Granting access to archival material

If you have a legitimate interest, you can view archive material.

For example.B for scientific purposes, for local history issues, for research into your own family or for the clarification of legal questions, you can view archive material in the respective archive. You can find out which archive material is responsible for your question via corresponding overviews of holdings and finding aids, which the respective archive has available either on the Internet or on site. The use of the archives is possible on request for any person who has a legitimate interest in inspecting archival materials.

if applicable, identity card, power of attorney

Forms: application form, reproduction order
Online procedure possible: partly
Written form required: partial
Personal appearance necessary: partly


In most cases, the use of the archive is open to any citizen upon request. Assistance in reading and understanding old or foreign-language writings can usually not be granted. If possible, you should be able to read these writings.

Terms of use and costs of the respective archive

Related Links

  • Brandenburg Archives Act (BbgArchivG)
  • Fee Schedule (LHAGebO)
  • Brandenburg State Main Archive Usage Regulations (LHA-BenO)

Related Links

  • Brandenburg State Main Archive (BLHA)
  • Brandenburg Archive Portal

You can send your request in writing, also by e-mail, to the archive.

You will receive a written reply from the archive.

If you wish to use the archive directly, this is possible during opening hours. If possible, register your visit in writing or by telephone in advance and reserve a place in the reading room.

You fill out an application form on site and, if necessary, will be advised by an archivist.

You select the archive materials that you want to view in finding materials, order them for inspection on existing order slips, receive the archive material for inspection in the reading room (if necessary only after the necessary preliminary examination on a new date) and return it to the reading room supervisor after inspection.

Archives increasingly offer the ability to provide access to your holdings online. Please enquire about this at the competent authority.

Responsible for the content
Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg

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