Now What?: Belgian Waffling
6/12/2014
Expert answers on researching Belgian roots.
Q. What advice can you offer on genealogy in Belgium? My husband’s family came from there, and I would like to know where I can find information—no one even knows when or how the family got from Belgium to the United States. All I’ve found so far is it was in the late 1800s.

A. Based on the problem you’ve described, it sounds as though you really should be focusing on researching the family in the United States rather than Belgium. In order to cross the pond, you first have to pinpoint the Belgian immigrant.