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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, Yefim Karsky, 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
21 March 2018
The website presents a virtual exhibition of documents “Nation-State Formation in Belarus 1918-1920” More >>
Archival news
20 June 2018
The Belarusian Film and Photo Archives participated on the jury of the contest “Images from the history of family to the history of society” More >>
20 June 2018
The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Science held practical oriented workshops in Gomel More >>
20 June 2018
The delegation of Belarusian archivists took part in the Nineteenth General Conference of the Eurasian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives More >>
12 June 2018
The delegation of the Belarusian Archival Service took part in the session of the Consultative Council of leaders and representatives of archival services of the CIS member states More >>
01 June 2018
Round table on “Mycological Safety in Archives” brought together 40 representatives of archival institutions in Belarus More >>