Ukraine Genealogy

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Getting started with Ukrainian research

Welcome to the Ukraine page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Ukraine page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Ukrainian records of genealogical value. Here you will find helpful research tools and research guidance. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Ukrainian Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential! For help with specific areas in Ukraine, click here for a list of locations and topics.



24 provinces (oblasti, singular - oblast'), 1 autonomous republic* (avtonomna respublika), and 2 municipalities (mista, singular - misto) with oblast status**

  • Cherkasy
  • Chernihiv
  • Chernivtsi
  • Crimea or Avtonomna Respublika Krym* (Simferopol')
  • Dnipropetrovs'k
  • Donets'k
  • Ivano-Frankivs'k
  • Kharkiv
  • Kherson
  • Khmel'nyts'kyy
  • Kirovohrad
  • Kyiv**
  • Kyiv
  • Luhans'k
  • L'viv
  • Mykolayiv
  • Odesa
  • Poltava
  • Rivne
  • Sevastopol'**
  • Sumy
  • Ternopil'
  • Vinnytsya
  • Volyn' (Luts'k)
  • Zakarpattya (Uzhhorod)
  • Zaporizhzhya
  • Zhytomyr

Note: Administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses).

Ukraine Jurisdictions.jpg

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