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==Civil Registers==
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==How to Find the Records==
  
Research use: Uniquely identify individuals and connects them to their parents.
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===Offices to Contact===
  
Record type: Civil records of birth, marriage, and death.
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The Bureau of Civil Status Acts (ZAGS)
  
General: The Bureau of Civil Status Acts (ZAGS) creates and maintains civil registration.  The bureau is subordinate to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and is separate from the national archive system.  Registration of births must be done within two months of birth and deaths within three days.  Registration offices are collocated with "marriage palaces" permitting the registration and performance of weddings to occur at the same place and time.
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Location: Civil registration offices exist at the local and regional levels.  Copies of local registrations are sent to regional offices.
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==Historical Background==
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The Bureau of Civil Status Acts (ZAGS) creates and maintains civil registration.  The bureau is subordinate to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and is separate from the national archive system.  Registration of births must be done within two months of birth and deaths within three days.  Registration offices are collocated with "marriage palaces" permitting the registration and performance of weddings to occur at the same place and time.
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==Coverage and Compliance==
  
 
Time period: 1920-present.
 
Time period: 1920-present.
  
Contents: Birth, marriage, and death records have the exact date of the event, including time of day for births; names of principal and parents; occupation and religious preference of parents; name of informant for births and names of witnesses for marriages; place of residence for parents of newly born, of the groom and bride for marriages, and of the deceased for deaths; age at death, cause of death, and place of burial in death records.  In the Moscow regional office there is a card index to the registers.  This suggests the possibility of other indexes existing in other registration bureaus.
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Population coverage: Low for the first decade of registration, then 85% thereafter.  The civil war of the early Soviet period inhibited registration.  For two years it was not enforced.  The system was established first in urban and later in rural areas.  Gaps persisted through 1926.  Civil registration broke down in the occupied areas during World War II and some registers were burned.<ref name="profile">The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Ukraine,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2001.</ref>
  
Location: Civil registration offices exist at the local and regional levels. Copies of local registrations are sent to regional offices.
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==Information Recorded in the Records==
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'''Birth'''
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*Date of birth, including time of day
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*Names of principal and parents
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*Occupation and religious preference of parents
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*Name of informant
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*Place of residence for parents
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'''Marriage'''
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*Date of marriage
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*Names of principal and parents
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*Occupation and religious preference of parents
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*Names of witnesses for marriages
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*Places of residences of the groom and bride
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'''Deaths'''
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*Date of death
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*Names of principal and parents
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*Occupation and religious preference of parents
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*Place of residence of the deceased
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*Age at death
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*Cause of death
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*Place of burial  
  
Population coverage: Low for the first decade of registration, then 85% thereafterThe civil war of the early Soviet period inhibited registration.  For two years it was not enforced.  The system was established first in urban and later in rural areas.  Gaps persisted through 1926.  Civil registration broke down in the occupied areas during World War II and some registers were burned.
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In the Moscow regional office there is a card index to the registersThis suggests the possibility of other indexes existing in other registration bureaus.
  
Reliability: High.<ref name="profile">The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Ukraine,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2001.</ref>
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==References==
  
 
==External Internet Resources==
 
==External Internet Resources==

Revision as of 23:24, 17 February 2020

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

The Bureau of Civil Status Acts (ZAGS)

Location: Civil registration offices exist at the local and regional levels. Copies of local registrations are sent to regional offices.

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

The Bureau of Civil Status Acts (ZAGS) creates and maintains civil registration. The bureau is subordinate to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and is separate from the national archive system. Registration of births must be done within two months of birth and deaths within three days. Registration offices are collocated with "marriage palaces" permitting the registration and performance of weddings to occur at the same place and time.

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Time period: 1920-present.

Population coverage: Low for the first decade of registration, then 85% thereafter. The civil war of the early Soviet period inhibited registration. For two years it was not enforced. The system was established first in urban and later in rural areas. Gaps persisted through 1926. Civil registration broke down in the occupied areas during World War II and some registers were burned.[1]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Birth

  • Date of birth, including time of day
  • Names of principal and parents
  • Occupation and religious preference of parents
  • Name of informant
  • Place of residence for parents

Marriage

  • Date of marriage
  • Names of principal and parents
  • Occupation and religious preference of parents
  • Names of witnesses for marriages
  • Places of residences of the groom and bride

Deaths

  • Date of death
  • Names of principal and parents
  • Occupation and religious preference of parents
  • Place of residence of the deceased
  • Age at death
  • Cause of death
  • Place of burial

In the Moscow regional office there is a card index to the registers. This suggests the possibility of other indexes existing in other registration bureaus.

References[edit | edit source]

External Internet Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Ukraine,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2001.