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Table of Contents of our last issue

Books in Review: Metiers d’Autrefois
Gravestones Inventory of towns in the Familiekunde Vlaanderen Tielt Region
The Belgians on the UNCAS
Belgians in Haumont, Nord, France in 1906
The Story of the Slaets and Debot Families
Belgians in the 1900 US Census: Nebraska
Canadian Obituaries
Belgians in the WWI Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force
Pennsylvania and West Virginia Obituaries
Belgian on the 1910 US Census: Indiana
Follow-up on the DEBRUCQUE Family
Only One Binche in the World
Index

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American records : Belgian families and individuals in the Federal Censuses, etc.

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Emigrants ships : Belgians arrivals in US harbors

Dear Members,

This year we celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Henri Vieuxtemps! Born in 1820 in Verviers of a luthier father, Henri Vieuxtemps discovers a passion for the violin at a very early age. He performs in public at the age of 6 while continuing his studies in Brussels. When barely 14y old, he wins the heart of Vienna when interpreting Beethoven’s Concerto in D Major. Then Vieuxtemps met Charles de Bériot, an important violinist, husband of Maria Malibran. He would become Vieuxtemps’ mentor and devoted friend.

During a trip to Germany, Vieuxtemps met Louis Spohr and Robert Schumann, who have great admiration for his talent. They become friends. During the winter of 1835-1836, he moved to Vienna where he studied music theory with Simon Sechter. He then moved to Paris to study composition with Antoine Reicha, a Tschek composer renowned for his teaching talent. Then, at 24, Henri Vieuxtemps married Viennese pianist Josephine Eder.

It is between the ages of 15 and 17 that he composed his two first concertos, which he performed in Russia with great success. In 1846, Henri Vieuxtemps traveled to the court of Czar Nicolas I to fill the position of Court musician, then as soloist at the Russian Imperial Theater. It is a prolific period for him as he composed 4 concertos during his stay there. This is when he created the Violin school at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. He would have a great influence on the Russian violinists of the day.

When 30 years old, he returned to Belgium and began to teach at the Royal Conservatory. Among his pupils he would count Eugène Ysaÿe, César Thomson aka Enrique Fernández Arbós. At the same time, Vieuxtemps continued his career as a performer and played on the world’s stage, all the way to America.

It is at the age of 53 that Vieuxtemps experienced his first case of paralysis. It forces him to stop playing the violin. More bouts follow but they do not stop him from composing. His health problems do force him to give up his post at the Conservatory permanently however, as he loses his sight and the use of his left hand. The doctors advise him to retire to warmer climates and he moves to Algeria where he would die at the age of 61.

Musiq3 pulled out this program from its 2010 archives: dedicated in part to Henri Vieuxtemps’ work. The National Orchestra of Belgium, under the direction of Patrick Davin along with violonists Lorenzo Gatto and Yossif Ivanov. It was rebroadcast on Sunday February 16th, 2020.

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Belgian American Heritage Association
Our organization was founded in 1976 and
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puce 2020 Change in the Contacts/Informations: Yahoo group ceased its activities at the end of 2019.
We therefore looked for an alternative giving you the same tools and we found it with the IO groups.
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puce 2019/12/08 : Belgian Laces Vol. 41 #162
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puce 2019/06/14 : Belgian Laces Vol. 41 #160
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2019/03/06 : Belgian Laces Vol. 41 #159
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2018/12/06 : Belgian Laces Vol. 40 #157 -158
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2018/07/25 : Belgian Laces Vol. 40 #156
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2017/03/28 : Belgian Laces Vol. 40 #155
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2017/12/08 : Belgian Laces Vol. 39 #154
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2017/09/16 : Belgian Laces Vol. 39 #153
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2017/06/21 : Belgian Laces Vol. 39 #152
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2017/03/26 : American Censuses
1920 Census. Ohio:
Seneca County by Lana Lytle
 
puce 2017/03/24 : Belgian Laces Vol. 39 #151
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2017/03/12 : Obituaries
Indiana, Ohio, Canada(Ontario), Pennsylvania, West Virginia updated by Regine Brindle
 
puce 2017/03/06 : American censuses
1900 Census. North Dakota: Barnes to McHenry Counties, transcribed by Regine Brindle
 
puce 2017/03/06 : American censuses
1900 Census. Texas: Bexar and Galveston Counties, transcribed by Regine Brindle
 
puce 2017/03/05 : Various Records
Hautmont 1906 census (FRANCE, NORD), transcribed by Regine Brindle
 
puce 2017/03/04 : American censuses
1910 Census. Indiana: from Adams toKosciusko Counties (with some still not transcribed), transcribed by Regine Brindle
 
