The cadastral atlas of P.C. Popp is a first-rate source on real estate and land ownership in the 19th century. The database POPPKAD brings many land register data from this publication within the reach of scientists and interested parties. More than 540,000 landowners from the provinces of Antwerp, Brabant, Hainaut and East Flanders can be found on the projectsite. The site also provides access to images of the land registers in which more information on property owners, buildings and land from the 19th century is brought together. More than 29,000 registers have already been downloaded via this site!
In the course of 2022, the database will be further expanded. Thanks to the tireless efforts of dozens of volunteers, all land register data from the province of West Flanders, as published by Popp between 1843 and 1852, will be added to the database. An estimated 80,000 personal details of real estate owners will be additionally available for consultation via the online search engine. They will be available when data entry and processing are completed.
The extension of the data collections will be realised in cooperation with the project West Vlaanderen Verpoppt, which has been running since 2019 under the umbrella of Heemkunde West-Vlaanderen.