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Royal Belgian Genealogical and Heraldic Office

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The Royal Belgian Genealogical and Heraldic Office
Native name
Association Royale Office Généalogique et Héraldique de Belgique
Company typeASBL
Key people
Bertrand Maus de Rolley (president)
François-Xavier Geubel (VP)
Philippe Petit (general secretary)

The Royal Belgian Genealogical and Heraldic Office[1] (French: Association Royale Office Généalogique et Héraldique de Belgique or OGHB)[2] is a private genealogical and heraldic society in Belgium. It was founded in 1942[3] as an ASBL and has over a thousand members interested in genealogy and heraldry. While it publishes exclusively in the French language, it covers all regions of Belgium.

Its main purpose is the historical study of families without distinction of social class or profession as well as the auxiliary sciences of history, such as genealogy and heraldry.[4]

The OGHB benefits from royal patronage and government subsidies and is thus considered as having a somewhat greater status than a purely private society.[1]

It used to record the arms of persons and families before this task was taken over by the Council of Heraldry and Vexillology for the French Community and the Flemish Heraldic Council for the Flemish Community.[5]


The association publishes a number of publications:

  • Le Parchemin: a bimonthly review with table and index. [6][7]
  • Le Héraut: quarterly link sheet with practical information and announcements.[8][7]
  • Les Recueils: works, each issue of which includes a major study (most often genealogical).[9][7] Example: the living heraldic armorial.[10]

Board of directors[11]

Mr François de PIERPONT president
Mr Bertrand MAUS de ROLLEY vice-president, general treasurer
Mr François-Xavier GEUBEL vice-president
Mr Philippe PETIT general secretary
Mr Marc BELVAUX secretary of redaction of the Parchemin
Mr Damien BREULS de TIECKEN responsible for logistics
Mr Christophe DEFOSSA director of the Recueil
Mr Bernard de HAAN administrator
Mr Renaud HACHEZ administrator
Mr Baudouin D'HOORE archivist
Mr Frédéric de MONTPELLIER d'ANNEVOIE director of the Parchemin
Mr Jean-Jacques van ORMELINGEN administrator
Mr Cédric PAUWELS administrator
Count Baudouin d'URSEL administrator
Mr Bernard VANDERMEERSCH administrator

See also


  1. ^ a b "Foreign Armorial Grants and Registrations for Americans | Grants and Registrations | Education & Resources | American Heraldry Society". Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  2. ^ "Association Royale Office Généalogique et Héraldique de Belgique". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  4. ^ "Office Généalogique & Héraldique de Belgique". Woluwe Saint Pierre (in French). Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  5. ^ "Héraldique en Belgique | Association Royale Office Généalogique et Héraldique de Belgique". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  6. ^ "Association Royale Office Généalogique et Héraldique de Belgique". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  7. ^ a b c "OGHB1: page d'accueil". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  8. ^ "Le Héraut | Association Royale Office Généalogique et Héraldique de Belgique". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  9. ^ "Le Recueil | Association Royale Office Généalogique et Héraldique de Belgique". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  10. ^ "Armorial de l'Héraldique vivante | Association Royale Office Généalogique et Héraldique de Belgique". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  11. ^ "Conseil d'administration de l'Office | Association Royale Office Généalogique et Héraldique de Belgique". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
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