Federal Archive Research
Are you looking for traces of your family history? Are you researching historical people, places and events?
More than 400 km of archive material are waiting for your request in the Federal Archives.
Five simple steps to the result of the search
SUBMIT A FREE ENQUIRY VIA THE ENQUIRY FORM
VIEW BRIEF REPORT
SETTLE INVOICE AMOUNT
PRESERVE AGREED ARCHIVAL MATERIALS (COPIES, DIGITAL COPIES)
Federal Archive Research: Why commission Ad Acta?
Save time, money & nerves
Travel and accommodation costs, time-consuming familiarisation with the holdings and finding aids of the Federal Archives are eliminated.
Search steps can be adapted to ongoing processes
Transcriptions of handwritten documents and digitisation of archival materials give you easy access to documents.
Ad Acta handles finding aids & archival records safely and quickly
- Subject areas -
German Reich - 1871-1918
Weimar Republic - 1918-1933
National Socialism - 1933-1945
SBZ - 1945-1949
DDR - 1949-1989
More on request
Ad Acta searches can view non-public material with the appropriate clearance from the Federal Archives
Collect your archive material, digitally process it
Accompany, check or expand your ongoing research.
Ad Acta Recherchen is a private research service that works with materials from the Federal Archives and is subject to the relevant legal provisions. As an independent federal authority, the Federal Archives is under the official and professional supervision of the Federal Government Commissioner for Media and Culture. Since 2021 Claudia Roth (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) the Federal Government Commissioner for Media and Culture. The legal basis for all action is laid down in the Federal Archives Act (BArchG), which first came into force on 6 January 1988 and was newly adopted by the German Bundestag in 2017. A last amendment was made on 4 December 2018 with the incorporation of the German Service for Notification of Next of Kin of Fallen of the Former German Armed Forces (WASt) into the Federal Archives.