puce 2017/03/03 : Emigrants ships
Ship Vaderland for the years 1878, 1879, 1906, 1907 and Ship Indiana for 1878 by Regine Brindle
 
puce 2017/02/22 : 1920 Census
Raw data for the States of Alabama, part of Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, North and South Dakota, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho and Indiana (transcribers needed) by Guy Gallez
 
puce 2016/12/24 : Belgian Laces Vol. 38 #150
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2016/09/20 : Belgian Laces Vol. 38 #149
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2016/06/19 : Belgian Laces Vol. 38 #148
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2016/03/19 : Belgian Laces Vol. 38 #147
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2016/02/24 : American censuses
1900 Census. Montana completed and with Index, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 

Older things :

2015/12/16 : Belgian Laces Vol. 37 #146
Table of Contents & index
2015/12/06 : American censuses
1900 Census. Missouri completed and with Index, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2015/09/28 : Belgian Laces Vol. 37 #145
Table of Contents & index
2015/06/22 : Belgian Laces Vol. 37 #144
Table of Contents & index
2015/05/28 : American censuses
1900 Census. Missouri: from Knox to St Louis (Ward 7) Counties, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2015/04/28 : American censuses
1900 Census. Missouri: from Andrew toJefferson Counties, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2015/03/29 : American censuses
1900 Census. Mississippi by Chuck Van Den Eeden with an Index
2015/03/26 : American censuses
1900 Census. Last of Minnesota by Chuck Van Den Eeden with an Index
2015/03/05 : Belgian Laces Vol. 37 #143
Table of Contents & index
2015/01/17 : American censuses
1900 Census. Minnesota, from Aitkin to Pipestone Counties, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2014/11/26 : Belgian Laces Vol. 36 #142
Table of Contents & index
2014/10/08 : American censuses
1900 Census. Last of Michigan by Chuck Van Den Eeden with an Index
2014/09/05 : Belgian Laces Vol. 36 #141
Table of Contents & index
2014/06/28 : Belgian Laces Vol. 36 #140
Table of Contents & index
2014/06/27 : American censuses
1900 Census. Part of Michigan with Alger, Allegan, Alpena, Antrim, Baraga, Barry, Bay, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clinton, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Eaton, Emmet, Genesee, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Houghton, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Iron, Isabella, Jackson, Schoolcraft, Wexford
transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2014/03/21 : Belgian Laces Vol. 36 #139
Table of Contents & index
2014/02/28 : American censuses
1900 Census. Part of Michigan with St Clair, St Joseph, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wayne transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2013/12/08 : Belgian Laces Vol. 35 #138
Table of Contents & index
2013/09/28 : American censuses
1900 Census. Massachusetts and Maryland, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden, with Indexes
2013/09/08 : Belgian Laces Vol. 35 #137
Table of Contents & index
2013/06/07 : Belgian Laces Vol. 35 #136
Table of Contents & index
2013/05/09 : American censuses
1900 Census. Louisiana and Maine, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden, with Indexes
2013/05/04 : American censuses
1910 Census. Alabama, in full, transcribed by Regine Brindle, with an Index
2013/03/27 : American censuses
1930 Michigan
. Midland, Missaukee, Monroe, Oakland, Presque Isle, Saginaw, Ottawa, Roscommon, St Joseph, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Schoolcraft, Sanilac, Van Buren and Washtenaw counties transcribed by David Langedock
2013/03/24 : Belgian Laces Vol. 35 #135
Table of Contents & index
2013/03/20 : American censuses
1900 Census. Kentucky, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden, with an Index
2013/03/20 : American censuses
1900 Census. Kansas, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden, with an Index
2013/01/05 : American censuses
1900 Iowa, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden. With an Index
2012/12/12 : Belgian Laces Vol. 34 #134
Table of Contents & index
2012/11/02 : American censuses
1900 Illinois: Vermilion, Woodford, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, Warren, Wayne and White county updated by Chuck Van Den Eeden,
Illinois 1900 is now complete and indexed
2012/10/21 : American censuses
1930 Michigan
. Lake, Leelanau, Mackinac, Lapeer, Lenawee, Montcalm, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo and St Clair counties transcribed by David Langedock
 
