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The First World War in Belarus

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 in 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 and exhibition of records, summary of archival publications, background 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 and the Insurrection of 1863-1864 in Belarus, 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).

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


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Archival news
29 April 2015
Meeting with director of the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars Matthew Rojanski at the National Historical Archives of Belarus More >>
28 April 2015
Commemoration meeting in Vienna to mark 70th anniversary of the Victory in WWII More >>
27 April 2015
Round table Tragedy of Belarusian Villages to mark 70th anniversary of the Victory in WWII More >>
14 April 2015
New data base on Soviet prisoners of war and civilians who died in 1941-1944 and were buried in Finland More >>
02 April 2015
Address of the International Council on Archives on the occasion of International Archives Day on 9th June 2015 More >>
31 March 2015
BelNIIDAD issued a source guide to Monuments of Law in Belarus 14th to 16th centuries (state charters, acts of state unions) More >>