Rigsarkivet

  • Danish National Archives

History

The Danish National Archives is the archive-holding body for the central authorities such as ministries, agencies and national organisations. (and from 2012 holds the records formerly held at the Provincial Archive of Zealand) The State Archives is the collective name for the Danish National Business Archives, the Danish Data Archives, the Danish National Archives and the 3 provincial archives at Viborg, Aabenraa and Odense. The National Archivist is the Head of the National Archives and the Senior Manager of the State Archives.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Visitors to the Reading Room may request assistance from the professional archival staff, many of whom will have specialised areas of expertise.

In order to make it easier to search in the collections, the National Archives have developed a number of guides, inventories and leaflets that introduce and describe the records of the various authorities, institutions and private individuals. The main part of this material is in Danish but some material is available in English - mainly in the areas of foreign policy and genealogy. The search aids are extremely useful for people using the archives and who are trying to understand the systems used by most authorities to classify their records

Opening Times

Reading Room Until 31 July 2013:Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 1 August 2013:Tuesday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.(Saturday closed 1 April to 30 September) Please note that it is not possible to order documents on Saturdays.

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