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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.
Getting Started with Belarus ResearchThe World Factbook and Wikipedia. For centuries the lands of modern-day Belarus belonged to several ethnically different countries, including the Principality of Polotsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. After the short-lived Belarusian People’s Republic (1918–19), Belarus became a republic of the Soviet Union. Belarus attained its independence in 1991.
Jurisdictions (also see Governates and Voivodeships)
Did you know?
- The official name of Belarus is the ‘Republic of Belarus
- The official languages of Belarus are Belarusian and Russian. Polish and Ukranian are also spoken there
- The primary religion in the country is Russian Orthodox
- Belarus is, at times, also known as ’White Russia’
- The capital of Belarus is Minsk,the other major cities of Belarus include Brest, Grodno, Gomel, Mogilev and Vitebsk
- The oldest city of Belarus is Polotsk, which has been known since 862 AD
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