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==How to Find the Records==
  
==Civil Registers==
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===Online Records===
  
Research use: Uniquely identify individuals and connects them to their parents.
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*'''1784-1879''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1771086 Ukraine Births and Baptisms, 1784-1879] - free<br>
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*'''1784-1879''' - [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60191/ Ukraine, Select Births and Baptisms, 1784-1879] - Ancestry.com ($)<br>
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*'''1789-1905''' - [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3132/ Galicia, Ukraine, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1789-1905] - Ancestry.com ($)<br>
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*'''1918-1922''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2492536 Ukraine, Sumy Civil Registers, 1918-1922] - free, images only<br>
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*'''1942''' - [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/5525/ Rovno, Ukraine, Victims Killed in the Kostopol Forest, 1942] - Ancestry.com ($)<br>
  
Record type: Civil records of birth, marriage, and death.
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===Offices to Contact===
  
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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Civil registration offices exist at the local and regional levels.  Copies of local registrations are sent to regional offices.
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"Determine address of local Civil Registry Office. Ukraine is divided into 24 "oblast" (provinces), the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol. These are further divided into 490 secondary administrative units called "raion" (district) and "misto" (city). Each of these has its own Civil Registry Office, known by their acronyms "RATS" in Ukrainian and "ZAGS" in Russian."<ref>[https://legalbeagle.com/6064856-start-international-business-company.html Legal Beagle], c2020, Leaf Group Ltd. / Leaf Group Media, All Rights Reserved.</ref> The Ministry of Justice provides links to the websites of all these offices on its website.
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Ministry of Justice of Ukraine <br>
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13, Gorodetskogo Str.<br>
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Kiev, Ukraine 01001<br>
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Telephone: +38 (044) 278-37-23<br>
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Fax: +38 (044) 271-17-83<br>
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E-mail: [mailto:themis@minjust.gov.ua themis@minjust.gov.ua]<br>
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[https://minjust.gov.ua/en/feedback Application form]
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[https://minjust.gov.ua/en/cat_18219 List of civil registry 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.  <br>
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Registration of births must be done within two months of birth and deaths within three days.  <br>
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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>
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==Information Recorded in the Records==
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'''Births'''
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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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'''Marriages'''
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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
  
Location: Civil registration offices exist at the local and regional levels.  Copies of local registrations are sent to regional offices.
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'''Deaths'''
  
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.
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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  
  
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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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 ==
 
== References ==

Latest revision as of 13:44, 25 March 2021

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

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

"Determine address of local Civil Registry Office. Ukraine is divided into 24 "oblast" (provinces), the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol. These are further divided into 490 secondary administrative units called "raion" (district) and "misto" (city). Each of these has its own Civil Registry Office, known by their acronyms "RATS" in Ukrainian and "ZAGS" in Russian."[1] The Ministry of Justice provides links to the websites of all these offices on its website.

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
13, Gorodetskogo Str.
Kiev, Ukraine 01001
Telephone: +38 (044) 278-37-23
Fax: +38 (044) 271-17-83
E-mail: themis@minjust.gov.ua
Application form

List of civil registry 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.[2]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Births

  • 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

Marriages

  • 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]

  1. Legal Beagle, c2020, Leaf Group Ltd. / Leaf Group Media, All Rights Reserved.
  2. 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.