Welcome to Kreisarchiv Stormarn (Bad Oldesloe)
The Kreisarchiv is a municipal archive for the district of Stormarn which has been responsible for the traditions and records of the Kreis Stormarn (district of Stormarn) since 1867.
The archives stock consist mainly
of written sources (700 metres of files), several hundreds of posters and maps,
i. a. large-format collected documents, as well as 300,000 picture recordings
and an extensive collection of print matters. Adding to this is a collection of
newspapers on microfilm dating back to the year 1839.
The landscape of Stormarn is situated between Lübeck and Hamburg and has a more than thousand year old history. The district archive promotes the research on the regions history as well as it releases publications.
For most of the first-time users visiting an archive involves many seemingly unusual things and processes. That is why it is advisable to prepare well for the research to be done.
The Stormarn coat of arms can be traced back to the late 15th century.
Stormarn is the origininal territory denomination of a Saxon tribe residing north of the river Elbe with Hamburg as a centre point. In his ecclesiastical history at the end of 11th century Adam of Bremen refers to the territory inhabitants as "Stumarii".