State Archives of Belgium

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State archives in Beveren

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Kruibekesteenweg 39/1
9120 Beveren
  How to get there

T : +32 (0)3 750 29 77
F : +32 (0)3 750 29 70

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday to Friday: 9h à 16h30.
    (in July and August: Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 am to noon and from 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm).
  • As from 1 June 2018: Tuesday to Thursday from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
  • Closed on Monday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as on public holidays and during repository inventorying.

  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.

Two hundred years ago, on 18 June 1815, the famous battle of Waterloo was fought. The State Archives conserves hundreds of linear metres of records from this period that can be searched with archive guides, inventories, historical studies, etc. A number of events are also organised this year in relation with the commemorations.

New appraisal guidelines for the municipalities in Flanders

Head of Service: Johan Dambruyne

Archivists: Harald Deceulaer, Johan Poukens, Bart Willems

Reception, Reading Room and Stacks Management: Ingrid Beullens, Ann Bylé, Tita Maquiling, Marleen Noppe, Gunther Vispoel  

Concierge: Wesley Geysels e-Procurement