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Sample Images (This is not an all inclusive list.)
1. Births 01
2. Births 02
3. Births 03
1. Marriages 01
2. Marriages 02
3. Marriages 03
1. Deaths 01
2. Deaths 02
Skill Level: Intermediate
- This project is recommended for volunteers who are familiar with the indexing process and comfortable using various system features.
Characteristics of This Project
- Three types of records (birth, marriage, death)
- Different forms used for records of same type
- From 1 to 12 records per image
- Records may span two images
- Usually 2 images per batch
- No highlights
Description of the Records
- The Belgium civil registers vary from handwritten paragraphs to typed forms with handwritten data.
- Records were filed first by locality and then chronologically by type.
- Most records begin with the date of the record.
- While record forms generally follow the same format for a given time period, they do not have spaces defined for each field that is to be indexed. It will be necessary to read each record carefully to find the information for the fields.
- Most of the records are in French; however, some records may be in Dutch. If you are not comfortable with these records, return them for other indexers who may understand the Dutch.
- Although the time period for this project is 1851-1900, older records will appear in some of the batches. All of these records are to be indexed.
- Project-specific indexing instructions: For this project.
- Additional Helps: For all projects.
- Field-by-field helps: A list of all field helps.
- Project updates: Current information, questions and answers about this project; updated as needed.
- Getting help: These training materials describe the most common situations you will encounter as you index the Belgium Civil Registrations project. However, new issues may surface, and you may have questions that are not answered here. If so, contact Jean Huysmans. He can get you the help you need and revise the instructions if necessary.
- Authenticated users will have free access to view the images from the FamilySearch Record Search pilot site. Authenticated users include active indexers, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and patrons at any of the Church's 4600 family history centers.
How To Help With This Project:
- If you have not already done so, you must register as an indexing volunteer. To do this, click here.
- This project will be indexed by volunteers, invited and selected by the National Archive of Brussels. If you would like to participate in this project, contact the project administrator. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- After you have registered and been approved by the project administrator, sign in to the indexing application, click the Download Batch... button, and select this project name from the list of partner projects.