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Belgium: Address and Telephone Directories

Telephone directories are used by genealogists and historians to identify people and businesses from a particular place and era. This guide lists the directories from Belgium in the Library of Congress collections.


Most of the foreign telephone directories held by the Library of Congress are uncataloged, we have therefore compiled this list of Belgian directories as a finding aid for our staff and researchers. These directories cover Belgium between the years 1937-1996. There are approximately 350 directories. In addition to the uncataloged directories listed on the next page, the Library also holds a handful that are cataloged and may be requested using the online catalog. To locate these directories, search the Library of Congress Online Catalog using subject keywords such as "Belgium" and "directories," or the name of a city plus "directories." In addition to telephone directories, this kind of search also yields business/address directories from Belgium.

Besides using printed telephone directories, a reader may find it helpful to use online directories available for free on the Internet. The telephone portal site Infobel External provides a database of business entries for each European country, including Belgium (Belgique). There are no listings for private individuals at this site.

Library of Congress Guides to Belgian Resources