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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**
Note: Administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses).
Did you know?
FamilySearch has four publications that might be helpful to you in searching for your ancestors from Ukraine:
- File:German Gothic Handwriting Guide.pdf
- Hamburg Passenger Lists
- Jewish Genealogy
- Germans from Russia
- Beginning Ukrainian Research
- Guide to reading Old Church Slavonic
- Obtaining Civil Documents in Ukraine
- Research Outline for the Ukraine by BYU
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