The foreigners files are an underexplored but extremely interesting source for historians, genealogist, copyrighters and screenrighters alike. Just about anyone looking for a good story, a family history or inspiration for a creative project should take a dive into this enormous amount of personal files. Curious about prostitution in the 19th century? Circusartists? Roma? East-European and Jewisch migrants searching for a more hospitable environment? Vagabonds who roamed the borders? Or just looking for an idea for a thesis or dissertation? Come and have a look at the ARA (Brussels) or go to the 'Contact' page of our website!