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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
19 February 2015
Finnish company Planix held a presentation on New technologies and non-standard solutions in digitization of archival records More >>
23 January 2015
Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry held an extended board meeting More >>
15 January 2015
Monograph The Archive of Orthodox and Greek Catholic Metropolitans of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 16th -18th centuries (history, structure, contents) More >>