2012/10/20 : American censuses
1910 California: Alameda county transcribed by
Regine Brindle
2012/10/20 : Canadian censuses
1906 Alberta census transcribed by
Regine Brindle
2012/10/20 : Emigrants arrivals Port of Philadelphia 1875 and 1876 by Regine brindle
2012/10/20 : American censuses
1900 Illinois: Rock Island county updated by Chuck Van Den Eeden,
Sangamon, Shelby, Saline, Starck, St Clair and Stephenson added
2012/09/22 : Belgian Laces Vol. 34 #133
Table of Contents & index
2012/07/30 : American censuses
1900 Illinois: Douglas through Richland counties updated by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2012/07/21 : American censuses
1930 Michigan
. Calhoun, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Luce, Manistee, Macomb, Marquette, Mason and Mecosta counties transcribed by David Langedock
2012/06/07 : Belgian Laces Vol. 34 #132
Table of Contents & index
2012/05/05 : American censuses
1900 Illinois: Cook county updated by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2012/04/15 : Obituaries
this part of the site is totally reshaped and many obituaries have been added. See the important notice accompanying the Obituaries. We are expecting your feedbacks.
2012/04/15 : American censuses
part of Rhode Island 1940 census is on line as a model for the volunteers as how to send their transcriptions. By Regine Brindle
2012/04/10 : American censuses
1930 Michigan
. Bay, Clare, Berrien, Gratiot, Huron, Kent, Keweenaw and Livingston counties transcribed by David Langedock
On Blogger: new topics in 2012
Bibliotheca Andana
1940 US Indexing Project
World War II European Theater Army Records on Fold3.com
Namur, Wisconsin - Extrait - RTBF video
Researching on the Belgian Archives site
2012/03/17 : Michigan obituaries on our Yahoo group
Original funeral cards submitted by Nancy Klug indexed by Regine Brindle and updated by Catherine Davis
those are photos of the original cards sorted by decades with a searchable Index
2012/03/15 : Belgian Laces Vol. 34 #131
Table of Contents & index
2012/02/28 : American censuses
1900 Census. Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii and Idaho, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2012/02/16 : American censuses
1900 Census. California, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2011/12/22 : Belgian Laces Vol. 33 #130
Table of Contents & index
2011/11/24 : American censuses
1900 Census. Alabama, Alaska, Arizona and Arkansas, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2011/11/14 : American censuses
1920 Saline to Woodford
counties, Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
Note: Illinois is complete and a general index for that State is now added

2011/10/14 : American censuses
1920 Mason
county, Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden

2011/10/11 : American censuses
1930 Michigan
, 32 counties transcribed by David Langedock

2011/10/9 : American censuses
1920 Rock Island
county, Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden

2011/09/29 : Missouri Obituaries
from 1991, compiled by Regine Brindle for The Belgian Researchers
2011/09/29 : Utah Obituaries
from 1990, compiled by Regine Brindle for The Belgian Researchers
2011/09/04 : Belgian Laces Vol. 33 #129
Table of Contents & index
2011/08/28 : Canadian Obituaries (Various records)
Canadian-obits 1943-2011 compiled by Elaine Putnam for The Belgian Researchers

2011/08/17 : Canadian Census
1911 Nova Scotia
, Inverness District, Inverness sub-district by Eugene Quigley

2011/07/22 : New link in Belgium Antwerp De Kempen
(Eindhout, Geel, Herentals, Herselt, Houtvenne, Hulshout,Morkhoven, Noorderwijk, Oevel, Tongerlo, Varendonk, Veerle, Vorst, Westerloo, Westmeerbeek, Zoerle Parwijs) Civil and Parish Registry

2011/06/23 : Belgian Laces Vol. 33 #128
Table of Contents & index

2011/05/18 : WW1 drafts cards database, update from Linda Deppner note from Linda Deppner:
Esidor Joseph Scarnier
, age 36, b 12 Oct 1882, residence Virden IL, alien non-declarant, born in "Belgim," coal miner, nearest relative Lizzie Scarnier, Virden IL; reg date 12 Sep 1918 Macoupin Co IL.This card doesn't specify the birthplace, so that's probably why it wasn't included:
Gus Andrew Scarnier, age 33, b 18 Apr 1885, residence Worland, Bates Co MO, citizen by father's naturalization before registrant's majority, coal miner, nearest relative Lutie M. Scarnier, Worland; reg date 12 Sep 1918 Bates Co MO.
I've been able to locate the birth records for both of them and their sister in Chatelineau, Hainaut, so I know that neither of these birthdates is correct. But this is the way they stated it, so there it is. They came to the U.S. in 1895, after first settling inCanada where my grandfather and another brother were born.

