The Genealogy website contains records and registers of parishes until 1796 and of civil status administrations as from 1796. These sources can help you draft your own familiy tree. For optimal research progress, we invite you to consult our “How to get started” section where you can find explanations about the types of sources available. Please also read the “User Guide” to be able to get the best results from our search engine.
You can report errors using the contact form. Please describe errors as clearly as possible. For example, if you have found an error in the metadata (such as a date error: 1885 instead of 1858), please mention the URL of the object.
If you find an error on the website itself (for example a button does not work), please mention which browser you use and the location of the error.
To download a record simply click on then on . For practical reasons you cannot download more than 100 pages per day.
Please note that a user fee must be paid to the State Archives in case you want to use a document (including records) in a publication. The terms of reproduction and user fees can be found in our tariffs.
Please use the contact form if you wish to order a copy of a record that is not available online because it has not yet been digitised.
Registration is free but mandatory in order to access the online archives. Enter your e-mail address and chose a password containing at least eight characters of which at least one lower case letter, one upper case letter, one number and one special character. Activate your account by clicking on the link in the confirmation mail you received. After registration you can consult and download digital records in which you are interested. For more information, see “How to download a record?”.
To connect to your user account, enter your e-mail address and your password on the start page of our search engine, then click on “Login”.
You can disconnect by clicking on “Close session” below your name.
After your registration you receive a confirmation mail. If you have not received this conformation mail, please check your Spam folder and verify that you have entered your e-mail address correctly.
In case you still have not received the confirmation mail after these verifications, please use the contact form so that an administrator can activate your account manually.
If the message “E-mail address already in use” is displayed during the registration process, you probably already have an acount or tried to create one. In this case, enter your e-mail address in the section “Login” of the start page. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it by clicking on “Forgot password?” in the connection section. Next, enter your e-mail adress and click on “Send”. You will receive an e-mail with a link to reset your password; after having chosen a new password you can connect to your account again.
Attention: If you already have a user account for the old search engine, this account remains valid for the new search engine too!
If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it by clicking on “Forgot password?” in the connection section. Next, enter your e-mail adress and click on “Send”. You will receive an e-mail with a link to reset your password; after having chosen a new password you can connect to your account again.
The website interface is available in French, Dutch, German and English. You can set the language of the interface by clicking on the language buttons “NL”, “FR”, “DE” or “EN”.
Attention: the digital records are in their original language and have not been translated!