KMB Associates

Family Research Services

Specialising in New Zealand and Australian Connections in Europe

KMB Associates, Brussels, Belgium  

Researching Family Links in the UK and Ireland

A good many New Zealanders and Australians have family origins in the UK or Ireland.  They came as convicts, as assisted immigrants, on their own, as a result of the gold rushes and for many other reasons.  And there was much migration between New Zealand and Australia.

Connecting the World

The UK has had obligatory registration of births deaths and marriages since 1837 and a similar scheme applied to what is now the Republic of Ireland.  These are fine if you know where your family originated.  There are also the UK censuses which took place every year since 1831 and give many details of family units - again if you know where to look for your family.  Unfortunately, many of the principal Irish records were destroyed in 1922 and although efforts were made to replace them from other sources, the original records cannot be reconstituted.  This makes searching in Ireland doubly difficult. 


While there are many sources, they are often difficult to use or understand.  KMB Associates is a specialist consulting agency with long experience in searching UK and Ireland records and providing advice and consulting on family research matters on the European continent and the UK. 

Our base in Belgium provides the ideal centralised place for seeking out original information and researching your genealogical needs for your European forbears. 

We are more than happy to answer your questions or give you a quote.  Please contact us at the address points shown below.

f you wish to contact us:

KMB Associates sprlu                                                                      

Clos du Bergoje 21

1160 Brussels


Tel: +32.2.675 1656     Fax: +32.2.675 1656      Mobile: +32.2.473 942 446                                                                                                     updated - 15 May 2003