These are exciting times for genealogical research in Ukraine. For decades the archives of the Soviet Union restricted genealogical research, while travelling freely and independently to ancestral villages was difficult. However, all that changed upon the declaration of Ukrainian independence in 1991. Although the doors to Ukrainian villages and archives are now open, there is still much to learn about Ukraine. Understanding Ukrainian history and geography will help the genealogical researcher overcome common challenges such as border changes, language and location of rich documents and finding the ancestral village.
To ensure success, you will need to utilize a variety of print and online resources. The Ukrainian Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information to get you started including the best places to identify an immigrant ancestor’s original name and hometown, the key records to search, and how to locate vital registers, land, and other documents in Ukraine. This handy 5-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.