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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 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 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 (Ignañy 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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Announcements
13 May 2019
BelNIIDAD holds a workshop “Electronic and Paper Records. Creation and Preservation” More >>
13 May 2019
BGAMLI holds archival readings in memory of Belarusian writer and literary critic Adam Babareka More >>
13 May 2019
A direct telephone line “Execution of state control over the observance of legislation in archives and records management” More >>
New on the site
14 February 2019
The website presents an online exhibition of documents “The legal foundations of administration in Belarusian lands in 14th-18th centuries” More >>
Archival news
10 May 2019
Members of the Local State Archives in Rechitsa met with the Veteran of the Great Patriotic War Vasily Deikun, whose papers are kept at the Archives More >>
10 May 2019
The State Archives of Grodno Region held a presentation of documents of the Headquarters of the Kastus Kalinovsky Partisan Brigade More >>
30 April 2019
BelNIIDAD reissued the Instruction for Recordkeeping in Government Agencies and Other Institutions More >>
30 April 2019
BelNIIDAD released a directory “The organs of state power in the Republic of Belarus” (25 August 1991 – 31 December 2008) More >>
30 April 2019
Workshop for government institutions on work with electronic records and creation of electronic archives in institutions More >>