History of Pest County Archives

The very first evidence of development of an archive in our county was in the middle of the 17th century. It is indisputable, that the documents, reports considered important had been kept in previous centuries also, but they were usually handled together with the family documents of the Lord Lieutenant or the Vice-Lieutenant, this way they were not guaranteed to endure, to be preserved constantly and permanently for the county's interest. Our first data regarding the separation of private and public related documents in Pest-Pilis-Solt County dates back to 1657.