Do you have Ukrainian Roots?

+20 votes

I have been putting this off for a while -- in part because of the work involved with establishing Italian Roots - but also because I was a bit daunted by the challenges of establishing a Ukrainian Roots project.   I am past that now!  

After being approached by Summer Orman regarding collaboration between her project on Russian Roots and this as yet unannounced Ukrainian Roots project - we arrived at the idea of a Slavic Roots umbrella project (just announced!).   We'd love anyone interested in that to join us.

Now, if you are researching or managing profiles with Ukrainian heritage, I invite you to join me in the Ukrainian Roots effort, a subproject of the as yet unofficial Slavic Roots project.  

I've set up a category for Ukrainian Roots, and invite you to tag relevant profiles into the project.

Please follow the Ukrainian_Roots G2G tag to stay informed.

As I noted - I'm coordinating Italian Roots, so if anyone is eager to lead this I would be happy to play a supporting role.

WikiTree profile: Space:Ukrainian_Roots
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Michael Maranda G2G6 Mach 7 (71.9k points)
edited by Michael Maranda
I would like to help.  I was featured in the blog this past week, so I don't want to rehash all my verbage again ... needless to say I'm working on transcribing the marriage records from the village where my Rusyn ancestors are from.

Once I get this project finished, I'd like to work on adding more Galician/Rusyn information to help other researchers.


2 Answers

+5 votes

Hi Michael. we meet again!!! My Slavic ancestry is medieval. Like many Europeans, I descend from the marriage of Vladimir Monomakh of Kiev and Gytha, daughter of Harold II of England (defeated at Hastings By William the Conqueror). Not sure if you classify Vladimir as Russian, Ukrainian or simpy Rus.

by Susan Scarcella G2G6 Mach 8 (81.4k points)
+7 votes
I would like to join but know nothing of how to work in this area. My mother's parents came to the US in the early 1900s' and I have only their documents here to go by. This is a very short tree.
by Sue Hall G2G6 Pilot (171k points)
Welcome Sue!   I am sure many are in a similar situation.   I'll write more soon.
My situation is the same as Sue Hall's. I follow a Facebook group called Lemko DNA and Ancestry, where we are trying to use DNA to help us find our "people" in the old country. I am very eager to cooperate where I can. Some of the people in the Lemko group actually have language skills that could help

Please count me as wanting to join!
I feel lucky in that I've been able to trace my family to the village they're from, where there are still people who share our unusual family name, but I haven't been able to get further without actually going to Ukraine (or possibly Poland) to look at the original records.

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