25 Jahre Facts & Files 1999-2024

Read more about the start of Facts & Files in 1999 on the blog Zeitgeschichte Online (in German). On April 17, 2000, the German news magazine “Der Spiegel” published an article on the start-up Facts & Files. Titled with “Old files, new facts” it also reinterpreted our firm’s name. The article is online here.


On the occasion of our anniversary, we are starting to issue a newsletter about our projects, with news from our team and information about our events.

Sign up here and receive mail from us at – irregular – intervals!

Here is the first issue from February 28, 2024.

The second issue from April 19, 2024 is here.


We are taking our anniversary as an opportunity to present some of the events of 1899, 125 years ago, inspired by our projects. You can follow this loose series of calendar pages on our Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts:

twitter: @FFHistorians
Insta: @factsandfiles
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/facts-&-files



Inspired by our 25th anniversary, we invite to learn more about our projects and research. We hosted a second webinar (in German) on biographical research and family history via Zoom on May 16, 2024 at 11 a.m.

The third webinar in English will be on our Transcribathon platform on June 6, 2024 at 2 p.m. There will be a Q&A via the Zoom chat. Please register for the webinars on our contact form here. We will send out a zoom link to you.

On September 27, 2024, we will be holding a one-day symposium at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, in the Haus Unter den Linden, under the working title “Aktendiskussion”. We will publish details of the program in the coming weeks.

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