I'm looking for an official document
There are many different types of official documents: passports, mortgage deeds or court documents, to name but a few. Many of these official documents are kept not only by yourself but also by the government or other authorities. Such documents can be an important source of information for genealogical research. The privacy of individuals who are still alive must of course be taken into account.
Listed below are a number of research guides that may help you in your search for certain documents. Of course these are not the only official documents available at the Nationaal Archief. If what you're looking for is not listed here but you think it could potentially be in our archives, you can ask us using the Contact button at the bottom of this page.