Posted By:Samuel Vigardt
Subject:Gypsies in Belgium - Historical project
Post Date:November 19, 2012 at 15:37:10
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Forum:Belgium Genealogy Forum
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Dear reader of this message

For two years I and two other had a prosject about the norwegian gypsies. They came to Norway in the middle of 1800's. From where they came no one really know. Maybe some of them came from Hungary, others from Russia.
The projects name is in gypsy language called "Le Norveganongi Romengi Historia", and in english "History of the Norwegian Rom".

After a while reaching for information we found a lot interesting. This project have gathered all the names of the gypsies who died during the second world war, and we have travelled to different countries to search for information. Also one of our methods to know more have been to talk with the norwegian gypsies still living.

"Le Norveganongi Romengi Historia" is a project where the leader is a norwegian gypsy. Here name is Natalina, and belong to two of the three gypsy clans we have in Norway.

There should be very nice to get contact with someone who have some tips about searching in archives in Belgium. Maybe also someone have information about gypsies in Belgium?

Another question: Is there some page where I can search for births, marriages, deaths or graves in Belgium?

Hope to hear from someone :)
Thanks for reading this message. My english is not the best, so sorry for that.

Samuel Vigardt