Belarus Genealogy

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Guide to Belarus ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Country Information[edit | edit source]

Belarus is a country in Europe bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. The area of Belarus was part of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and with most of Poland was annexed to Russia in late 1700s. After WWI, Belarus was split between Poland and the Soviet Union. After WWII, the western areas of Belarus were joined with the Soviet republic of Belarus, which achieved independence in 1991. The official languages are Belarusian and Russian.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Belarus Research

Links to articles on getting started with Belarus research.

Belarus Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Belarus research.

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Belarus.

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Provinces[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Belarus. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

See also Governates and Voivodeships.

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Other Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Belarus," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 4 May 2016.