Genealogical research in Ukraine

Genealogical searches in Ukraine before 1720

FIND ANCESTORS

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

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How to do genealogical research?

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.

Family genealogical tree

Family tree (the tree of the genus)– is a schematic representation of kinship between you, your ancestors and relatives. It is a web that connects you with ancestors living several centuries ago. It shows the continuity of your family over hundreds of years, family unity, the continuity of generations and family values. Just imagine: a family tree can have 1,000 – 2,000 or more verified relatives!

You need to start the process of making a family tree by interviewing living relatives. We can find out information about several generations deep from our grandparents. It is important to find out as much information as possible, especially: years of life, years of marriage, the exact place of birth and residence, places of study and work, events that took place in the family. This information will greatly help you in finding your more distant ancestors. After making such hard work, this process becomes interesting and it is tempting to know what it was before, and how this information can be restored …

At this part of research, you open the world of archives for the first time… And usually it is the time of the first disappointments. At this moment, it is important to find an experienced genealogist, who can properly analyze the scope of work, very carefully check all the archival documents as well as the omission of only one name, surname or other fact will lead to the fact that making a lineage becomes impossible. The specialist will be able to correctly formulate and present the results of the work.

Only a professional genealogist will be able to correctly reconstruct the family tree, confirming all the collected information with photocopies of archival documents!

You can be assured of quality the following services with our company:

  • providing historical and genealogical consultations;
  • genealogical study of the genus (s) on a documentary basis;
  • compilation and design of a family tree and (or) some branches of the genus;
  • study of ethnography and historical homeland of customer ancestors;
  • study and description of the everyday life of families;
  • creation of a “clan map” indicating places where important events took place in the life of clan members;
  • interviewing old residents of settlements where client’s ancestors were born and lived;
  • research of the history of the surname and (or) the creation of a family diploma;
  • studying the history of the settlement in the context of restoring the genealogy of the families that inhabited it;
  • shooting a documentary film about the history of a clan, family or village;
  • photo and video filming of areas that are associated with the history of the family (s);
  • translation of archival documents into Ukrainian, Russian, English;
  • creation of a personal and (or) family emblem;
  • writing and design of book of ancestors;
  • creation of family album and (or) family site;
  • creation of a digital family history database

How to make a family tree

To create a family tree, we use special programs, add to it information about each of your ancestors: first and last names, years of life, social origin, place of birth.

In case, when in any of the researched documents information about the carriers of the surnames is not found, a copy of the title page of the case will be made with its name and archive number.

We make the search process clear and open. You will always find out the details: what we are working on and how we work, what and why we are looking for, in which documents and archives. We can report especially interesting and important finds immediately, directly from the archive. We explain genealogy, not just help discover it.

The restoration of the bloodline is an interesting detective story in which we give an opportunity to participate. We want you to feel the joy of new discoveries, share them with your family, show your friends and partners.

The information we have found is always reliable and accurate. Each fact is accompanied by a copy of the document in which it was discovered. So, you can see with your own eyes what an archive source looks like with information about your lineage. Copies of documents with interesting information will be on your computer or smartphone. In addition, our team has professional lawyers to help you get certified by all the rules documents having legal force from the archives.

How to do genealogical research

Searching archives and researching genealogy is a lengthy process, so that we divide it into several stages. For each of them, we develop a plan and tasks in order to achieve an optimal result. We are very sociable and use modern technologies, so you can be aware of the progress of the search process every day. At the end of each stage, we prepare a progress report.

At the moment, we consider that our achievement is the work on projects in which the most distant ancestors lived in the 18th and even the 17th century! Such projects will become less and less over the years, as in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, in contrast to other more developed countries, archival documents are not digitized. Over time, more and more documents are lost or become unusable, and difficult to trace the full connection between all ancestors. Therefore, it is better to start your genealogical research now!

 

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