French SIG #France digitalized immigration files and overiew of the immigration files at the Antwerp Archives (Belgium) #france
The FelixArchief (Antwerp archives) writes in their monthly mail from
December 2013 a thing or two about the alien/immigration files they
own in their archives.
They write about their ongoing project to get their copies of
immigration files digitalized so that onsite visitors of the
FelixArchief can get access and copy to the files in an easy and
They also show a graph on their website to give an idea of how many of
their total of 600,000 files are already available to the general
public (this while keeping at the same time in mind the strict Belgian
privacy-rules). Check the following URL to see the graph:
Another great tool, unfortunately currently only in Dutch, is a
timeline in pdf format which shows you which documents are available
and interesting for use for certain periods in the past. You can find
that document via the following website:
The top-row has the years for which documents and files are available.
Then you'll find the Primary sources which are files >from the local
authority of the City of Antwerp. Then you have the secondary sources
which are files and sources collected >from non-local authorities
(other cities/disctricts then the City of Antwerp, private companies
and or organizations, etc.).
The best thing would be to save to your PC it so that you can use it
for offline use.
Read the news for yourself on their website:
Searching: DORF, ETSIONI, FISZLOWICZ, GERSTNER, GOLDSTEEN, KALLECH,
LEHRER, PA(C)KTER, PAKTOR, S(Y)(I)LBERBERG, SACHS, SAIL, SCHEEN,