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Genealogical Population Reconstruction Klerken-Houthulst 1653-1914

This page was first created onJan 2, 2009; latest update made on Wed Dec 26 18:48:40 2018.

New More than 3,000 new records and many other updates in the 2018 Update

REMARK: THIS UPDATE, ONCE AGAIN, CONTAINS SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS AND CORRECTIONS AS COMPARED TO PREVIOUS VERSIONS. PLEASE NOTIFY US ABOUT ANY ERRORS OR DOUBLES FOUND

On these web pages, the result is represented of the ongoing genealogical population reconstruction for Klerken Houthulst and some neighbouring areas. This work stems from the original Debruyne genealogy research, that was first extended with full family name research for other highly visible family names of Klerken such as Beauprez and Verslype.
The consolidated database is primarily based on own research of Parish Registers of Klerken and Houthulst as available at the VCGH and more recenly also at the Belgian State Archives, FV Roeselare. More and more indexed Parish and Civil Record registrers are now available online at Vrijwilligers Rijksarchief België. It was further supported by available Census and Parish Register Index publications by FV on Klerken, Zarren, Woumen and other neighbouring villages.
Great help was offered by the spreasheet transcription of Parish Register data by Roger Clauw. Another major source is the work published by Michael Kelly living in Ottawa, Canada, focusing on a similar reconstruction project, but primarily based on Civil Records of the 1800s and more Parish Register data, as available at the Canadian Government Archives.
More recently, another great source with lots of background histroy data came available: Geert Tavernier (Bruges) published research about the "boskanters" (forest side dwellers) from around Houthulst (17th, 18th and 19th century). All data were compiled in a voluminous manuscript of over 300 pages (Dutch language only). The author makes this available to those interested in the form of a PDF file, downloadable from the Westhoek local history group website "Het duistere verleden van het Houthulstbos - Geschiedenis van de boskanters uit de omgeving van Houthulst (18e – 19e eeuw)" (title in English: "The dark past of Houthulst forest - History of the forest side dwellers in Houthulst area (18th - 19th century)".

As of today; there are 36703 individuals and 10893 families representing 4229 surnames in this database, as it is published here. People represented here had birth, marriage, death or census registered in Klerken, or were directly related in the 1st or 2nd degree to people having such link. This 36703 individiuals represent an estimated 82 % of the total population born, married or dying in Klerken / Houthulst during the period 1653-1914. Obviously, this number will increase with future updates of these pages. Please visit again or ask for data if not immediately found.

INDEX

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Surname List

The most common surnames in this database (in order of decreasing use; not including all spelling variations) are

Debruyne (1199), Beauprez (911), De Bruyne (760), Clauw (581), Verslype (527), Dewulf (432), Jaecques (349), Depoorter (317), Dumoulin (295), Bogaert (291), De Wulf (287), Vandamme (287), Vermeersch (262), Despeghel (233), Tant (226), Verstraete (226), Pieters (224), Declerck (222), Degraeve (209), De Wilde (203), Dewilde (203), Carnier (193), Callewaert (188), Deruyter (186), Verslyppe (183), Deman (180), Pysson (178), Syoen (178), Costenoble (173), Seys (168), Mahieu (166), Hosten (157), Maes (157), Dewijse (149), D'Hulster (148), Joos (147), Maddelein (144), Staelen (135), De Wijse (119), Marchand (118), Deleu (117), Verhaeghe (115), Huyghe (112), Vandaele (111), Desodt (110), Barbier (109), Wybou (108), Carpentier (105), Casteleyn (105), Willaert (104), Vanacker (103)

 

Database Owner Contact Information

Ignace Debruyne
Haverhuisstraat 28
B-8870 Izegem (Belgium)
+32 (0)51 31 12 74
ignace.debruyne@advalvas.be
http://www.ignacedebruyne.eu


This page, and all genealogical data contained on it are © 2018 Ignace Debruyne (ignace.debruyne@advalvas.be).

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