Available passes

General information about our archive, and the ability to search our database to see if we have a digital copy of a given church book, are free for all visitors to the site. Please note that only books marked in green are available as digital copies. The forum is also free to use, but requires registration in order to post comments to the platform.

Access to digital book material requires paid access. There are different passes available based on your needs. Each pass expires at the end of its period of validity and is not automatically renewed.
Access to the digital material takes place using an internet browser, and access is limited to one device per user account. Each different pass type allows you a certain number of downloads through the church book viewer application. Downloaded images are in PDF format, and a PDF-reader must be installed on your device to read downloaded material – click here to download a PDF-reader application.

The following types of passes are available:

Private users (natural persons):

1-Month-Pass: €19.90 incl. VAT
This pass allows an individual user to access the digital church book archive for one month (30 days) starting from the date of subscription, as well as up to 50 image downloads.

3-Month-Pass: €52.20 incl. VAT (equal to €17.40 per month)
This pass allows an individual user to access the digital church book archive for three months (90 days) starting from the date of subscription, as well as up to 150 image downloads.

1-Year-Pass€178.80 incl. VAT (equal to €14.90 per month)
This pass allows an individual user to access the digital church book archive for one year (365 days) starting from the date of subscription, as well as up to 600 image downloads.

20-Day-Allotment: €59.90 incl. VAT (20 individual days of access within one year, equal to €2.99 per day)
This pass allows an individual user to access the digital church book archive on 20 separate days within one year from the date of subscription, as well as up to 50 image downloads. One day equals 24 hours of access after login.
The first account login takes place when booking your pass. For this reason, please wait to register until you are ready to begin your research activities. Please note the additional modalities for using the 20-Day-Allotment.

Gift Vouchers:
The passes for private users (1-Month-Pass, 3-Month-Pass, 1-Year-Pass and 20-Day-Allotment) are also available as gift vouchers. more

Professional users:

1-Month-Pass: €69.90 incl. VAT
This pass allows professional users to access the digital church book archive for one month (30 days) starting from the date of subscription, as well as up to 175 image downloads.

1-Year-Pass: €599 incl. VAT
This pass allows professional users to access the digital church book archive for one year (365 days) starting from the date of subscription, as well as up to 2000 image downloads.

20-Day-Allotment: €199 incl. VAT (20 individual days of access within one year)
This pass allows professional users to access the digital church book archive on 20 separate days within one year from the date of subscription, as well as up to 175 image downloads. One day equals 24 hours of access after login.
The first account login takes place when booking your pass. For this reason, please wait to register until you are ready to begin your research activities. Please note the additional modalities for using the 20 Day Allotment.

Available payment methods:
PayPal, SOFORT Überweisung, Credit Cards

Please note:
Your account will be activated and your access begins as soon as your booking is complete. For this reason, please wait to register until you are ready to begin your research activities.
In order to purchase a pass, you must first register on our platform. This will create a profile for you which you can also use to post to the forum.  You can book available passes as soon as you are logged in.