Ancestors in Europe ?

Don’t panic ! I’ll be at table 78 at Who Do You Think you are?Live! 2013 and you can always drop by to say hello and talk about your research !

I also plan to give hints and ideas as to where to search either belgian,french or dutch ancestors on this very blog in the coming months as well as how to trace british,welsh,irish and scots on the continent !

source and (c) :  Chris Paton-
source and (c) : Chris Paton-

Les archives d’Etat-Civil et Registres Paroissiaux en ligne en phase de test

Cela vient d’être annoncé sur la page Facebook des Archives de l’Etat :

Les actes déjà digitalisés et qui étaient disponibles à la consultation en salle de lecture sont désormais en ligne,pour une phase de test.

Pour pouvoir les consulter,rien de plus simple : Il faut être enregistré sur le site des archives:

Si malgré ce beau cadeau,vous avez besoin d’aide dans vos recherches ou si celles ci concernent des archives qui ne sont pas disponibles en ligne,n’hésitez pas à me contacter!

What I can do for you !

Need to do genealogical or historical research in Belgium or The Netherlands and don’t have the time to come to Belgium ? Have a brickwall in Continental Europe ? I can help you find your european ancestors !

Of course, I can’t promise miracles. Some records have been destroyed by wars,others by fires or were just not being kept but having a good idea of what’s available or not, I’ll always do my best to help you find your ancestors.

Historian from Brussels University, genealogist for many years,
I’m fluent in French, English and Dutch and at ease with all kind of records.

I’m based in Brussels which makes it practical to travel in Belgium and abroad.

I move in all Belgium archives to conduct researches so don’t let this brickwall annoy you and let’s try to break it down !

You can use the contact form or e-mail at

belgianroots (AT)