Re: help getting started?

Regine Brindle

The birth record DOES state he was born in Lambermont, though the birth was recorded in nearby Muno

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1:12:18 AM EDT, Regine Brindle via <babette602001@...> wrote:

Hello Rene,

I did not find any Ansay born in Lambermont in 1902, 1903 or 1904

Lambermont is their last residence,  Population registers should help you find that answer but most are not available on FamilySearch or thru an archive.  You may need t contact the town itself.
Allow me to contact Hubert Barnich and Annette Biazot.  They may have some good information.
Our Facebook group might also be an easier way to connect if you like Facebook

however there is a tree on Geneanet

that indicates a birth at Lambermont
it ties in with this entry in the book Luxembourgeois dans le monde, page 211, where
Jean Ducat indicates
- Jean Ansay, b 1870 Fontenoille, left from Muno in 1907 for Rhode Island
- Jean Baptiste Ansay b 1850, Muno left in 1883 for OR
- Arthur Ansay, b 1883, Muno, left in 1907 from Muno to RI

Once you know where they were from using Familysearch as Heidi signaled should be a piece of cake.
Registers of Fontenoille don't give the ANSAY you are looking for in 1903.

Well, Albert Joseph ANSAY (misspelled in the tables) was born in Muno
Note that his sister Flore appears there as well.

Albert's parents marriage record found here

His birth record

Glad to help further if you need more help though

Regine Brindle

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 10:58:47 PM EDT, rene.kratz@... <rene.kratz@...> wrote:



I was given the name of your group by the Belgian Consulate in New York. My mother, Annette Ansay Burke, will turn 80 in December of 2021. She was born to a man named Albert Jean Ansay who emigrated to the United States. We believe he came from Lambermont in Belgium. We have traced him back to his arrival in New York aboard the Zeeland. From US records, we think his birth date was 13 May 1903.  For my mother’s birthday, I would like to find out more about her family in Belgium. Would you be able to help me figure out how to do this? Ideally, when we can travel again, I’d like to go to Belgium with my mother so she can see the place her father’s family came from. I’m hoping to figure out where we should go, etc., before her birthday so I thought I should get started!


I did look around your website. The links for civil registers and parish registers are no longer working. Also, for the emigrants ships page, I think we could add the Zeeland in 1907, arriving from Antwerp to NYC. I’m not sure how to get the complete ships records – I only have the part with my grandfather and his family that I got from


If you could help me figure out how to do research on the Belgian side of my mother’s family I would greatly appreciate it.


Also, I read through the more recent posts on this forum and saw the language discussion. Just to add to it, my grandfather spoke French (and also married a French Canadian as one other poster mentioned).


Thank you for any help you can provide,

René Fester


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