Summer closure

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Summer closure

Reading rooms: Summer closure from 15 July 2024 to and including 5 August 2024

Our reading rooms will be closed from 15 July 2024 until 5 August 2024. All online services will be available as usual during the closure. The reading rooms will be open again from 6 August 2024.

New design for SIARD Suite

New design for SIARD Suite

The Federal Archives operate and maintain the open-source software SIARD Suite to archive relational databases. It has now been updated, and the latest release also features a new design. Users are guided step by step through the archiving process. You can find further information on using SIARD Suite and a link to download it here

Online access: 1.4 million more dossiers now searchable

Online access: 1.4 million more dossiers now searchable

Artificial intelligence is now being used to automatically anonymise sensitive metadata
(e.g. names in dossier titles) and make them available online on the web portal for the first time. If users do not have the requisite authorisation, the data will be redacted. For more information, see Searching.

Reading Room: Ordering of Documents and Reservation of a Workstation

Online access

Online access

The Federal Archives online – any time, anywhere.

Research tips

This section contains information on the wide range of search options and practical information.


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Digital documents

Digital archiving in the Federal Archives ensures that the actions of government remain transparent in the digital age.

Project Online access

In future you will be able to consult every dossier from the Federal Archives online, with analogue dossiers being digitised to order.

Administrative history

The Federal Archives research the history of the federal administration since 1918.

More from the Federal Archives

Important links

Federal Archives online

The documents from the Federal Archives are available online. Watch the video to see how online access works.

Federal Constitution

To mark the 175th anniversary of the Federal Constitution on September 12, 2023, the Federal Archives transported the historical document to the Federal Palace.