Departmental Archives in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques (Archives départementales dans les Pyrénées-Atlantiques) (France)

Created during the Revolution in each department, the Departmental Archives were made up, essentially, of the archives of the administrations of the Ancien Régime then suppressed, of the ecclesiastical establishments and of the families of emigrants. Since, and until today, they increase regularly thanks to the payments made by the administrations and the public officers existing in the department, the deposit of the archives of the communes, the donation or deposit of private records and the purchases.