Gepubliceerd op 02/07/2014
Many people searching for their roots in Belgium regret the difficult access to recent genealogical sources in Belgium. Due to the current Belgian legislation, the civil registry records are not accessible until 100 years. The resident registration in Belgium is even not accessible during the first 120 years ! In comparison with other countries, these long terms are no longer acceptable. Furthermore, the administrative procedure for consulting these sources, is very long and complicated.