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Copenhagen City Archives

Copenhagen City Archives collect archival material from the City of Copenhagen and preserves it for posterity.

Copenhagen City Archives collect archival material from the City of Copenhagen and preserves it for posterity.

40 km of shelved archival material and 3 terabyte of data, amounting to another 10 km of shelves. The City Archives’ extensive collection contains documentation of the development of Copenhagen and its citizens. The oldest document in the archive is a privilege from 1275. The most recent electronic data has been handed over to the archive this year.

In the reading room at the Copenhagen City Hall, anyone can explore the history of Copenhagen or their own lineage. However, most people visit the archives online. Here you can access a still growing amount of digitized archival material 24 hours a day. Since 2009 the city Archives has worked intensively with crowd sourcing. Thousands of volunteers have been involved in typing handwritten documents, in an effort to make them searchable to other users.