of death
  • Spouse's name
  • Father's name
  • Mother's name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Parent's birthplace
  • These vital records include some of the most basic and fundamental points of data that can be used in family history research. These records can vary in detail but are usually a good place to start when researching an ancestor. When searching for female ancestors it’s useful to search for married and birth names. If you have difficulty finding someone, it may be helpful to search for an alternate spelling of your ancestor's name.

    Collection in context

    The records in this collection are being preserved by the Archives de l'État en Belgique for the purpose of conserving and sharing public records. The records are an index of a primary historical source that are housed by the Archives de l'État en Belgique.