State Archives of Belgium

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You are a teacher looking for information about the State Archives in general or about a particular repository in order to use it in your lessons?

Feel free to search our digital archive via our website to find numerous birth, marriage, death and baptismal certificates dating from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as the reports of the Council of Ministers from 1918 to 1979, some 20,000 seal moulds of the National Archives, and many other interesting archival items.

You can also discover the rich collections of the State Archives in one of our virtual exhibitions.

Of course, you can always consult archival documents in one of our reading rooms or request a reproduction.

If you would like to visit a State Archives repository with your pupils or students, you can book a guided tour.

If you are an academic in history and want stay informed about the colloquia organized by the State Archives, you can send your contact details to

Always feel free to contact a State Archives repository near you for further information! e-Procurement