Written request

Umschläge von schriftlichen Anfragen an das Staatsarchiv Zürich

In general, the use of the Archive is done on the spot by accessing the archive documents in our reading room or consulting the available literature in our reference library. 

Written requests will only be handled for minor information. The replies may be limited to general information on whether there are documents in the State Archives regarding the request. The Archive is unable to execute research requests. We will be able to provide you with addresses of historians and professional genealogists on request.

Your request

If you would like to submit a written request, please fill in the following form. Please be as precise as possible regarding your request.


Processing time

Your request will be processed and answered within only a few days upon its receipt at the State Archives.

You may have to wait for a reply for up to three weeks in case of more complex requests.