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Exhibition of Books on Genealogy

Exhibition of Books on Genealogy
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A thematic exhibition on the genealogy of Belarus is presented in the Manuscripts, Rare Publications and Early Printed Books Reading Room (348). Printed books and manuscripts will help specialists and enthusiasts to quickly orient in the study of one's ancestry outside the archives.

The exhibition was prepared on the basis of reports made at the seminar "New Documentary Acquisitions and Findings in Genealogy" which was held in the National Library of Belarus. The recording of the reports is available here.

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Natalia Garkovich

Head of the Bibliology Research Department of the National Library of Belarus, Candidate of Historical Sciences, PhD in History.

The Collection of National Library of Belarus as a Foundation for Extra-Archival Genealogical Search.

1:16

Aleksandr Susha

Deputy Director General, Director for the Research and Publishing Activities of the National Library of Belarus, Candidate of Cultural Studies.

Genealogical Documentary Findings of the National Library of Belarus in 2020.

22:37

Denis Liseychikov

Deputy Director of the National Historical Archives of Belarus, Candidate of Historical Sciences, PhD in History.

What Documents Enrich the Collection of the National Historical Archives of Belarus? Findings of 2010–2020.

38:41

Yuri Snapkovsky

Deputy Head of the Research and Publication Activities Department of the National Historical Archives of Belarus, post-graduate student of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

Genealogical Sources of the Regional and Zonal Archives of the Republic of Belarus.

1:01:00

Elena Korovchenko

Coordinator of the volunteer movement of the Genealogical Society of Belarus

Volunteering Activities in the Genealogical Society of Belarus: Goals, Prospects.

1:19:00

On the basis the N. Garkovich's report printed publications of XIX–XXI were represented, which are the sources for studies in genealogy, including armory books of the Belorussian gentry, published in the different periods, sources with the name indexes (for example, village policemen and other statesmen of the period of the Great Principality of Lithuanian, Ruthenian Uniate Church priests, rebels of 1863, Minsk officials of the period of the Russian Empire with biographical information and others).

A. Susha's report gave a chance to demonstrate new valuable manuscript sources acquired in the course of the past two years by the Library. Among them are confessional journals, pre-marital registers, books of records on baptisms, marriages and deaths of residents of different parts of Belarus and surrounding lands. Most of them were drawn up at Orthodox and Catholic churches in the central and northern parts of our country in the 18th and early 20th centuries and are of great interest to anyone looking for information about their ancestors from these regions.

The exhibition will be on show in the Manuscripts, Rare Publications and Early Printed Books Reading Room until 30 November 2020.

Bibliology Research Department


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