Van Mechelin – I am trying to trace my Belgium ancestors and I am having difficulty finding any info like census etc. I am looking for a Gustave Van Mechelen born about 1848 his father was called Francois who was a calico printer I do not know his mothers name. He had a sister called Ellean who had a lace shop in an arcade in Brussels. I am not sure if the family may have lived or worked at rue des Chartreux . Gustave moved to London I am not sure when but he had his first child in 1881 at this time he was a Hat Maker. I can trace his life then on in England but I no little about his earler life & family in Brussels.