Sunday, 27 January 2019

Tracing the Belgian Refugees database

An announcement from the Tracing the Belgian Refugees project on Twitter (


The database is now LIVE & ready for you to start inputting your data on Belgian refugees of the FWW - As little as just a name!

Find it here, complete with user guide:

Any questions or comments please email

There's more about the project on the site's home page:

Tracing the Belgian Refugees is a digital humanities project funded by the AHRC and run by colleagues at the Universities of Leeds, Leuven and UCL, which traces and records Belgian refugees who came to the UK during the First World War. We have created a free-to-use online database for anyone who would like to input information that they have found about a Belgian refugee, and to view the information that others have shared. With this, we hope to widen our knowledge and understanding of the experiences and legacies of the Belgian refugee diaspora.

There's also an introductory video (

Looks like a very useful resource!

(With thanks to the latest Society of Genealogists newsletter at


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