Welkom! Thank you for visiting our new GSFA website. As the largest collection of Flemish genealogical outside of Belgium, the GSFA helps people trace their Flemish and Belgian heritage; publishes a newsletter and magazine of pictures, stories, queries, and genealogy information; and has a large library of genealogy and Belgian heritage material at the American House in Roseville, Michigan, USA.

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Picture of the Nativity - 1 pack of 10 cards
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   (Shown in frame for illustrative purposes only)
Shown in frame as a gift-giving suggestion
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Suitable for framing.




We are attempting to find the identities of Flemish-Americans in the hundreds of photos that have been donated to us over the years. Do you know anyone in the picture below? Please help us with our detective work! Please e-mail or call us if you recognize someone.

Click on the picture above to see a larger version. It will appear on a separate page.




We are now selling items of interest to our Members and visitors. Click the "Online Store" tab above - more items will be added soon.




We have a large collection of authentic recipes at the library. We currently have recipes posted for tasty homemade raisin bread and a delicious Carbonnade (Beef and Beer Stew!). Click here and get them now before we post new ones!



Welcome to our New Web Site!
You can sill access our Old Web Site on Ancestry.com's root web. 


Research Center & Museum


Our Mission - To share and promote with pride the preservation of our heritage and to help educate persons interested and learning about genealogy by providing resources and assistance.

GSFA is proud to be the largest library of Flemish genealogy records outside of Belgium. Please come by and take a look around or ask questions. We also have a museum of interesting traditional cultural pieces, as well as books, shirts and many other items for sale.

Materials In Our 
Reference Library

Family Histories - some forty plus volumes ranging from professionally published books to compilations in various types of bindings by members of their charts, pictures, and narrations. Some are indexed.

Histories of Belgian Towns - mostly written in Flemish, primarily West Flanders towns but we are constantly adding more East Flanders information in all areas.


VVF- Vlaamse Stam - We have many years of this publication by a large genealogical society based in Antwerp.

Exchange Publications - We exchange publications with about a dozen or more societies here in the US but also three in Canada and three in Belgium.

Microfilms of Newspapers
De Volkstem (Depere, WI)   1891-1919 
Gazette van Moline (IL)     1907-1940 
Gazette van Detroit (MI)   1916-1986 (Last 22 years not on microfilm)

Census Records For Many Towns in Belgium - and also records which correspond to our probate records.

Belgium Laces - Publication of Belgian Researchers now published in Oregon, originally in Holyoke Mass.

Over 13,000 funeral memorial cards of US , Canada, and Belgium.

Over 6000 copies of Bereavement letters from Belgium mostly from W. Flanders area. Excellent source of family information.




Member of: Familiekunde Vlaanderen, Antwerp, Belgium #IV 603 
Belgian Researchers, LaGrande, OR 



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Flemish American 
Heritage Magazine

Published in March, July, and November by GFSA. Each member receives a subscription to the magazine, including a yearly index, along with a newsletter column.  Subscriptions are also available to Libraries prepaid at $5.00 per year.


FAH contains a mixture of articles, some of genealogical interest, some cultural. The newsletter is a more informal publication with miscellaneous announcements, news of members etc. It's published three times yearly in March, July and November. Some of the older articles will be posted on the old website to give you a sampling.






Become A Member of GFSA Or Make A Donation To Help Maintain The Library and Its Various Services.
  • Members receive American Heritage Magazine
  • Discounted research rates
  • One query per issue in the America Heritage Magazine
  • Access to Library resources
Click the "Membership" tab above to learn more!


Say  Hello To Our Friends!

The Gazette van Detroit

Published
in Roseville, MI since 1914, among many other things, the Gazette van Detroit provides news from various Belgian social and cultural organizations across the USA, as well as organizations in Belgium that are interested in the historical link between the two countries (Cited from the Gazette van Detroit Mission Statement).

To learn more about this organization and how to subscribe, click here to visit their website.

Flanders House

Flanders House is a great site dedicated to a better understanding of the region of Flanders, including its culture, history, government, research, education, and innovation.