Ukrainian Genealogy Group - Prince Edward Island


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Ukrainian Genealogy Group
Prince Edward Island - Canada

Україньска Генеалогічна Група
провінції Острава Принца Едварда в Канаді

Ukraiin'ska Henealohichna Hrupa
provintsiii Ostrova Pryntsa Edvarda v Kanadi

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National Anthem of Ukraine

Ще не вмерла Україна

Shche Ne Vmerla Ukraiina

(Ukraine has not yet died)

Lyrics: Pavlo Chubynski (1839-1884)
Music: Mykhailo Verbytski (1815-1870)
Adopted: 1917

Today's date is:

Christmas comes but twice a year, so does Easter, mostly.(Myroslaw Lomatski)

Easter is 20 April, 2014 by the western (gregorian) calendar and 20 April, 2014 by the eastern (julian) calendar

Important Dates:

Ukrainian Independence Day- August 24th , 1991

First Ukrainians enter Manitoba as mercenary troops in Lord Selkirk's hired Swiss de Meuron Regiment - 1817

First Ukrainian Settlers arrive at Montreal - September 7th, 1891


Important Dates:

Ukrainian Independence Day- August 24th , 1991

First Ukrainians enter Manitoba as mercenary troops in Lord Selkirk's hired Swiss de Meuron Regiment - 1817

First Ukrainian Settlers arrive at Montreal - September 7th, 1891


Time in Ukraine


There are only

days left until Christmas Eve, Wednesday, January 6th, 2014

There are only

days left until the New Year, Thursday, January 1st, 2014.



Meetings: Ukrainian Genealogy Group - Prince Edward Island and the Ukrainian Canadian Club of PEI

because the membership is scattered across the Island, we have decided that meetings will be called only once or twice a year. However, if you would like help with your family tree, please call me:

Ted @ 902 569-8611or by eMail Each meeting includes a problem solving & question period. Maps will be available for consultation.

New Members and the Curious always welcome!



Resources for the Genealogist

Canadian Genealogy Centre - at the Library and Archives of Canada. Now you can do a direct search for your ancestors!

Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906 - In order to track the high rates of population growth in western Canada, the Canadian government called for a special census of the prairie provinces (Manitoba, and the two newly created provinces of Saskatchewan, and Alberta). This endeavour continued every 10 years from 1906 to 1956, at which time the Census of the Northwest Provinces became part of the Canada-wide census. Through this research tool you can access digitized images of original census returns, which recorded the names of family members, their sex, marital status, year of immigration to Canada, post office address, etc. 1906 Census transcription form in PDF format - legal size paper: Download Here

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - the new version of Personal Ancestral File (PAF 5) is available by download only, at no cost. This is one of the best software packages around and the only one I am aware of that will accept cyrillic letters and print out properly. However, if you are running anything older than WIN98, you should download PAF 4, which unfortunately does not support cyrillic. I understand that WIN95 will work with the drivers, but if you are hesitant, best to stick to the previous version and put your cyrillic notes into a word processor file. Go to:
Family History Centre, 10 Northridge Parkway (off St Peter's Road behind the KFC), Charlottetown, PE. Tel 902 566-1013 (call ahead to reserve a computer or fiche reader) Hours are Thursdays 0900h - 1600h and 1900h - 2100h.

East European Genealogical Society - Most popular EEGS current areas: Galicia including east Galicia (Ukraine) and west Galicia (Poland) followed by Volhynia and Bukovina. Popular EEGS pre-WWI areas: Austro-Hungarian Empire (Bohemia, Bukovina, Galicia, Hungary, Moravia), German Empire (East Prussia, Posen, Silesia, West Prussia), Russian Empire (Bessarabia, Congress Poland, Ekaterinoslav, Grodno, Kherson, Kiev, Volhynia), and Romania. Popular EEGS Current countries: Austria, Belorus, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine. Popular EEGS Ethnic groups: German, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Jewish, Mennonite, Romanian. Popular EEGS Religions: Roman and Greek Catholic, Lutheran, Judaic, Mennonite, Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox, Bohemian / Moravian Brethren.

