Ukrainian Resources: Websites, Books and Organizations

By Allison Dolan Premium

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These websites, books and organizations will help you find your family in Ukraine.



  • A History of Ukraine by Paul Robert Magocsi (University of Washington Press)
  • Encyclopedia of Ukraine, 5 vols., vols. 1 and 2 edited by Volodymyr Kubijovyc and vols. 3-5 edited by Danylo Husar Struk ( Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies)
  • Finding Your Ukrainian Ancestors 4th edition by Muryl Andrejciw Geary (Heritage Publications)
  • Galician Villagers and the Ukrainian National Movement in the Nineteenth Century by John-Paul Himka  (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies)
  • Genealogical Gazetteer of Galicia by Brian J. Lenius (self-published)
  • In Their Words: A Genealogist’s Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin, and Russian Documents: Volume I: Polish;  Volume II: Russian by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman (Langline)
  • Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova: Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories (The Jewish Genealogy Series) by Miriam Weiner (Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots)
  • Peasants with Promise: Ukrainians in Southeastern Galicia 1880-1900 (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies)
  • Sources for Researching Ukrainian Family History by Paul J. Himka (Libraries Unlimited)
  • Ukraine: A History, 4th Edition by Orest Subtelny (University of Toronto Press)
  • The Ukrainian Americans by Kevin Osborn (Chelsea House, out of print)
  • The Ukrainian Americans: Roots and Aspirations, 1884-1954 by Myron B. Kuropas (University of Toronto Press)
  • Ukrainian Genealogy by John D. Pihach (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press)
  • Ukrainian Recipes edited by Joanne Asala (Penfield Books)
  • The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation by Andrew Wilson (Yale University Press)
  • Ukrainians in North America: A Biographical Directory of Noteworthy Ukrainians in the United States and Canada edited by Dmytro M. Shtohryn (Association for the Advancement of Ukrainian Studies)


  • Central State Historical Archive of Ukraine in Kyiv 24 Solomianska St., Kyiv 03110 Ukraine, +380 (044) 275-2777, <>
  • Central State Historical Archive of Ukraine in Lviv 3a Soborna Sq., 79000 Lviv, Ukraine, +380 (0322) 72-30-63, 97-86-57 <>
  • Consulate General of Ukraine in New York 240 East 49 St., New York, NY 10017,  (212) 371-5690, <>
  • Embassy of Ukraine in Canada 310 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0J9 Canada, (613) 230-2961, <>
  • Embassy of Ukraine to the United States of America 3350 M St. NW Washington, D.C. 2007, (202) 333-0606, <>
  • Harvard University Ukrainian Research Institute 34 Kirkland St., Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 495-4053, <>
  • Immigration History Research Center University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts, 311 Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455, <>
  • Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe Box 905 Stn. M, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2J6, Canada, <>
  • The Ukrainian Genealogical Society 127 Taunton Ave., West Berlin, NJ 08091, <>  
  • Ukrainian Museum-Archives 1202 Kenilworth Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113, (216) 781-4329, <>
  • Yad Vashem: The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority Har Hazikaron, PO 3477, Jerusalem 91034 Israel, <>

A version of this article appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of Family Tree Magazine