This course provides basic information and tips on researching Ukrainian ancestors at home and abroad. Ukraine is a large country shaped by history and geography, and it is only since 1991 that it has become "open" to receive genealogical requests.
An overview of how the country is formed lays the groundwork for how to look for relevant genealogical information. It is useful to gain some knowledge of the Ukrainian or Russian language when making research inquiries. Some language fundamentals will be explained.
The search for records should begin at "home," but the researcher may also need to be prepared to search "away." A list of sources and resources is included which will aid considerably when tracking down information. Some useful travel tips are given for those able to take a trip to Ukraine. A comprehensive reference list is provided and can serve as a basis for your own research catalogue.