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Social-Legal Requests

Social-Legal requests provide a social defence of people rights, both of Ukrainians and foreigners. The types of requests are those which concern:

  • people subjected to repressions;
  • rehabilitated and the deported citizens;
  • participation in the WWII, battle actions;
  • being imprisoned in ghettos, concentration camps, prisons;
  • ostarbeiters, or eastern workers;
  • military service in a post-war period;
  • participation in a liquidation of the Chernobyl disaster consequences;
  • dates of birth, marriage and divorce;
  • nationality and religion;
  • experience of work and amount of salary;
  • place of living and studies;
  • awarding of scientific degrees, appropriation of honoured rank;
  • rewards;
  • medical treatment, state of health.

Genealogical Requests

A genealogical research is one of the main directions of Ukrainian state archives’ activity. More than 1 thousand requests from people whose ancestors lived in Ukraine has been receiving every year. A genealogical research can be done on the basis of archival documents preserved in the Ukrainian state archives. These are metric books with vital records of XVII - beginning of XX century (of Orthodox, Greek-Catholic, Roman-Catholic, Evangelic, Judaic confessions), the so-called revisers’ (auditors’) tales of the end of XVIII - middle of XIX century, lists of confessions, censuses of population of the XIX-XX century, lists of house owners etc.

Researchers who want to research their family tree, should contact central and regional archives according to the locality of their ancestors' place of birth, living, marriage or death. You can find contact information of Ukrainian archives at http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/Archives/

Genealogical researches made by State Archives of Ukraine should be paid according to the price-list when applying to their address. The sum of a genealogical request depends on the complication of it and, thus, time for a research. It can fluctuate within the limits of 200-2000 hryvnas.

When applying to the archives, it is very essential to point either locality, or the known facts of a biography and approximate years of research. So, pay attention not to forget to mention next information: historical region of Ukraine, where your ancestors lived; city, town, village or settlement name; second name of a person (for women - a maiden name); dates of birth, marriage, death; a confession; social and property status; name of a requester, mail address (e-mail, if exists), contact telephone (fax).

Rapidness and effectiveness of your request implementation will depend on the plenitude and exactness of the given information.

Contact addresses and telephones of Ukrainian central and regional archives you can find at ‘Archival Institutions of Ukraine’ Those who are interested in a genealogy, we recommend to look through

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