Canadian Red Cross Tracing Service - Each year Canadian Red Cross staff and volunteers handle about 6,000 tracing cases. If you wish to place an inquiry with the Tracing Service, please ensure that you provide us with the following information: Full name of sought person, Date of birth or age, Father's name, Mother's name, Last known address, Date of last news, Reason for separation, Reason for search, Personal background information, Your full name, Address, Your relationship to the sought person For further information on the Tracing Service or to submit your tracing request, please contact your local Red Cross office.

Ukrainian Genealogy Group - National Capital Region - more links for Ukrainian genealogy and downloadable files.

Toronto Ukrainian Genealogy Group - TUGG meets in the Board Room of St. Vladimir, 620 Spadina Avenue, on the second Tuesday of the month, from September to June from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The members are first to fourth generations, and they are researching their personal family histories in Canada, the United States and also in Ukraine or Poland. All meetings are held in English.

Those who wish to receive further information, contact the St. Vladimir Institute - 416 923-3318 or by eMail or Sonia Tkachuk van Heerden - 416 461-2104 or by eMail


A listing of useful Ukrainian and Genealogical sites

Brama - Ukraine - a very comprehensive and current site featuring Arts and Culture, Business, Calendar of Events, Computing and Software, Education, Entertainment Humor, Forum, Issues, Law, News and Media, Nova Khvylia (New Wave), Services, Shopping, Sports, Travel, about Ukraine, Government of Ukraine, Embassies, Ministries, etc.

Ukraine on the Internet - A link to many varied topics of interest to Ukrainians.

General Facts About Ukraine - if you want to know about the country, then this site has a lot to offer and is about Ukraine today if you are interested in traveling there in the future. This site includes tips, money, credit cards, currency exchanges, barbers and beauty shops, tracing Genealogy Roots, photos of many cities and so much more and also a page dealing with a Guide to Kiev including photos and

Cyrillic and Polish for Windows 95/98/Me (Not XP)
This guide will allow you to type in Ukrainian without purchasing any other programs. It allows you to use virtually any word processor, spread sheet or database. The best part is that there are QWERTY compatible keyboards which means that the keys are in the same place as we are used to in the English speaking world. If you are interested, please contact me at:

George Primak's transliterated Ukrainian Keyboard layout - for Windows XP (and 2000) [It has been tested and works with VISTA] is along the line of Paul's and is available at:

Biography Assistant - Welcome to Biography Assistant, your personal research assistant for writing biographies about your relatives or an autobiography about yourself. Biography Assistant makes it easy for you to record these special family memories because it helps you decide what to write about. That leaves you free to concentrate on the most important part — telling the story! To get started, select one of the categories listed.

Ukrainian Customs and Information - contains information on feast and celebration dates as well as customs associated with Christmas and other celebrations -

Velykyi Tyzhden' - Ukrainian Easter Week - Ukrainian Easter celebrations, rites and customs

The Day - Weekly Digest - Ukrainian newspaper in English (also Ukrainian and Russian) offers an inciteful look at the issues in Ukraine today, their relation to world realities and the impact of Ukrainian customs, history and religions on present day events. A very concise and readable publication. (click on the English word day at the top left to get the English version.


Cities, Regions/Oblasts and Church Records - found in the LDS Family History Library Catalog.

Research Sites

Cyndi's List - is one of the most comprehensive genealogy related lists there is on the web with over 112,000 links! If you have not tried it out yet, please do, it will quickly become your favourite tool! -
Canada -

ARCHEION - Ontario's Archival Information Network ARCHEION is a searchable gateway to online descriptions of archival fonds and collections found in archives across Ontario. Repositories are institutional members of the Archives Association of Ontario. The components of ARCHEION include: Descriptions of archival documents The ability to search the descriptions Contact information for the archives where the documents can be accessed ARCHEION aims to be a comprehensive online research tool, a one-stop gateway to information about the documentary heritage of Ontario.

American Family Immigration History Centre - Ellis Island - this site was created to help people search for and tell stories about the over 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews who came to America through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924.

British Commonwealth and the USA - by Alan Tupman is another site with links to relevant materials for the British Commonwealth and the USA. Where there is a page that already provides considerable information, then a link is provided to save unnecessary duplication. In all cases there should be a maximum of two links between you and the source data.

1901 British Census - the Public Record Office has put the 1901 census on the web. Unfortunately, it has become overloaded and is shut down for server upgrading. The Public Record Office is the national archive of England, Wales and the United Kingdom. It brings together and preserves the records of central government and the courts of law, and makes them available to all who wish to consult them. The records span an unbroken period from the 11th century to the present day.

