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Archival Training

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Landeskunde entdecken online (LEO-BW)

History and Description of the Land Baden-Württemberg and its Regions

Wuerttembergian Online Register

Emigration from Southwest Germany

Monasteries in Baden-Wuerttemberg

Research on and Description of the Land

Resources and Topics for the Classroom

Reference Service

Reference Service

These pages will help you to prepare your visit to the Archives as best as possible.

Magazinraum im Staatsarchiv Sigmaringen. Aufnahme: Mauser-Einrichtungen, Waldeck.
Records that are kept in the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg

The different departments of the Landesarchiv hold documents of the State agencies which are of enduring value and make them accessible to the public. The records also comprise those documents of the former spiritual and secular territories which - in the course of history - have become the Land Baden-Württemberg.

The Landesarchiv also keeps private documents, such as personal papers, photos, documents from institutions etc. Many noble families have deposited their records in the Landesarchiv.
The term "documents" means more than files, charters, maps and plans but also photos and audiovisual material, in short anything that has been important in the agencies for many centuries.

Moreover, you will find archival work tools which will help you on your way into the archive. In the legal foundation you will find laws, leaflets and forms to download. You can recherche further literature in the office library (available in German only).