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State Archives of Grodno Region

Historical background

The Archives was established as the State Archives of Bialystok Region in 1944.

In September 1944, following the cession of the major part of Bialystok Region to Poland and the establishment of Grodno Region as part of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR), the Archives was reorganized as the State Archives of Grodno Region under the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs (from March 1946, Ministry of Internal Affairs).

In 1960 the Archives was placed under the authority of the archives division at the Grodno Region Executive Committee; from 1995, the archives and records management division at the Grodno Region Executive Committee; from 2006, the justice administration at the Grodno Region Executive Committee; from 2007, the main justice administration at the Grodno Region Executive Committee.

In June 2001 the Archives received the name of the scholarly institution "The State Archives of Grodno Region".

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 >>