Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans
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.
NOTE: The Gazette van Detroit and it's parent, The Belgian Publishing Company, ceased publishing and operation on December 31, 2018. All content and holdings have been transferred to GSFA. Please contact the GSFA library with questions about the Gazette at 586-777-2720.
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.
The GSFA is staffed by volunteers and is funded by donations and proceeds from memberships. Please consider becoming a member or making a donation today. There are several ways to help us with funding. Check out our Membership & Donations page for further information. Thanks!
GSFA is always looking for volunteers. Do you have a few extra hours a month during the day and/or an occasional Saturday to assist with several ongoing projects or help with special events - your genealogy skill level doesn't matter! Call, email or drop-in for details.
Upcoming Events Snapshot:
Watch for a family history writing workshop that will occur in January or February 2019! Details to follow!
Save The Newspaper Project
One of the many special projects on which we are working is our Save the Newspaper effort. The Gazette van Detroit has published a Flemish language newspaper in Detroit for nearly 105 years! We are currently digitizing every page of every issue - they sometimes crumble at the touch! It's a long, tedious and delicate operation. We could use another pair or two of steady hands! We are presently working on 1924. We'll keep you posted on our progress!