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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 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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Announcements
20 May 2016
31 May-2 June 2016 Minsk hosts a regular session of the Consultative Council of the heads of the state archival services of the CIS member countries More >>
20 May 2016
The National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno presents a guide to the Archive’s holdings More >>
20 May 2016
The National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk presents the book Participants in the Uprising of 1863-1864: Biographical Dictionary More >>
Archival news
20 May 2016
Documentary exhibition commemorating 75th anniversary since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 More >>
16 May 2016
The Belarusian Archives-Museum of Literature and Art offers an exhibition dedicated to 95th anniversary of historian and writer Mikola ERMALOVICH More >>
28 April 2016
The Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry held a board meeting More >>
26 April 2016
An exhibition of documents dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster has opened at the National Library of Belarus More >>
25 April 2016
The State Archives of Minsk Region shows an exhibition commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl NPP Disaster More >>
25 April 2016
The International Archives Day in 2016 will take place under the theme of "Archives, Harmony and Friendship" More >>
25 April 2016
The State Archives of Grodno Region participated in the round table on the Topical Issues of the Confessional History of Belarus More >>