Org nr: 202100-1074 Epost: landsarkivet.vila[snabel-a]riksarkivet.se
The Regional State Archives in Visby was founded in 1905 and is situated in the northern part of Visby.
The Regional State Archives in Visby is a public agency under the ministry of culture and keeps approximately 6 200 shelf meters of documents, photographs and maps. 70% comes from the local and regional civil governmental administration, and 30% originate from the private sector. We only keep archival materials from The County of Gotland (Gotlands län).
Reading room and other facilities for visitors
The two reading rooms on Broväg 27 has 29 seats for researchers, one of them with computers, microfiche and microfilm readers. Paper copies can be made of paper documents, maps, microfiche and microfilm. Copies of photographs can also be made.
|Postal address:||Broväg 27, SE-621 41 VISBY, SWEDEN|
|Visiting address:||Broväg 27, Visby|
|Telephone:||+46 10 476 88 00|
|Telefax:||+46 10 476 88 20|
The reading rooms, Broväg 27, Visby:
|September - May:|
|Monday – Tuesday||09.30 - 16.00|
|Wednesday||09.30 - 20.00|
|Thursday||09.30 - 16.00|
|Friday||09.30 - 14.30|
|June - August|
|Monday – Thursday||09.30 - 16.00|
|Friday||09.30 - 14.30|
The national registration expedition, Broväg 27, Visby. (Provides church records up to and including June 30, 1991, that are younger than 70 years.):
|Monday - Friday||10.00 - 12.00|
Visiting The Regional State Archives in Visby is free of charge. Any reservation is not required but if you contact us before your visit, our possibility to serve you with the archival material you are looking for increases. Any inconvenience due to possible restrictions in opening hours can also be avoided.
Access and fees
There is public access to the collections unless otherwise stated in the Act of Secrecy. Visiting The Regional State Archives in Visby is free of charge but there is a fee for written enquiries. Please contact us for more information.
The National Archival Database of Sweden (NAD) contains information on the collections of The Regional State Archives in Visby, on other regional state archives and on The National Archives in Sweden. Inventories (container lists) of most collections are available in the reading room.
To find information about a person in the Gotlandic church records, we need some specifics. We need the name, the year and the place (farm and parish or city) were that person was born or lived on Gotland before June 30, 1991.
The Regional State Archives in Visby only keep archival materials from The County of Gotland (Gotlands län).
Archives of public agencies, including genealogical records
The archives of public agencies are mainly from the 17th century an onwards and origins from the local and regional civil governmental administration.
The Gotlandic church records kept in The Regional Archives in Visby are from the late 17th century up to June 30, 1991, with some exceptions. They include household records and records of birth, marriage, death and migration.
Among other records from public agencies kept in The Regional State Archives in Visby are records from the judicial system, census and tax clerk's records, land records and records from the local county government (Länsstyrelsen i Gotlands län), secondary schools, district medical officers, customs stations, local police offices, state prisons and lighthouse officers.
The Regional State Archives in Visby also keep several archives of private origin such as personal and family archives, archives from companies, farms, associations (both non-profit and economic organizations) such as trade unions, political parties, sport associations, environmental and other popular (national) movements and from several nonconformist churches and temperance movements.
The Regional State Archives in Visby also keeps photographic archives, together including approx. 5 000 000 pictures.