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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 in 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 (Ignañy 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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16 March 2020
On 27 March 2020 from 10.00 to 11.00 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus holds a direct telephone line More >>
12 March 2020
The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies holds a workshop “New Rules in Records Management and Preservation” More >>
New on the site
05 March 2020
The Cinema and Photo Archives presents a virtual exhibition of photographs on the 120th anniversary of the birth of Belarusian film director Vladimir KORSH-SABLIN More >>
Archival news
19 March 2020
The State Archives of Public Organizations of Gomel Region holds the 80th Jubilee celebration More >>
13 March 2020
BelNIIDAD released the sixth, reworked edition of the Album of Forms of organizational-administrative records with commentaries More >>
09 March 2020
The Belarusian Cinema and Photo Archives and Internet Portal TUT.BY present a new joint project dedicated to composer Vasily RAINCHIK More >>
06 March 2020
Signing of an Agreement of Cooperation between the Department for Archives and Records Management and the State of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial More >>
04 March 2020
The State Archives of Minsk Region has joined the Letters of Victory Project More >>