Hamburg Passenger Lists - available at the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) lists all passengers that sailed from the Port of Hamburg from 1850 - 1934 which covers the bulk of Ukrainians immigrating to the new world

The Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - The Compass is a guide to help locate shipping records and other immigration information. It includes such information as immigration and naturalisation,ethnic, immigrant, emigrant and maritime resources. It consists of a number of links, that are well organised. When I tried it, I was pleased to find that their search engine took wild cards, so that I was able to come up with the original spellings - all those uks, iuks, ucks, etc. When you do come up with the records, you can click on the entry and they give you a bit more information - enough to come up with a link. However, they charge $7CDN for a copy of the transcript. On the other hand, there is enough information for you to go back to the source document yourself. Definitely worth checking out! -

Hamburg Port Site
The city of Hamburg, accommodating emigrants in the past and to this very day, is in exclusive possession of lists of those who passed through her utilizing the harbor. Bremen and other cities lost almost all these precious lists, but only Hamburg managed to safeguard complete records covering the flow of emigrants from 1850 to 1934. What makes these lists so valuable, is the fact that even the hometowns from whence the emigrants came is recorded. It seems that these records are now only available at which is a subscription site. Look for German Records

LI-RA-MA Collection - the LI-RA-MA Collection (MG 30 E 406) consists of documents created by the Imperial Russian Consular offices in Canada during the period 1898 to 1922. The Passport/Identity Papers series consists of about 11,400 files on Russian and East European immigrants (Jews, Ukrainians, Poles, Finns, etc.) who settled in Canada in the first two decades of the twentieth century. The files include documents such as passport applications and background questionnaires. Many of the records are written in Russian Cyrillic; the National Archives does not provide a translation service.
The National Archives in Washington, D.C., holds a similar collection of records compiled by the Russian Consular offices in the United States. For further information, consult Sallyann Sack's publication The Russian Consular Records Index and Catalogue, or contact the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington, P.O. Box 31122, BETHESDA MD 20824-1122.
Index to Russian Consular Records. Lists over 70,000 persons who transacted business with the Russian Czarist consulates in the United States from about 1849-1926. Shows surname, given name, place of residence and locator reference to microfilm in the U.S. National Archives that contains the original documents. Indexed using the Daitch Mokotoff Soundex System. (7 fiches).

Library and Archives of Canada - databases available on internet. General Descriptions of Fonds and Collections - General Inventory (This includes a listing of fonds from private individuals and community organizations including material relating to Ukrainians and other Slavic Groups in Canada. Researchers can search under family name, location in Canada, Ukrainian organization and other titles) Finding Aids Textual Documents - Records created by Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government of Canada. Canadian Expeditionary Force - First World War /Attestation Records/ Court Martials of the First World War (Prototype accessible onsite only) Post Offices /Lists information post offices and postmasters/ Dominion Land Grants, Immigration Records (1925-1935) Prime Ministers Papers (Prototype accessible on site only) Audio Visual Records - Films, videos and sound recordings - Photographs - Works of art and caricatures.

Library (now Collections Canada) - collections focus primarily on Canadiana, works in all subjects written by, about or of interest to Canadians, published in Canada or abroad.

Obituaries On-Line (Free) All these links lead to obituaries, death or funeral notices, mostly from newspapers, but all are free, although some sites may require you to register or allow cookies to be set. Some are for the current day only, some are archived for a week, a month, or more. Also included are death registers.

Find a Grave- Another good source for locating grave sites.

