Find ancestors in Ukraine

Finding your ancestors in Ukraine before 1720

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How to find ancestors in Ukraine?

WHAT WE DO

Preparatory process

To start a successful research, you need information about your grandparents.  If information has survived, then about their parents (great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers).

This data is necessary to analyze research prospects, to find out how many archival documents have survived that can be used to restore the family tree. 

What exactly we are interested in: full name, exact place and year of birth of the most distant known ancestors to you now. We need as much information as possible.

During the preparatory phase:

  1. We will collect, analyze the information you know about the past of your relatives.  
  2. We will find out in which archives there are documents with data about ancestors.
  3. We will make a list of archival funds that contain the necessary information.
  4. We will check how many generations can be discovered, and how long it is possible to investigate lineage.
  5. We will find out where documents are stored, what contain the data about your distant ancestors, we will provide their list, names, dating.

After completing this stage, we will contact you and discuss in detail the method of project implementation, cost, timing, possible result.

If you want to start analyzing the information you have and determine the prospects for studying your family tree – push the button “To analyze the data”

Research of family line

The 1st option of our work is the research of family line.

We study the bloodline of one chosen surname (any close ancestor). We will look for information about direct ancestors from father to father and so on up to the most distant generation.

We will know: 

-names, dates of birth of direct ancestors and close relatives; – social status of ancestors; – religion; – place and time of life;

What will not be revealed:

  • lineage of woman’s surname that were discovered during the research; – children who died infants; – the date and reasons of the deaths of ancestors; – dates of marriage; –  genealogy of lateral branches of the dynasty – full complement of family ancestors.

We make research on a limited number of documents in order to trace the ancestry of one family as deeply or to an agreed period of history with you. 

It is possible to choose a variant of the project based on how the archival documents have been preserved.  We always recommend the best way of studying ancestry.

We investigate just such documents that help to make a chain of male family line. We making finds in program MyHeritage “family tree” about only male family line and composition of their families. We don’t explore the female line. The estimated number of finds is about 200 people.

Research of direct ancestors

The 2nd option of our work is the research of lineage of direct ancestors

We will study your lineage as deep as possible by four surnames, as your father, mother, grandmother and grandfather as any of the other ancestors.

The result of the work will be a family tree of four genera with the following data: 

  • surnames, names, patronymics of direct ancestors and their closest relatives; – the composition of the direct ancestors of the families; – maiden names of women; – dates of marriage of direct ancestors; – dates and reasons of deaths; – social status of direct ancestors; – religion; – place and time of life;

What will not be included:

  • lineage by the surnames of female ancestors, which we will establish during the study;
  • lateral branches (families of brothers and sisters of direct ancestors);
  • information about children who died infants;
  • exact date and reasons of the deaths of ancestors.

We make research on a limited number of documents in order to trace the ancestry of four surnames as deep as possible or to an agreed period of history with you. We research a lot of documents to find out the genealogy of direct ancestors as much as possible. But we don’t study the lineage and lateral branches of the genus.  

It is possible to choose an option for the implementation of the project based on how the archival documents were preserved.

We always recommend the best way of studying ancestry.

We explore the documents selectively. We making finds in program MyHeritage “family tree” about only direct ancestors: parents of mother’s father, parents of grandmothers and grandfathers, parents of grand-grandmothers and grand-grandfathers and composition of their families. Without their brothers and sisters. The total number of confirmed documented ancestors is about 300 – 600 people.

Complete research

The 3rd option of our work is the Complete research

We will investigate the lineage of all your ancestors who lived in the same territory, to the maximum possible depth. During the research, we use all the main genealogical documents that have been preserved in the archives to our time. This will provide an opportunity to collect the largest amount of information about your origin and the history of your family, get information about all family ties and family from antiquity to our time. 

The result of the work is a family tree, in which there may be hundreds and thousands of your ancestors, their relatives, who lived for 200 – 300 years from the present time in one village. Number of surnames under study is not limited.

