Bayerisches Staatswappen The Bavarian State Archives

The archives of the state of Bavaria (Germany) preserve records (e.g. charters, files, maps) created by the government and administration of Bavaria and its predecessors since the introduction of writing (the oldest charter dates from the year 777) . They can be used in the reading rooms of the nine Bavarian state archives.

Our pages are available only in German, as consultation of the records and the finding aids is not possible without knowledge of this language.

Please note, that in Germany any genealogical research for the period after 1876 as a rule should begin with the records kept by the local authority of a person's residence, and for the period before 1876 should set out at the registers of baptisms, marriages and deaths kept by the ecclesiastic archives. Further research at the state archives can only lead to any results with exact information gained from these sources.

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The Bavarian Archives Portal lists many archives in Bavaria. From there you can get to the individual archives. archives in Bavaria
Should you be looking for some other office of the State of Bavaria, the districts and communities you might find it in the directory of authorities in Bavaria: directory of state offices in Bavaria
Should you be looking for some government office somewhere else in Germany you might find it on the General Germany Portal Germay portal

UNESCO Archives Portal

Please include the postal address in any e-mails! All mail, no difference if received by letter, fax or e-mail will be answered in the order of arrival.

Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Archive Bayerns
Schönfeldstr. 5
80539 München

Tel.: +49 89/28638-2482
Fax: +49 89/28638-2615

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