General Research Tools

Genealogical Gazetteer of Galicia - Brian J. Lenius. The "Expanded Data Edition" of the Genealogical Gazetteer of Galicia for the pre-WWI Austrian Crownland of Galizien (Galicia) includes over 14,000 place names. This 345 page book also includes 22 maps and is based on 1896-1914 information. List of 6300 communities and estates (Polish names). Includes the Administrative and Judicial Districts, current country, Land Cadastral Community, Roman Catholic parish and diocese, Greek Catholic parish and eparchy, Evangelical Lutheran/Reformed parish, Mennonite circuit, and Jewish Registration District for each village, town, city, and estate. List of over 3441 smaller places (hamlets, etc.) and alternate names for villages. List of 4052 Ukrainian Place Names cross-referenced to the Polish names of communities (villages, towns, and cities) and estates. Names are given both in transliterated Ukrainian and Cyrillic form. List of German language place names and a separate list of places known to have had German inhabitants, including the 18th and 19th century German colonies which had Polish names. Map of Galicia illustrating the Administrative Districts, showing a grid for the 1:200,000 Austrian "Mitteleuropa" map series and the Poland/Ukraine border. 21 maps of Galicia. Each map (1:490,000 scale) represents a map in the 1:200,000 Austrian "Mitteleuropa" map series and up to eight maps in the 1:75,000 map series and shows the Administrative District boundaries, pinpointing a total of 641 places to aid in locating ancestral villages. Each community in the gazetteer listing refers to one of these places. Includes latitudes and longitudes (in Greenwich and Ferro). Sources for genealogical records incl. names and addresses of archives, etc. for vital records, references to published articles and inventories. Hundreds of informative endnotes and 12 additional tables (eg. alternate parish names). ISBN 0-9698783-1-1 (3rd edition, Expanded Data Edition)

The Encyclopaedia Britannica - is over 200 years old. It is free on the web, and now features "Britannica's Heritage", a collection of articles from their past tomes. -

Language Tools - Look up words with general and specialized dictionary / thesaurus tools or translate words, text or web pages into another language with this great collection of reference tools. Research-It! - brings you several language tools like dictionaries and translation tools, biographical and quotation resources, maps, stock quotes ... the list is long, go have a look for yourself. Find-It! - Find what you're looking for with ease using the finest Internet search tools for the web and discussion newsgroups or find people, software or anything else.

Ukrainian Community and Family Histories- this website provides links to sources for names of pioneers, primarily in Western Canada.

Carpathian Rus' Sites & Organisations

Rusyns, Rusins, Rusnaks, Ruthenes, Ruthenians, Carpatho-Russians, Carpatho-Ruthenians, Carpatho-Ukrainians and Lemkos

Lemko Site (Lemkos are a group of Ukrainians from a mountainous area of Ukraine - also known as Ruthians) offers much information about the country, history, religion, etc.-

The Carpathian Connection -

Carpatho-Rusyn Knowledge Base -

Carpatho-Rusyn Society - 125 Westland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 -

Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy Web Site - Although this site focuses on Carpatho-Rusyn genealogy, it is recognized that the ethnic background of persons from areas where Carpatho-Rusyns lived (primarily where Poland, Slovakia, the Ukraine, and Hungary adjoin or nearly adjoin) is often in doubt. Many other ethnic groups previously lived or now live in this area (Polish, Slovak, Hungarian, Ukrainian, German, Jewish, and others). Understandably, many persons whose ancestors come from this area are unclear of their ethnic origins. Also, there was intermarriage between such groups before and after immigration. The focus at this web site is on information that may aid those interested in genealogy in tracing their ancestors, all or some of whom may have been Carpatho-Rusyns. Much of this information may be found in listings and publications of other ethnic groups. Unlike organizations or individuals whose goals are to primarily promote ethnic identity, the goal at this site is to promote genealogical research for those whose ancestors may be Carpatho-Rusyns (also known as Rusyns, Rusins, Rusnaks, Ruthenes, Ruthenians, Carpatho-Russians, Carpatho-Ruthenians, Carpatho-Ukrainians and Lemkos).

Embassy of Ukraine in Canada - 310 Somerset St., Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0J9 Tel. (613) 230-2961; Fax (613) 230-2400

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Oblasts (Provinces) in Ukraine as well as Church Records
either released or pending release by the LDS

Oblasts and Raions in Ukraine

Vital and Marriage Records From Greek Catholic and Orthodox Parishes in Former Austrian Galicia, Former Malo Rus, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus (former Byelorussia)

Addresses for Archives in Western Ukraine and South-Eastern Poland

Vital and Marriage Records From Greek Catholic and Orthodox Parishes in Former Austrian Galicia, Former Malo Rus, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus (former Byelorussia) available through the Mormon Family History Library (FHL). The parish records identified are not the only ones available from the FHL. They are only the most recent records obtained by the LDS. To determine the complete list, consult the LDS Family History Library Catalog (FHLC).

