history-today – Institute of Historical Research in Cologne

 

history-today – Institute for Historical Research has been offering professional support with historical documents since 2007, including for cities, church parishes, institutions, companies, foundations and private persons. The focus is on securing and archiving historical documents. It goes without saying that we will treat your data confidentially and sensitively!

You have a collection of old papers and do not know how you can protect them in the long term? Which documents absolutely have to be retained? How do you deal with a family member's estate? Or perhaps you need assistance researching your ancestors? Or you would like to archive or digitalise valuable documents and papers?

 

We offer you the following services all around the subject of "history":

 

Archiving

You would like to store a variety of files, documents, books, films and photos for your company or local parish and require professional help? We index your collection and in doing so make your collected papers usable for the long term. Furthermore, we compile a chronicle for your company, parish, city or foundation. Find out more...

 

 

Family research

You would like to preserve your old family documents for subsequent generations and also find out more about your family? From setting up a family archive to digitalising your films and photos, we support you in preserving your family treasures for the long term. From the historical research to the compilation of a family chronicle or family tree, we offer all services.  Find out more...

 

 

Digitalisation

You would like to upload documents to the internet? Film material, papers, slides and other archive materials are needed in digital form as a decoration, gift or for a family celebration? Upon request we can digitalise films, audio tapes, photos or other visual and audio media. You can also contact us with requests regarding rare formats. Find out more...

 

 

Transcription

Some of your old company documents are no longer legible due to the old handwriting or unfamiliar abbreviations? The content is hidden by the "German cursive" and the obsolescent terms and phrases?  We transcribe your original documents and convert the texts into line-for-line clean copies. Find out more...