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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, Yefim Karsky, 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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New on the site
05 September 2017
The website presents a virtual exhibition of documents to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Prof. Mitrofan DOVNAR-ZAPOLSKY More >>
Archival news
23 November 2017
The Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry held a board meeting More >>
14 November 2017
The State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art hosts an exhibition on 130th anniversary of writer, political and public figure Tishka GARTNY More >>
03 November 2017
The Belarusian Archives of Scientific and Technical Documentation opens an exhibition, Master Plan of Minsk Restoration 1946 More >>
02 November 2017
The Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry held a board meeting More >>
31 October 2017
The 8th Conference of Archives of Slavic Countries, 27th Conference of International Archival Day, 33rd Assembly of Members of the International Institute for Archival Science in Trieste and Maribor More >>