The National Archives of Estonia (Estonian: Rahvusarhiiv) is the National archive of Estonia. The primary purpose is to collect, preserve and archive historically valuable records from central authorities, such as ministries, agencies and national organisations and make them available to the public. The archive is part of the Estonian State Chancellery.
The Estonian Historical Archives (Estonian: Ajalooarhiiv) holds records relating to former institutions that existed on the territory of Estonia. Included in this archive are records relating to the Baltic-German nobility, church records, local government records and historically significant personal files and documents. The collection contains rare documents, vellums, engravings and a collection of historical maps. Website: http://www.eha.ee/english/english.htm