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Database «Man of the Year of Vitebsk Region»

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Database «Man of the Year of Vitebsk Region»

Database «Dvina Region: history and here and now»

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Database «Dvina Region:  history and here and now»

Database «Artists of Vitebsk Region»

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Database «Artists of Vitebsk Region»

Database «Afghanistan. Without the right to oblivion»

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Database «Afghanistan. Without the right to oblivion»

Database «Catalog subscription editions»

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Database «Catalog subscription editions»

My Family Tree. How to Search for Your Ancestors

Free Courses «Vitebsk: the real and popular history of the native town»

 

On September 26, the first lecture of the new season of free courses «Vitebsk: the real and popular history of the native town» was held in Vitebsk Regional Library. The topic of the lecture was «My Family Tree. How to Search for Your Ancestors».

Denis Yurchak, chief specialist of the Department of Culture of the Vitebsk Regional Executive Committee, and Anatoly Dulov, Head of the Department of the History of Belarus at Vitebsk State University named after P.M. Masherov, congratulated the students of the course on the beginning of a new semester. Many people are interested in finding their ancestors. The chief archivist of the State Archives of the Vitebsk Region, Candidate of Historical Sciences Konstantin Karpekin explained how to start the search and which archives to contact. Konstantin spoke about the principle of storing documents in the archive, the types of documents, the documents stored in the regional archive, and also shared his experience in finding his ancestors using the example of his own family tree. Irina Shishkova, director of the Vitebsk Regional Museum of the Hero of the Soviet Union M. Shmyryov, and Denis Yakovlev, the chief archivist of the museum, spoke about the electronic databases dedicated to the participants of the First and Second World Wars, the peculiarities of the search in the databases, the materials that can be found on the museum website.

You can get acquainted with the literature recommended for a more detailed study of the topic in the department of local lore literature and bibliography. Video versions of the previous lectures are posted on the website of Vitebsk Regional Library and in the community on the social network vk.com.

 

  • Denis Yurchak
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    Denis Yurchak
  • Anatoly Dulov
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    Anatoly Dulov
  • Konstantin Karpekin
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    Konstantin Karpekin
  • Irina Shishkova
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    Irina Shishkova
  • Denis Yakovlev
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    Denis Yakovlev
  • The students of the course
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    The students of the course
  • The students of the course
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    The students of the course