State Archives of Belgium

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State archives in Ghent

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Bagattenstraat 43
9000 Ghent
  How to get there

T : +32 (0)9 265 76 70
F : +32 (0)9 265 76 79

Opening hours:

  • From Tuesday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., by reservation.
  • In July and August: closed between 12:00 and 13:00.
  • Closed on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, bridging days and during the file check week.

Reserve your place at least two working days in advance via e-mail.

  Click here for the complete list of closed days

05/09/2022 - Various

In the context of the launch of the genealogical website (in the autumn of 2022), certain digitised parish registers or registers of civil status will be temporarily unavailable. We thank you for your understanding and apologize in advance for this inconvenience! In addition, we would like to point out that six months after the launch of this new website, the current inventories in the search engine (ordered by province and municipality) will be taken offline. The digitised registers can then only be consulted via the genealogical website. Concretely, this means that the current URLs will disappear. If you have made a link to these registers (in a family tree or on a website), this will have to be adapted after the launch of the website.

30/10/2018 - Digitisation

The State Archives holds a real treasure of cartographic materials, but handing out original maps and plans in the reading rooms bears the risk of deteriorating the state of conservation of these documents. Indeed, repeated unrolling and rolling-up of these maps and plans that are sometimes of considerable size has taken its toll on the documents, which called for a large-scale digitization campaign. In recent years, some 60,000 maps and plans were digitised. This number increases steadily. Roughly 44,000 of these digital images have been processed and are now available for research.

New appraisal guidelines for the municipalities in Flanders

Head of Service: Paul Drossens.

Archivists: Annelies Somers, Joke Verfaillie.

Heads of Research Projects: Kaat Cappelle, Caroline Staelens, An Vandenberghe.

Reception, Reading Room and Stacks Management: Sophie Becue, Johan Buyle, Jurgen Cazaux, John De Decker, Tania Fol.

Maintenance: Nena Uyttendaele. e-Procurement