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About this Project
- This project is a collection of civil registration records from from Antwerpen, België, from the period 1851–1910. The collection includes three record types: Geboorte (birth), Huwelijk (marriage), or Overlijden (death).
How to Help with This Project
- If you have not already done so, you must register as an indexing volunteer. To register and to download and install the indexing program, click here for the indexing home page. Click Get Started, and follow the instructions on the page.
- After you register and install the program, locate the FamilySearch indexing icon on your desktop, double-click the icon to open the program, and sign in to the indexing program with your username and password. Then click Download Batch, and select this project name on the list. To see the project name, you may need to select Show all projects at the top of the Download Batch window.
Skill Level: Intermediate
- This project is recommended for volunteers who are familiar with the indexing process and comfortable using various system features.
Characteristics and Description
- These civil registers include handwritten paragraphs and forms with handwritten data. Although the time period for this project is 1851–1910, older records will appear in some of the batches. All birth, marriage, and death records are to be indexed.
- Most of the records are in Dutch; however, some records may be in French. If you are not comfortable indexing documents in French, return the batch for other indexers who may understand French.
- This project includes three types of records (birth, marriage, and death). Different forms were sometimes used for records of the same type.
- While record forms generally follow the same format for a given time period, some may not have spaces defined for each indexing field. You will need to read each record carefully to find the information for the fields.
- Most records begin with the date of the record.
- Each batch includes two images, with up to 12 records per image.
- Records may span two images.
- The completed index and links to digital images will be freely accessible online to the general public when the collection is published.