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Academician Yefim Karsky

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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New on the site
16 September 2016
A new page dedicated to Yefim KARSKY has been added to the website More >>
Archival news
01 December 2016
A republic-level workshop on the Execution of Socio-Legal Inquiries Submitted to the State Archives More >>
30 November 2016
The Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry held a board meeting More >>
28 November 2016
Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management Vladimir Adamushko took part in the socio-political programme on the ONT television channel More >>
28 November 2016
A guide to the holdings of the State Archives of Minsk Region 1917-2013 came out in November More >>
16 November 2016
A joint board meeting of the archival services of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus held in Bryansk, Russia More >>
16 November 2016
A professional meeting of the heads of archival services and state archival institutions of Russia and Belarus held in Bryansk, Russia More >>