North Macedonia Archives and Libraries

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The Balkan wars as well as the devastation of World War I contributed to an extensive destruction of archives. In the period between the two world wars, the state archive in Beograd gathered Macedonian records there. The occupational government during World War II destroyed the archives that had been gathered in Skopje as of that date. The Archive of FYROM (Macedonia)was established in 1951. An earthquake destroyed the facility in 1963. In 1969 a new building was completed. There are nine regional archives located in Bitola, Kumanovo, Ohrid, Prilep, Skopje, Strumica, Tetovo, Titov Veles, and Stip. Because of the late date at which the various archives were formed, there is a strong possibility that important genealogical sources have not been gathered into the archival system.[1]

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Macedonia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1998.