We will found out: 

  • maiden names of women;
  • the most complete composition of families of ancestors and all their relatives;
  • lineage by the names of women that were identified during the research;
  • all possible family ties between ancestors and relatives;
  • genealogy of lateral branches of the clan (families of brothers and sisters of direct ancestors);
  • social status of all people at the family tree;
  • religion;
  • place, time of life and much more. 

During the research, we use all the main genealogical documents that have been preserved in the archives to our time. This makes it possible to collect the greatest amount of information about your origin and find out in detail your genealogy.

It is possible to choose an option for the implementation of the project based on how the archival documents were preserved. 

We always recommend the best way of studying ancestry.

We explore all the documents that may be relevant to your ancestors. We making finds in program MyHeritage “family tree” about direct ancestors, their brothers and sisters, their marriages and children. The total number of confirmed documented ancestors is 1,000 people or more.

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The 3rd option of our work is the Complete research

We will investigate the lineage of all your ancestors who lived in the same territory, to the maximum possible depth. During the research, we use all the main genealogical documents that have been preserved in the archives to our time. This will provide an opportunity to collect the largest amount of information about your origin and the history of your family, get information about all family ties and family from antiquity to our time. 

The result of the work is a family tree, in which there may be hundreds and thousands of your ancestors, their relatives, who lived for 200 – 300 years from the present time in one village. Number of surnames under study is not limited.

We will found out: 

  • maiden names of women;
  • the most complete composition of families of ancestors and all their relatives;
  • lineage by the names of women that were identified during the research;
  • all possible family ties between ancestors and relatives;
  • genealogy of lateral branches of the clan (families of brothers and sisters of direct ancestors);
  • social status of all people at the family tree;
  • religion;
  • place, time of life and much more. 

During the research, we use all the main genealogical documents that have been preserved in the archives to our time. This makes it possible to collect the greatest amount of information about your origin and find out in detail your genealogy.

It is possible to choose an option for the implementation of the project based on how the archival documents were preserved. 

We always recommend the best way of studying ancestry.

100% authentic research!

All the findings are confirmed by photographs from the original archival documents. You can send a request to the archive about any of our findings and can certify the authenticity of the official response of the archive with the seal.

  1. Research can be done both across all four lines, and across one line in depth.
  2. Research can be done till your chosen year.
  3. Research can be done for specific purposes: the collection and restoration of documents for obtaining citizenship, confirmation of kinship, etc.

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And what if the story of all ancestors is not interesting or is not needed, is it possible to find out the story of one person?

Often this question is asked in order to obtain documents for obtaining citizenship or confirming/refuting family stories and legends about a particular person.

I can say that the preliminary analysis cannot answer the questions:

“Is my grandparents’ nationality listed in a document? If it’s written, then let’s ask for a certificate and go to the archives… “

“Will I have an interesting bloodline? Were there nobles, celebrities in my family? Have I inherited family treasures?”

We can find out the answer to these questions only by requesting (correctly!) certificates and conducting the research itself on the information of interest.

How to find my ancestors in Ukraine

Our genealogists can help find this information about your ancestors:

  • what property your ancestors owned;
  • how much taxes were paid;
  • what positions they held;
  • what was the social origin (peasants, Cossacks, priests, nobles, artisans, military, bourgeois);
  • what and how much they earned a living;
  • what religion was practiced;
  • how they took part in significant historical events and much more.

From archival documents you will learn the details of the biography of ancestors who lived in the XVIII-XX century. This research can be a separate line of study of family history or supplement the data collected during the compilation of the lineage.

Also, our historians will help to find documentary information about the work, military service, education, public, political activities of relatives in the 19th – 20th centuries.

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Searching family records

During our work of genealogical research, we will study archival documents, ancient newspapers, books, magazines. As an additional option, we will visit the villages in which the ancestors lived, where we will interview local old-timers, local historians, ethnographers.

Using this service, you will learn many details of the life of your ancestors. We will prepare a package of discovered documents. They will be valuable exhibits in the home archive. They will be read with interest by many generations of your relatives and descendants.

Learn more about yourself by studying the lives of your predecessors!

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