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Welcome to the Archives of Belarus website!

The Archives of Belarus website is an information resource of the archives and records management authorities and the state archives network in the Republic of Belarus.

The website contains information on the central, regional and local state archives and institutions and their services. There is information on genealogy, archival publications, legislation, and professional training.

The basic guidance for multiple records of the National Archival Holdings of the Republic of Belarus is provided archival directories.

An important part of the website are subject guides to archival records on various aspects of the history and culture of Belarus. The guides contain lists of records, online exhibitions, summaries of archival publications, general information on research topics. The selected topics include the Great Patriotic War (the Second World War in the Soviet Union 1941-1945), the First World War, the War of 1812, the Insurrection of 1863-1864, the Culture of Belarus (architecture of churches, castles, palaces etc.), Famous People of Belarus (Ignańy Domeyko, Napoleon Orda, Vintsent Dunin-Martsinkevich, Yanka Kupala, Yakub Kolas, Maksim Bogdanovich, Boris Kit, Vladimir Korotkevich) etc.

A special piece of information are the materials of the UNESCO project "Documentary Heritage of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth/Rzeczpospolita", which describe the archival and manuscript collections of the Commonwealth held in archives and libraries in many European countries (Belarus, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia, Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, Finland).

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29 October 2015
Archival news
01 December 2015
22nd International Conference Documentation in the Information Society: Problems of Standardization, Moscow More >>
30 November 2015
International conference Theoretical and Practical Issues in Records Management and Archival Science: Retrospective View and Modern Development More >>
30 November 2015
Presentation of books published by the State Archives of Minsk Region in 2015 More >>
23 November 2015
Round table on the Reunion of the Belarusian People with the participation of Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management, Director of the National Archives of Belarus More >>
16 November 2015
Heraldry Council of the President of Belarus approved Methodical Recommendations for the Creation of Official Heraldic Symbols More >>
06 November 2015
Documentary exhibition celebrating 85th anniversary of Belarusian architect Yury Shpit More >>
05 November 2015
Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management V. Adamushko participated in the presentation of documentary China’s Secret War More >>