Genealogy

The documents that are useful for genealogical searches and are kept in the Archives of the city of Brussels relate only to people who were born or married, or who lived or died in Brussels, Laeken, Haren or Neder-Over-Heembeek at some point in their life.

People carrying out research are requested to go to the Archives reading room, where they will find the tools they need for their search. The reading room employee and an archivist can also guide genealogists in their research. The main tools available to researchers are parish registers, civil status records and population census records.

For searches on people born or married and who lived or died in a different municipality, please contact the civil status and population services of the municipality in question.

The Archives Service does not carry out genealogical research for third parties. The Archives provide general information and indicate whether there is any data relating to a search.
The Service is not authorised to issue copies of civil status documents. The Civil Status Service offers this service.