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14 February 2019
The website presents an online exhibition of documents “The legal foundations of administration in Belarusian lands in 14th-18th centuries”.

The exposition shows over 470 records (textual documents, photographs, maps, archival editions, published material) selected from five Belarusian archives – the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art, the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk, the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno, the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings, and the Belarusian Research Centre of Electronic Records.

The bulk of the exposition are textual records – mainly manuscripts, as well as typescripts and printed documents (original exemplars and 19th-century copies) in Belarusian, Old Belarusian, Polish, Russian and Latin languages.

The exhibition is currently available in the Russian version of the website. The English version is work in progress.

03 January 2019
The Normative Base/Electronic Records page has posted new drafts of Rules and Instruction on Electronic Records in Government Institutions and Other Organizations of the Republic of Belarus in the Russian-language version of the website.
03 January 2019
The Archival Directories page has posted the description of the guide ”Grodno Province: Government, Religious and Social Institutions 1801-1917”.

The book contains a preface and 13 sections with data on the history of education and activities of various institutions in Grodno Province systematized by the industry branch and the order of subordination and succession. The annexes include short data on the governors of Grodno and historical reviews of the administrative and territorial division of Grodno Province from 1795 to 1917.

17 September 2018
A new online exhibition of documents Nation-State Formation in Belarus in 1918-1920s is now available on the website.

The exhibition shows over 450 records related to Belarusian national revival and nation-state building in 1918-1920s. These are textual documents, photographs, maps, archival editions and published material available from twelve Belarusian archives - the National Archives, the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art, the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings, the state archives in Brest, Vitebsk, Gomel, Grodno, Minsk and Mogilev regions, the state archives of public organizations in Grodno and Gomel regions, and the Belarusian Research Centre of Electronic Records.
13 September 2018
Draft Rules for Handling Electronic Records at the Archives of Government Institutions and Other Organizations are now available on the page “Normative Base/Electronic Records” in the Russian version of the website
21 March 2018
“Nation-State Formation in Belarus 1918-1920” online exhibition of documents has launched on the website.

The exposition shows over 450 records (textual documents, photographs, maps, archival editions, published material) from the holdings of 12 archival institutions - the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art, the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings, the state archives in Brest, Vitebsk, Gomel, Grodno, Minsk and Mogilev regions, the state archives of public organizations in Grodno and Gomel regions, and the Belarusian Research Centre of Electronic Records.

This is now available in the Russian version of the website. The English version is work in progress.

05 September 2017
The website presents a virtual exhibition of documents to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Prof. Mitrofan DOVNAR-ZAPOLSKY, an outstanding scholar, founder of Belarusian national historiography, researcher of Belarusian and Russian history.

The exposition shows over 140 records (textual documents, photographs, published material) from the holdings of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk, Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art, Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings, Belarusian Research Centre for Electronic Records, and the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kyiv.
31 August 2017
The website opens access to master images and descriptions of coat of arms and flags for administrative and territorial units included in the State Heraldic Register of the Republic of Belarus.

This is currently available in the Russian/Belarusian version of the website.

29 May 2017
The Search System has been launched at the website to help find and check the data in genealogical research. This is currently available in two languages, Russian and Belarusian.
10 April 2017
The Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings presents a photo exhibition celebrating the 125th anniversary of the birth of Belarusian historian, archivist, ethnographer and publicist M.V. MELESHKO. The exhibition shows photographs from the collection of Belarusian historian, archivist and literary critic V.V. Skalaban.
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