Welcome to the portal of archival materials of the National Archives of Finland and the State Archives of the Novgorod Region

In August 2013 the National Archives of Finland and the State Archives of the Novgorod Region signed the agreement on the exchange of electronic copies of archival documents in order to develop a joint internet project on the history of the Finnish-Novgorodian relationship.

The purpose of the portal was to provide more possibilities for study and use of the open-access documents of the archives of both countries and expand the research audience, in particular via the creation of three language versions of the portal.

We hope that the materials of the portal will be useful for researches as well as genealogists and amateur historians.

Pages of the portal contains information on the activities of the State Archives of the Novgorod Region, descriptions of thematically related documents that are in the custody of the Russian State Archive of Ancient Acts, and a list of network resources which allow efficient search for information on the history of the Novgorod region and Finland.

A division of the portal is dedicated to the archival documents that were digitized and are provided in open access mode through the Digital Archives of the National Archives of Finland. It should be noted that digitization of the documents was performed in accordance with the technical requirements of digitization of the National Archives of Finland.

The portal is going to be supplemented annually. Technical support is provided by the National Archives of Finland.