Opening hours of the Provincial Archives of Funen

Reading Room

Tuesday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(only on the first and the last Saturday every month, from October 1st until 31st of March)

Assistance

Tuesday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Special assistance for first time users: by appointment only

Document ordering

Tuesday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Remote storage:
Ordering may take up to 4 days

Telephone hours

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(only on the first and the last Saturday every month, from October 1st until 31st of March)

Address

Landsarkivet for Fyn
(The Provincial Archives of Funen)
Jernbanegade 36 A
DK-5000 Odense C

Telephone: +45 66 12 58 85
Fax: +45 66 14 70 71
E-mail: mailbox@lao.sa.dk

Closure days

Closed on Sundays and ordinary Danish holidays, the Saturday before Easter, the fourth Friday after Easter and the following Saturday, Friday after Ascension, 1 May, 5 June (Danish Constitution Day), 23 December-2 January (inclusive). If 22 December or 3 January is a Saturday, these will also be closure days.

Provincial Archives of Funen

The Archives covering the Island of Funen and the surrounding islands are located in Odense.

The Provincial Archives of Funen accept archival material from state authorities, local authorities and individuals within the area of Funen and the surrounding islands. Records of special interest transferred from private individuals include an abundant number from the various landed estates in Funen. The Archives hold approximately 20 kilometres of records.

Researchers and staff

The Provincial Archives is a central institution for all work relating to the history of the region of Funen. The collections are used by researchers at Syddansk Universitet (the University of Southern Denmark) and other institutions of higher education, as well as local historians and genealogists.

At the reading room

There is a large storage room adjoining the Reading Room at the Archives where visitors can find the most frequently used records. Parish Registers, records of civil marriages, Probate Registers and copyholder records, county journals, draft lists, etc. as well as reserved records are kept at this storage. The Archives also contain a map table for large format maps.

Certain records kept in remote storage

Inventories for requesting other types of archival material are located in the Reading Room. It is possible to submit a request for Records which are not directly accessible to the users, by filling in the reservation slips (located by each seat) with specific information found in these inventories.

The users have direct access to the Archives' Reference Library located in the gallery; there, among other material, one can find the Danish Legal Gazette, legal references, administration history, biographies, Danish history, monographs, local history and general historical publications.

Danish Demographic Database

The Danish Demographic Database (DDD) allows you to search for your ancestors online.

Danish Demographic Database