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The First World War in Belarus

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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.

A considerable part of the website materials are the subject guides to archival records on various aspects of the history and culture of Belarus. The guides provide an overview of the research topic, the lists of records and virtual exhibition, summary information on the archive editions. The selected topics include the events of the Great Patriotic War (World War Two in the Soviet Union 1941-1945) and the War of 1812 in Belarus, Culture of Belarus (architecture of churches, castles, palaces, the architectural ensemble of Independence Avenue in Minsk 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", which describe the archival holdings 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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New on the site
27 August 2014
The First World War in Belarus page has been posted in the Russian version of the website More >>
Archival news
27 August 2014
Delegation of Lithuanian archivists visits the Republic of Belarus More >>
13 August 2014
Regional workshop on Modern Requirements to Records Management and Archives, Gomel More >>
29 July 2014
Department for Archives and Records Management held a board meeting More >>
25 July 2014
State Archives of Minsk Region opened its website More >>
11 July 2014
State Archives of Minsk Region published the conference papers on History and Archives: Documentary Heritage of Belarus 20th, 21st centuries More >>