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Post WWII relatives records in Brussels, Belgium - JAKUBOWICZ #general


aviv_ya@...
 

Hello,
Where can I search for records from the 1940's and more detail current information regarding relatives who lived or still live in Brussels, Belgium?

Thanks,
Aviv Yahav


JONES Etienne H.L.F.
 

I'm living in Belgium, I think I know the possibilities (I'm self searching for my ancestors since almost 20 y). However, please put some actual questions – what you're exactly wanting to learn – and I'll see what I can tell or even do. 
I can nowadays say that it's presently very difficult to do something  because the applying limitations (pandemic is maybe well restarting the last 2 weeks), especially also because I'm not living in BRUSSELS, well far from (at the North, close to the Dutch border).

Kind regards,
Etienne JONES

Antwerp, Belgium

Searching

EMBDEN, HAMBRO, JONES, PHILLIPS, JOHNSON, SIMPSON, ADAMS,

BARLIN, ROBINSON, DANIELS, VERNIMMEN, JACOBS, MORRIS, SWABEY, etc.

(Denmark, England, Germany, The Netherlands, United States of America)


sylvia vanderhoeft
 

Hello,
For relatives living in Brussels here are few possibilities because of the privacy law, as they maintain a 120year privacy which means you can't really get any information after 1900; Unless  you go there personallly and can prove that you are a relative of the person or persons you are looking for, which ofcourse is difficult for 2 reasons, I presume you don't live in Belgium , and because of the Covid-19 problems now.
Hopefully you can find a way to find your family.
Regards,
S Stein


aviv_ya@...
 

Hi Etienne,

In general, I'm trying to expand the search for my family (JAKUBOWICZ) roots from Poland. We were in contact between late 1950s to late 1960s with our allegedly cousins who named also JAKUBOWiCZ and immigrated from Poland to Belgium - not sure if before or after WWII. I have the names of the father and his daughter who born ~ 1946. I have their address in Brussels for that period of contact. I hope with some key facts I could find regarding them to link between the families and know more about my great grandparents.
Of course renewing the contact with them will be a bonus.

Where do you think I should start?

Best regards,
Aviv Yahav


aviv_ya@...
 

Hi Sylvia,
I don't live in Belgium. But if for example a same related cousin lives in Brussels, how should he prove he is a a relative of the person?
We don't have any offical documents. Just names, address and pictures with references.

Best regards,
Aviv Yahav


Diane Jacobs
 

If they originally came from the Russian  Empire, you may be able to locate records on jewisgen.org databases. 

Diane Jacobs 

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Hi Sylvia,
I don't live in Belgium. But if for example a same related cousin lives in Brussels, how should he prove he is a a relative of the person?
We don't have any offical documents. Just names, address and pictures with references.

Best regards,
Aviv Yahav
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JONES Etienne H.L.F.
 

Hi Aviv, 

Everything Sylvia has said is right. My own experience has been that sometimes something is possible through personal contact with local officials in the Archives, especially if you are from the same family, even not directly at all, or with a not-official power of attorney for another person who can visit the Archives.  But it does not always work, it depends on the municipalities.

BRUSSELS is made up of BRUSSELS Center and 18 other municipalities, my past experience is limited to BRUSSELS Center, until the 1947 census. In some other municipalities everything has been denied to me, and yet searched people were from my family.

 Unconventional methods must then be used, for example the phone directory. I thus found 2 JAKUBOWICZ (only 2 probably because the directory doesn't necessarily mention everyone, especially people with only a mobile and no more landline) :

Charles JAKUBOWICZ, avenue François Sebrechts 56 / B14, 1081 BRUSSELS (KOEKELBERG), Tf +32. (0) 2.354.0217

Genia JAKUBOWICZ, avenue du Globe 41 / B46, 1190 BRUSSELS (FORÊT), Tf +32. (0) 2,203.1636. 

Perhaps you could start by asking those people, by letter or by phone, if they are descendants of known people of your family . . you might be once lucky, why not ?

Also try Facebook or Linked-In, and so on,  with these two names. Sometimes this has been proved as successful for me, so I'm then putting  a message on their page with hoping a response will ever come, sometimes months later (because we're no « friends » or not yet linked with each other. There's for example already one  Charles in BRUSSELS, I verified it. No Genia ! And then you go on as . .  a new Sherlock Holmes . .  

 Kind regards,

Etienne


Henny
 

Hello, I am doing some research on the same subject.
You might find some information at the following address:
http://www.arch.be/index.php?l=fr&m=en-pratique&r=nos-salles-de-lecture&d=agr

Best regards,
Henny


Henny
 


aviv_ya@...
 

Hi Etienne,

The information you have provided seems to be very helpful. I will give it a try indeed.

I have already contacted the mentioned archive in Brussels and I'm on a progress to reproduce a file regarding a family relative. Do you know if it can be sent by e-mail or just in hard copy?
In addition, I found on FamilySearch an immigration documents from Antwerpen, 1926, that with a careful guess I belive it also related to my family. What databases do you recommend for such documents?

Best regards,
Aviv


Marcel Apsel
 

For Antwerpen  felixarchief and search for vreemdelingenpolitie.  This goes until 1930.

You can also make a search through familysearch.org


Marcel Apsel

Antwerp, Belgium


JONES Etienne H.L.F.
 

response in your text

. . I have already contacted the mentioned archive in Brussels  . .  « Archives Générales du Rpyaume » or from which municipality ? – and I'm on a progress to reproduce a file regarding a family relative. Do you know if it can be sent by e-mail or just in hard copy ? I think it depends upon what you requested, perhaps they could both. 
In addition, I found on FamilySearch an immigration documents from Antwerpen, 1926, that with a careful guess I belive it also related to my family. What databases do you recommend for such documents ? Here Marcel did answer.

Kind regards,
Etienne JONES