belarus genealogy tours

A trip to Naliboki - The Hodyl family roots

updated on 02.08.2011

In the modern days of globalization relocation to another country is a common thing, but in the older times people migrated from Belarus elsewhere mainly because of different hazards – wars, famine or repressions. For instance, after Belarus was added to the lands of the Russian Empire... Read full article


The Filipowicz/ Phillips family from Zalesye guta, Ilia

updated on 20.08.2014

The guta in Zalesye is about 250 years old – or rather was – because it went bankrupt in the early 2000s. Its foundation year has been for a long time... Read full article


Pliskin from Plisa (Plissa)

updated on 16.05.2015

The map of Belarus lists many Plisas – rivers, lakes and villages. Historians assume the name originates from ples... Read full article


Belarus family tree research

updated on 17.09.2014

In Belarus as well as in other neighbor countries it is now a common trend to create one’s own family genealogical tree. Most people remember 2-4 generations... Read full article


Tour Belarus for family research

updated on 16.05.2013

This article covers field family research in Belarus that in most cases comes after dealing with the State archives of Belarus and genealogical research. Read full article


Family history research near Mogilev

updated on 15.05.2012

A year passed after my Naliboki trip and the next family research mission took me to Mogilev area where Aina M. and her husband Terrence from Australia wanted to visit... Read full article


Jewish family roots in Mstibovo

updated on 26.04.2013

My Jewish family research missions took me to Mstibovo twice this year. Interestingly enough, both times the customers came from Argentina – one of the destinations... Read full article


Tynevichy - a place under the lindens

updated on 05.12.2014

The place called Tynevichy in Drogichyn Area is a very tiny hamlet in Western Belarus where the only peculiarity seems to be a huge number of lindens that... Read full article


Special tours

updated on 15.10.2014

These tours are often one-of-a-kind because the goal is to test-drive a tour or to visit a remote place or people on someone's special request... Read full article


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Can I get insurance for Belarus online?
updated on 06.02.2017

Well, yes you can! To apply for a Belarus tourist visa you must supply an insurance policy that stipulates it covers Belarus. Your global insurance does so but...

How do I apply for a Belarus tourist visa?
updated on 13.02.2017

Applying at their local Belarus Consulate, the citizens of migration-secure states (e.g. the USA, Canada, Japan and others) can obtain a short-term...

Filling in Belarus visa application
updated on 02.01.2017

The form of application for a visa to Belarus has become digital and you can save and send it as a PDF file. It is only a 2-page document that is available...

Anything I should know about landing in MSQ Minsk Airport?
updated on 08.02.2017

Quite a number of things, as a matter of fact. Let’s examine a typical case from my travel agent’s past with a traveler landing in Minsk Airport (MSQ) and applying for a visa...

How do I apply for a Belarus private/guest visa?
updated on 01.02.2017

People, who want to travel to Belarus to see a friend, take care of the grave of a relative, take part in the court hearings, etc. need to apply for a private visa... 

Tour Belarus for family research
updated on 16.05.2013

This article covers field family research in Belarus that in most cases comes after dealing with the State archives of Belarus and genealogical research.

Using a plastic card in Belarus?
updated on 14.10.2016

A plastic card is a fine thing, no doubt, but there have been a number of cases when the ATM displayed ERROR, or required a PIN code...

Traditional souvenirs from Belarus?
updated on 18.10.2016

While most tourists agree that Belarus is not the country for grand shopping, there are still some things that can be brought back as souvenirs...