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Petition for better access to 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 of non-consultation are difficult to accept. Furthermore, the administrative procedure for consulting these genealogical sources is very long and complicated. Read more »

As the largest and the officialy recognised genealogical association in Flanders and Brussels Familiekunde Vlaanderen started this petition:

  1. to shorten the very long terms of non-consultation for public administrative genealogical sources.
  2. to ask for an easier - preferably free online - access to genealogical data derived from public records.

Yes, I support the plea of Familiekunde Vlaanderen for better access to genealogical sources in Belgium.