Accessing the archives and its collections is free. However, (digital) copies are not free.
Following is an overview of the (digital) copies available for a fee.
Scanning on request
When a document is not yet digitalized, it is possible in most cases to request a scan via the archive inventory. A request costs 5 euros. Paying is possible via iDeal or credit card. Read more about Scanning on request.
Scanning or copies on request by mail
It is not possible for all archive documents to be requested via the archive inventory. Read the frequently asked questions on the Scanning on demand page for more information about this. In some cases, it is possible to order a scan per (e)mail. We would love to talk about the possibilities. You will pay your order upfront; we will send you an invoice via email, and after we have received the payment we will send you the (digital) copies.
Basic rate + price per page
- Basic rate in the Netherlands: € 7,-
- Basic rate outside the Netherlands: € 10,50
- 1-5 pages: € 7,-
- 6-10 pages: € 8,50
- 11-20 pages: € 10,-
- 21-30 pages: € 11,50
- Over 30 pages: € 11,50 for 30 pages plus € 0,50 per extra page.
Please be aware that when providing an incorrect source an extra fee may be charged: € 13,50 per 15 minutes of extra work.
Scans of an image
Many images (for example a print, card or poster) have a free downloadable scan. If a scan of an image is not yet available you can order one for €5,-. Send us an email with the name of the archive and the catalogue number of the image. We will also need your address details to create an invoice. After receiving the payment, we will send the scan through WeTransfer.
Scans of sources from Zeeland Ancestors
Scans of non-digitalized sources from Zeeland Ancestors can be ordered (in most cases) through the icon with the shopping cart. Costs are € 5,- or € 8,- depending on the source. Payment is possible via iDeal or Credit Card. We will send you the scans as soon as possible after receiving your payment.
Ordering through the website
In order to order scans via the ‘scanning on request’, you need to have a subscription to the free service “My Reading Room”. Read more/plan-je-bezoek/studiezaal/mijn-studiezaal/
At the reading room in Middelburg
Blueprints can have different formats. It is also common to find different kinds of blueprints for one address. We can not determine which blueprints you need, so it is easiest to visit the reading room in person to view the blueprints, before ordering a scan. Scans are in black-and-white, PDF-format and cost € 9,- per scan.
Copy by yourself
There is a copying machine in the reading room in Middelburg that visitors can use. Visitors can use this to copy reference books, not original copies. Prices:
- A4, € 0,20
- A3, € 0,30
Copying or scanning of original documents by archive employees
It is possible to order a scan or paper copy (black-and-white only) of an original document by asking the reading room employees.
- A4, made by employee: € 0,50
- A3, made by employee: € 0,60
When a scan is already available, it won’t be possible to make a paper copy of that document.
Print of a microfiche or print screen
A few sources can be accessed via microfiche. We can also print this. A print of your search results on the reading room computers can also be made.
- A4 microfiche: € 0,80
- A3 microfiche: € 1,20
- Print screen: € 0,60
Paying at the Zeeuws Archives is possible via cash or by card.
At the HIP Terneuzen
At the Historical Information Point, the reading room of the Zeeuws Archive in Terneuzen, you can also order scans or paper copies of documents from the archives and collections of the municipality of Terneuzen. The order will be processed in the Zeeuws Archives in Middelburg and will be send after payment has been received.
It is not always possible to order a scan. On the website, you will get the statement: “it is not possible to order a copy for this document.” This can have a couple of reasons:
- The information in the descriptions is the same as the information in the original source.
- The material state of the source doesn’t allow for scanning. This is the case with for example criminal sentences and mortgage custodians that are bound in thick covers. To look at these documents you have to visit the reading room in the Zeeland Archives.
All prices on this page are conform the ‘Regeling tarieven rijksarchiefbescheiden’ (Regulation on rates of national archive documents).
It is possible to commission research by the employees of the Zeeuws Archives. Price per fifteen minutes (with a maximum of two hours): € 18,25.
We do not conduct genealogical research.
Volunteers from the Genealogical Centre Zeeland, who are present on Tuesdays and Thursdays in our reading room, would love to help you with your research.
Genealogical research can also be outsourced to private researchers who conduct research for third parties. For example:
- Looking up missing names and dates in your genealogy, family tree or pedigree.
- Compiling a genealogy, pedigree or pedigree chart as completely as possible.
- Research into the notarial and judicial archives.
- Research into a family crest or coat of arms.
A few researchers who are often in Zeeland conducting genealogical research on behalf of a third party are: