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Copyright City of Bruges

The Archiefbank Brugge (Archive database Bruges) site contains information and imagery of documents of a genealogical nature, older than one hundred years.

This information is provided to you for informational purposes only and is not legally binding.

This site was compiled with the utmost care by the City of Bruges. Nonetheless, no guarantees can be given with regard to the correctness, completeness or accuracy of the information on this site. The City of Bruges cannot be held liable for the content of this site. This site and all the materials it contains are provided to you “as is”. The City of Bruges does not provide any guarantees in this respect, neither implicitly nor explicitly.

The City of Bruges reserves the right to make changes at any time, without prior notice.

Use of ‘cookie technology’

The City of Bruges uses cookie technology to trace how you arrived at the City of Bruges site, to record how and how often the various pages of the website are visited, and to be able to better adapt the website to the needs and wishes of the user. The City of Bruges does not use this technology to record information about individual users, so no personal information will be tracked and/or used. Please note that you can adjust your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted or that you receive a warning when any cookies are sent.

Notification of copyright, industrial and intellectual property

The presentation and the entire contents of this site are protected by industrial and intellectual property rights. You may only use the information, text or imagery on this website for personal, non-commercial use.


All trademarks, logos and service marks on this site are the property of the City of Bruges or third parties. It is forbidden to use, permanently download, copy or distribute these in any way whatsoever without the written consent of the City of Bruges or, where appropriate, third parties.



The Archiefbank Brugge website may contain hyper(text) links to other websites, which are completely independent of this website. The City of Bruges cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in such hyper(text)links or external websites. Any use you make of the hyper(text) links on the City of Bruges website is at your own risk.

Limitation of liability

The City of Bruges accepts no liability for direct or indirect, incidental or exceptional damage resulting from the consultation or use of this website. This also applies to any form of damage or loss caused by a computer virus or by the trust you place in the information obtained from the City of Bruges website.

Update to the terms of use

The City of Bruges reserves the right to update these terms of use at any time. Therefore, we hereby invite you to read through these terms of use each time you visit this website.

Liability online posting sources

Bruges City Archives bears full responsibility for placing all sources online on the Bruges Archive Bank.