Localities in Ukraine - Latin/Cyrillic

Halychyn / Galician / Polish / Austrian / German / Russian related Sites

German Genealogy: Tips for Researchers - this site is good for those dealing with terminology on old Austrian (Galician) documents

Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg - background on St. Petersburg and the creators of the Museum, first and foremost on Catherine the Great. Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg as his "Window to the West" and both the city and the museum have from the 18th to the 21st century had strong connections with the West, some friendly, some forced. You will find traces of such connections even in Ottawa. The Canadian Friends of the Hermitage is the membership and volunteer arm of The State Hermitage Museum Foundation of Canada. The Rt. Hon. Ramon Hnatyshyn is the Honorary Chairman of the Foundation. and

Naming customs in Poland and Ukraine - see Ukraine - naming customs

Polish Research Website - documents from Halychyna (Galicia) and Bukovia are held in the archivies in Warsaw.**/

Researching Russian Roots - very practical advise on how to do research in Russia, as well as links to Ukrainian and Belarussian genealogical information.

Revelations from the Russian Archives - provides many links to material on Soviet history and its represive measures, such as the Ukrainian Famine, deportations and collectivisation.

Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe - this web page is devoted to the study of those people with German ancestry (generally of the Lutheran, Baptist, or Catholic faiths) who lived in present-day Poland (including those lands known previously as West and East Prussia, Posen, Silesia, and Pomerania), and also those people who lived in the western part of present-day Ukraine, in the old pre-World War II province of Volhynia (generally from the city of Kiev on the east to the present-day Polish border on the west, and from the city of Zhitomir on the south to the city of Kowel on the north).

Ukrainian Genealogy

Genealogy of Halychyna / Eastern Galicia - focuses on genealogical study for those researching their Ukrainian and Polish roots in Halychyna / Eastern Galicia / Western Ukraine

Ukraine Genealogy Forum

Ukrainian Roots - Genealogy Webring Home Page
Premier webring homepage dedicated in bringing together web sites devoted to Ukrainian genealogy research. The first and only webring exclusively for Ukrainian genealogy web sites.

InfoUkes- this site has many articles on genealogy as well as a mailing list forum for asking questions related to Ukrainian genealogy. There are also different areas for history, culture and computers, etc.

Introduction to Genealogical Research - An excellent site for both those starting and well versed in Austrian-Hungarian research.

Ukrainian Research Page
This page has many excellent links for the genealogist and researcher and historian and covers all nationalities in the area. - highly recommended.

Ukrainian Heraldry / Coats of Arms

Ukraine - State Symbol (The Trident / Tryzub)
See the new revised coat of arms and learn the history of our symbols.

Ukrainian Heraldry

Jewish Web Index / Ukraine - very comprehensive links to all things Ukrainian

Military Related Sites

US Centre for Military History- probably the best site to start looking at if you're interested in US military history or have had relatives serve in the US military. It is an official gov't site.

Canadian War Museum-

A Selected Bibliography of Canadian Military History Since Confederation - by Desmond Morton Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada ** lists of links to all Commonwealth units, Commonwealth military history

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - using this site, you can find the exact location of any Canadian or Commonwealth war grave. This site gives more information from a historical perspective than the Veterans Affairs Canada site. However, they should be used in conjunction for a more complete dossier.

Veterans Affairs Canada - they consider one of their roles to be the preservation of the memory of our veterans' deeds. Useful information, links.

Books of Remembrance - these books are on display in the Peace Tower and list all of Canada's war dead. You can find the page listing a particular name and download/print it out.

Directorate of History & Heritage- DND's history section. Lots of useful links and information. They are also compiling a complete on-line listing of Canada's war memorials. The results so far can searched by location.

Family Genealogies and Histories


Previous Meetings & Newsletters - information and links

Information about previous presentations and newsletters.  Please press Previous Meetings above.

Community and Family Histories of Ukrainians in Canada
This page contains links to genealogists holding community history books that are willing to do lookups.

Forms, Articles & Software - information and links

Downloadable Forms, Genealogy Articles and Software have now been moved here.  Please press Forms above.

Culture & Miscellaney
All things Ukrainian on PEI as well as information of interest to Ukrainian Islanders.
 Resources in the personal library of Ted Lomatski

A list of the holdings in my personal library. Until this list is updated, please contact me by eMail.

Atlantic Ukrainian Mailing List 
Go here to join a list-serve(mailing list) to discuss all things Ukrainian in Atlantic Canada

Map Resources on the Internet


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