Participating organisations


LGGI The Limburg Genealogical and Historical Information Center has been working for many years on making genealogical data available digitally. This commitment led to the creation and maintenance of the website 'Alle Limburgers', which is now an integral part of AEZEL.
The LGGI was one of the founder members of AEZEL, which is exactly in line with the LGGI's objective of making fragmented sources available via one single access.


Archives De Domijnen

The former Euregional Historical Center Sittard-Geleen merged with, among others, Museum Het Domein and Biblionova and became part of De Domijnen Foundation in 2015.
Archives De Domijnen (through city archivist Peer Boselie) takes care of the statutory tasks described in the Archives Act and regulations for the archives of Sittard-Geleen, Stein, Beek and the former municipality of Schinnen. It also serves as a hub and provides essential support for historical research in the (EU-) region. Archives De Domijnen with others developed the concept of AEZEL Time Machine. The Studyhall and Library are open to the public. At present because of Covid-19 restrictions, by appointment only.

Stadsarchief Roermond
City Archive Roermond, established in 1867. It holds the city archives for Roermond, Roerdalen and Leudal.

Erfgoedhuis Weert
The Weert archive is place for the young and the old; for anyone who wants to know more about the history of Weert and its surrounding villages.

Stadsarchief Venlo
The City Archives Venlo serves Venlo, Arcen and Velden, Blerick, Lom and Tegelen.

Gemeentearchief Venray 
Are you interested in finding out about the history of Venray and its surrounding villages? Or would you like to find out more about your own personal history and that of your family? In the City Archives you will find more information, in local records, collections both in the library and in data archive.

Archiefdienst Peel en Maas
The city archive Peel and Maas seves Peel en Maas, Helden, Maasbree, Kessel, Meijel

The Regional Historic Center Limburg is situated at the corner of the Sint Pieterstreet and ‘Achter de oude minderbroeders” historical site in Maastricht. The center manages the archives of the State, Province and the municipalities Maastricht, Eijsden-Margraten and Valkenburg.

City Archives Heerlen, since 1924 the municipal Archive was renamed Rijckheyt as of April 2006. It serves Brunssum, Heerlen, Nuth, Simpelveld, Voerendaal en Gulpen-Wittem.


The major strength of AEZEL is its more than 200 volunteers, who have jointly realized many tens of thousands of hours of historical data entry. Without them, AEZEL could not and would not exist. Activities for volunteers are described under the button ‘Participation”. Board members, coordinators and project leaders donate time and skill selflessly, without receiving a financial compensation.
Project groups are mostly set up by a local history association or by a municipality, sometimes they are driven groups of volunteers who join up to form a project group based on theme or topic


During the start-up period, AEZEL received substantial support through private donations and the Euregional Historical Center Sittard-Geleen (now De Domijnen Archives).

AEZEL is a member of Cooperative Heritage Limburg (CEL). Since 2019, AEZEL has been supported by the province with € 10,000 in 2019 and 2020. Center for Archival Research). There is a lot of support internationally for AEZEL, which is (also) alternatively known as the Limburg TimeMachine.

In addition, subsidies were granted by the municipality of Roermond for the digitization of the Oude Kerkhof in Roermond and by the province of Limburg for the Stolpersteine project within the context of 75 years of liberation.

Recently a subsidy was obtained from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds for the project "Archive brigade"