Ukraine Goals:  1: Research   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Church and Cemetery Records   4: Military Records   5: Maps and Towns   6: Newspapers   7: Websites   8: Search Records   9: Get Help        SEARCH


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Goal 1: Learn about Ukraine research.


A. Learn about Ukraine genealogy.

  1. Learn about Ukraine research in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ukraine Research
  2. Learn about Bessarabian research (Moldova and Ukraine).
  3. Explore the Beginner's Guide for Ukrainian genealogy at the LostRussianFamily site.
  4. Use the Ukraine Record Finder to understand record types for research.
    FS—Wiki: Ukraine Record Finder
  5. 2018-01-25

B. Explore Ukrainian genealogy resources.

  1. Explore the site for Ukrainian genealogy resources.
  2. Explore the site for research records.
  3. 2017-10-08
  4. Explore resources for Ukraine on the EastEuropeAncestry site.

Goal 2: Learn about Ukraine archives and libraries.


A. Learn about Ukraine archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Ukraine archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ukraine Archives and Libraries
  2. Learn more about Ukrainian archives in the International Institute of Social History site.
  3. Explore resources for Ukrainian archives on the Archives of Ukraine site.

Goal 3: Learn to use Ukraine church, religious, and cemetery records.


A. Learn about Ukraine church records.

  1. Learn about Ukraine church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ukraine Church Records
  2. Explore Jewish genealogy in the Ukraine in this guide from the Center for Jewish History site.
  3. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in the Ukraine.

B. Explore Ukraine cemetery records.

  1. Access the LostRussianFamily site for cemetery resources and records.
  2. Learn how to search FindaGrave for Ukrainian records in this LostRussianFamily blog.
    User-Friendly Guide to FindaGrave for Russian and Ukrainian Genealogy
  3. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  4. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.

Goal 4: Learn about Ukraine military records.


A. Learn about Ukraine military records.

  1. Explore sources for Ukrainian military records on the LostRussianFamily site.
  2. Explore Communist-era records on the LostRussianFamily site.

Goal 5: Learn about Ukraine maps and towns.


A. Learn about Ukraine maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore historical maps of Ukraine.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Ukraine.
  3. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Ukraine maps.
  4. Explore old maps of Ukraine in the 1900 Collection.
  5. Access an 1882 map of the Baltic States, including Ukraine.
  6. Access Ukraine map resources in the site.
  7. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Ukraine maps.

B. Learn about Ukrainian towns and oblasts.

  1. Use this guide from the Ukraine GenWeb site to locate towns and oblasts (administrative regions) in Ukraine. This is also helpful for tracking Jewish ancestry in Ukraine.

Goal 6: Learn about Ukraine newspapers.


A. Explore Ukraine newspapers.

  1. Search Ukrainian newspapers in the site.
  2. Search Ukrainian newspapers in the site.
  3. Search Ukrainian newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.

Goal 7: Explore additional websites for research.


A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Ukrainian research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in

Goal 8: Search records from Ukraine.


A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Ukraine.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Ukrainian online record collections.
  2. Explore the databases available on the LostRussianFamily site.
  3. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Ukrainian records.

  1. Explore the Europe page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.

Goal 9: Get help with your Ukraine research.


A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Ukrainian Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Ukrainian DNA Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Ukraine.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Ukraine research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Ukraine research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Ukraine research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Ukraine research.

C. Learn about Ukraine genealogy societies.

  1. Explore Ukraine genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.


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