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Vast holdings of church records for Ukraine are preserved in archives today.&nbsp; The church records are primarily from 1721 to 1917.&nbsp; Contrary to popular belief, church records were not systematically destroyed in the former Soviet Union, but they were centralized and preserved in government archives. <br>
  
The Roger Clark family has been searching the microfilmed church records from the villages in Bukovina (now Chernivtsi oblast) where the Baba and Gido's familes originated. They found the later records written in Romanian, earlier records in a mixture of Ukrainian Cyrillic characters and Roman characters. This mixture is within the same entry, and often within the same name. The book Ukrainian Genealogy-A Beginner's Guide has been very helpful as it has information about both languages, and other info family history researchers haven't tapped into yet. Here's a link to a description of the book.&nbsp; [http://www.halgal.com/pihach_book_review.html Book Review]
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Many Christian churches existed in Ukraine for which records exist today, including Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Greek Catholic (Uniate), Lutheran, Mennonite, and some others.&nbsp; (For information about non-Christian records in Ukraine see [[Ukraine Jewish Records]] and [[Ukraine Muslim Records|Ukraine Muslim Records]].) <br>  
  
*[http://odessa3.org/collections/stpete/gros/ Grossliebental -1833-1885 BMD's from the St. Petersburg Lutheran Evangelical Archives]<br>
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<br> Some Greek Orthodox and and Roman Catholic Church records are online at: http://www.halgal.com/halgal_new4.asp
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Church records for many areas have been microfilmed by FamilySearch and some have been digitized.<br>
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*[http://odessa3.org/collections/stpete/gros/ Grossliebental -1833-1885 BMD's from the St. Petersburg Lutheran Evangelical Archives]<br>  
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*Some Greek Orthodox and and Roman Catholic Church records are online at: http://www.halgal.com/halgal_new4.asp
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Revision as of 20:14, 24 May 2013

Vast holdings of church records for Ukraine are preserved in archives today.  The church records are primarily from 1721 to 1917.  Contrary to popular belief, church records were not systematically destroyed in the former Soviet Union, but they were centralized and preserved in government archives.


Many Christian churches existed in Ukraine for which records exist today, including Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Greek Catholic (Uniate), Lutheran, Mennonite, and some others.  (For information about non-Christian records in Ukraine see Ukraine Jewish Records and Ukraine Muslim Records.)


Church records for many areas have been microfilmed by FamilySearch and some have been digitized.



Online Church Records


FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

An online collection containing this record is located in FamilySearch.org.

A wiki article describing this collection is found at:

Ukraine Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)