Other Sources

Ancestry.com is the largest On-Line Family History Resource

Family Search The long-awaited online search of the LDS (Mormon) archives. You can order a handy Dutch Genealogy word list; but the best deal is their free genealogy software, Personal Ancestral File.

Ancestral Findings Will do 1 search per day for free.

Ellis Island- a website which was founded by The Statue Of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. under the leadership of Lee Iacocca.

Geneanet has a free research database index with 12 million entries. You can do the search by country.

Genealogy Freebies. Free charts, free forms, free software, free lessons, free clipart, etc.

at Searchforancestors.com

at Censusdiggins.com

at Genealogysearch.org

National Archives

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.

Belgian Genealogy Sites

Belgium Genealogy - How to find your Roots in Belgium.

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.

The Ontario County Historical Society preserves and promotes the history of the county in the broader context from its origins to the present to help people gain perspective from the past and find purpose for the future

Database Akten West-Vlaanderen: In Dutch - There is two parts: 'Burgerlijke Stand' is government while 'Parochieregisters' is church. Each part is divided into Birth/Baptism (Geboorten/Dopen), Marriage (Huwelijken) and Death (Begrafenissen/Overlidjens). When you choose the subgroup, click on the last one of the three ovals at the bottom (Zoekscherm). All the records are in West Flanders.

Heruitgeverij (Historical Re-Editing) Check their catalog for your relatives. They also publish Belgian history books

Laukens family genealogy - mostly in Dutch but they will help you with the translation. Almost every Laukens in Belgium can trace their roots to the village Achel (near Dutch border).

If you are doing your genealogy in East Brabant area, Genealogie in het Hageland is working hard to put datas online. This is in English and Dutch.

GenealogyLinks.net has a good page on Belgium Genealogy links.

Genealogie en geschiedenis van Sint-Amands website. Sint Amands is a town southwest of Antwerpen - in Dutch only

Belgian Info


Google Translate Instant translation from Dutch to English

Learn Dutch....this site builds your vocabulary, gives you the feeling of the language, and has sound files so you can hear the pronunciation. Do it before they start charging for it!!

Music & Art

Tintin Belgium's most famous cartoon character. Bigger than the Smurfs.


Belgium Ad-Valvas (Internet directory for Belgium) In Dutch or French only.

U.S. Embassy, Brussels (Information Services)

Belgian Phone book

Geographic and City Information

The Embassy Page

Other city sites:

Try Belgian cities in this format - www.city.be - you replace the word city with a Belgian city of your choice to check if they have a website in that city. If you do find a link to a town that is not listed in here, please send me an email.

Aalst City info, plus some genealogy | Antwerp (In English) | Beveren | Brugge | Harelbeke | Hasselt | Izegem in West Flanders | Koksijde - click on 'English' for English version. | Kortrijk | Leuven | Mechelen - in Dutch | Namur | Oostende (In English) | Poperinge a town in West Flanders - Click on EN for English version | Tielt | Tongeren |Sint Gillis Waas | Waregem - in Dutch | Wervik | Westhoek | Wevelgem | Zwevegem | Zwijndrecht

Miscellany - history, clubs, etc.

The Belgium Club of St. Boniface - Manitoba, Canada

Volk in Nood A Flemish charity, mostly in Dutch with some English pages and more coming. We've challenged them to educate more Americans about Flemish history, roots and politics. They have a great Links page if you're in the mood for surfing Belgium. A freebie: a currency translator, including Euros. Download dll.zip, euroe.exe and ocx.zip, about 600K.

Why do the Flemish celebrate on July 11? It all started in 1302

CIA FactBook on Belgium

Belgian State Archives

World Wide Walloons have much info, including new Belgian town pictures.

Family Genealogy Websites

Faas, Kroes; from Biervliet, Zeeland, Wayne County, NY.

De Bootje Gazette: Bob DeBoo's family

Eric Beeman in Ann Arbor, Mich.: Vandenbossche, Michaux, Beeckman, Decoster

De Familienaam Rog(ghe)man(ns) - the surname Rogman (other variations are Rogmans, Roggman, Roggmann) - in Dutch with some English.

Non-Genealogy but Still Interesting

Belgian Recipes and traditions

Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY makes beer the Belgian way, and has interesting info at their site about why Belgian beer is different from American beer. LOTS different! Plus lots of Belgian stuff to buy, like Tintin posters and Duvel Beer t shirts. The dark Abbey-style is really good

The Belgian Shop: still more beer