2011/03/10 : Belgian Laces Vol. 33 #127
Table of Contents & index

2011/03/05 : American censuses
1920 Illinois
: Cumberland, DeKalb, DuPage, Edgar, Effington, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Grundy, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jefferson, JoDaviess, Kane, Kankakee, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Putnam, Randolph counties, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden

2010/12/12 : Belgian Laces Vol. 32 #126
Table of Contents & index

2010/10/24 : American censuses
1920 Cook
county Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden, 1784 Belgians in the Chicago area in 1920

2010/09/15 : Belgian Laces Vol. 32 #125
Table of Contents & index

2010/09/04 : Belgian Records (Liege)  

2010/08/30 : Ken Guilette obituary: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20100830/GPG010301/8300519/1212
2010/06/06 : Belgian Laces Vol. 32 #124
Table of Contents & index

2010/05/02 : American censuses1920 Illinois : Adams, Alexander, Boone, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Champaign, Christian, Clinton, Coles counties, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2010/03/07 : American censuses1910 Rock Island county Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2010/02/28 : Belgian Laces Vol. 32 #123Table of Contents & index
2010/01/18 : Canadian censuses1861 Quebec et 1871 Ontario, Quebec transcribed by Guy Gallez, 1851,1861 ans 1871 completes
2009/12/21 : American censusesIndiana Census 1910: Adams and Allen Counties, transcribed by Regine Brindle
2009/11/17 : Belgian Laces Vol. 31 #122Table of Contents & index
2009/11/15 : American censuses1910 Henry county Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2009/11/11 : Latest News & This Month in Belgiumupdated by Regine Brindle
2009/11/01 : Canadian censuses1861 Ontario, transcribed by Guy Gallez
2009/10/31 : Canadian censuses1851 Ontario and Quebec, transcribed by Guy Gallez
2009/10/28 : Canadian censuses1906 Saskatchewan, transcribed by Regine Brindle
2009/10/22 : American censuses1910 Bureau and Kane counties Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2009/10/05 : American censuses1910 Chicago and Cook counties Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2009/09/02 : Belgian Laces VoL 31 #121Table of Contents & index
2009/07/12 : American censuses1910 Illinois, almost all the counties are now on-line, all transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2009/07/08 : Family Stories (Indiana)Peter-Family.net (external link) They arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 17, 1842. They helped found and settle Leopold, Indiana.
2009/07/08 : Family Stories (Belgium)Index of names of the book "Verriers Schmidt dans le Pays de Charleroi" by Regine Brindle
2009/07/08 : Family Stories (Wisconsin)Rev. Peter Jozef Cautereels by Dominique Van Rentergem, Antwerp, Belgium
2009/07/08 : American censuses1900 California : Santa Clara by Regine Brindle
2009/07/05 : This month in Belgium July 2009, by Regine Brindle
2009/06/15 : American censuses1900 California : Alameda by Regine Brindle
2009/06/13 : American censuses1920 Alaska : 1st, 2nd and 3rd Judicial districts by Regine Brindle
2009/06/06 : American censuses 1900 California : Amador, Mono and Santa Barbara by Regine Brindle1900 Colorado : Sedgwick, Teller and Weld counties by Regine Brindle
2009/06/06 : Belgian Laces VoL 31 #120Table of Contents & index
2009/06/03 : American records :Family stories : The story of Fons DeRoeck and Josephine Debot (Letters from Wausaukee to Antwerp 1887 - 1937) : written for the Gazette van Detroit by Dominique Van Rentergem, Antwerp, Belgium
2009/05/22 : This month in Belgium June 2009, by Regine Brindle
2009/05/17 : American censuses 1910 Indiana : Bartholomew, Benton and Cass counties added by Regine Brindle
2009/05/16 : American records Belgians who applied for citizenship by completing applications for naturalization with the District Court, Juneau, Alaska Territory by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2009/05/13 : This Month in BelgiumMay 2009, by Regine Brindle
2009/05/09 : Main page and navigation through the site changed new link : Research Tips/Site of the Week (Blog)"The Purpose of Our Organization" give you the Story of the Belgian Researchers
2009/05/09 : Emigrants ships Belgians arrival in New York, alphabetical lists by year for the years between 1821 and 1850 by Guy Gallez
2009/04/23 : American censuses 1880 and 1900 updated : number of Belgians listed by State/counties. States maps with counties borders added by Guy Gallez
2009/04/08 : American censuses1880 Illinois indexed
2009/04/04 : obituaries Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, California and Canada updated by Regine Brindle
2009/03/28 : American censuses 1880 Illinois completed, all counties available, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2009/03/14: Belgian records Births in Jumet (Charleroi, Belgium) 1821-1856, transcribed by Margaret LaBenne
2009/01/30: American censuses1900 Census : Illinois indexed
2009/01/24 : Belgian LacesBelgian Laces 2009 quarterly 1: table of contents and index Belgian Laces Indexes : Volumes 21 to 30 in one index
2009/01/01 : American censuses1900 Census : Illinois completed, all counties available, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
2008/12/08 :
"Records on line" technical changes