Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Review: "Genealogy at a Glance: Ukrainian Genealogy Research," by Vera Ivanova Miller

The Genealogical Publishing Company in Baltimore has published another in its series of "Genealogy at a Glance" laminated research guides - this time for Ukrainian Genealogy Research, by Vera Ivanova Miller.

This "Genealogy at a Glance" booklet has four laminated pages on one 11" x 17" paper (folded). It is designed to give the user the basic elements of genealogy research in the allotted space. They provide an overview of the facts a researcher needs to know in order to begin and proceed successfully with research in the subject.

The description of the Ukrainian Genealogy Research  booklet includes:
Because the borders of Ukraine shifted many times over the years, researching your Ukrainian ancestors can be challenging. The names of towns and cities often changed, and some towns and villages have completely vanished from today’s maps. In addition, Ukrainian archives were not accessible to the public until fairly recently, nor were the records from the Soviet period. Vera Ivanova Miller’s Genealogy at a Glance: Ukrainian Genealogy Research will help you overcome these challenges and successfully begin your Ukrainian family history research by providing you with the most current information on what resources are available and how to access them.

In four, laminated pages, this guide describes the waves of Ukrainian immigration to the Americas and various European countries; Ukrainian surnames and religions; vital records and censuses; Communist-era databases and Soviet-era persecution files; online resources; and much more. Sprinkled throughout are tips to help you locate your ancestor’s hometown and expand your search.

To assist Ukrainian genealogy researchers even further, Miller has included a “Quick Guide to the Ukrainian Alphabet” and pointers on understanding the culture of Ukraine.
The booklet has these sections:
  • Contents
  • Quick Facts & Important Dates
  • Ukrainian Emigration
  • Ukrainian Surnames
  • Religion in Ukraine
  • Conversion to the Gregorian Calendar
  • Understanding the Culture of Ukraine
  • Finding Ukrainian Ancestral Homelands Maps
  • Communist-Era Databases
  • Soviet-Era Persecution Files
  • Registry Records
  • Ukrainian Archives
  • Metrical (Vital) Records
  • Censuses
  • USCIS Genealogy Program
  • Quick Guide to the Ukrainian Alphabet
  • Other Online Resources
This booklet is designed primarily for the researcher who has little experience and understanding of Ukrainian Genealogy Research and provides an overview of the basics of finding Ukrainian genealogy resources.

For someone like me that teaches and talks about genealogy a bit, it is invaluable because I can pull it out and provide some guidance to my student or colleague interested in the subject.

The beauty of these "Genealogy at a Glance" booklets is that they are very light and portable in a briefcase or laptop case. They are fixtures in my research case.

This four-page laminated booklet costs $9.95,  plus postage and handling. You can order it through the Genealogical Store, or use the link for the Ukrainian Genealogy Research booklet and click on the "Add to Cart" link.  I recommend buying these booklets at seminars and conferences where they are offered in order to avoid the shipping costs.


Disclosure: Genealogical.com contacted me recently and asked me to provide a review of this booklet. They mailed me a review copy for my personal use as remuneration for this review.

The URL for this post is:  https://www.geneamusings.com/2021/09/review-genealogy-at-glance-ukrainian.html

Copyright (c) Randall J. Seaver, 2021.

Please comment on this post on the website by clicking the URL above and then the "Comments" link at the bottom of each post.  Share it on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest using the icons below.  Or contact me by email at randy.seaver@gmail.com.

No comments: