The Ukrainian Genealogical Society
The Ukrainian Genealogy Society was originally
started in January 2001 as a means of helping
those conducting Ukrainian genealogy research.
The number of organizations and societies
pertaining specifically to Ukrainian family
research is limited. Many Internet sites exist
that are focused toward Eastern European
research, but Ukrainian-specific genealogy sites
aren't as prevalent.
The Ukrainian heritage is
a rich and proud one that deserves a higher place
in the Eastern European genalogical hierarchy
then it currently has. The UGS was founded in
order to help uplift and improve the resources
and information currently available for the
Mission of The Ukrainian
The Mission of The
Ukrainian Genealogical Society is to
- Encourage more
Ukrainian family research.
- To help those
currently conducting such research.
- To bring together
those involved in Ukrainian genealogy and
to share information pertaining to such
- To improve the
resources available to Ukrainian
- To offer a forum for
exchange of ideas and potential solutions
to common obstacles and concerns.
- To offer a single
organizational source for all of the
different online Ukrainian web resources.
And finally, the UGS
encourages groups within regions and locales to
gather for discussion, exchange of information
and ideas, and promotion of Ukrainian Genealogy.
UGS Sites on the Web
The Ukrainian Genealogical
Society has created or sponsored many web sites
to help the Ukrainian genealogist:
- The Main
URL) is the UGS homepage. Here you will
find resources and information provided
by UGS and its members.
- The UGS Genealogy Portal is for use by visitors and
members of the UGS Portal for their
Ukrainian genealogical research.
Information contained on the Portal is
not provided exclusively by the UGS nor
is it intended to serve as a UGS member's
resource. Membership to the UGS Portal,
considered separate from your UGS
Membership, is also free and required in
order to participate and utilize the UGS
- Ukrainian Roots Genealogy
a community of web pages
pertaining to Ukrainian genealogy
research and issues. Increase the
exposure of your web site by joining with
other's who have web sites devoted to
The Ukrainian Genealogical
Society was founded by Taras R. Iwaniw. He is
also the creator of the two Premier Ukrainian
webrings on the Internet; Ukrainians on the Web, for Ukrainians with web sites
pertaining to all things Ukrainian, and Ukrainian Roots, for Ukrainian genealogical web
Being involved on the
Internet for over 10 years, Taras noticed a
blatant lack of Ukrainian Internet communities.
While many other nationalities were represented
on the Internet in overabundant numbers, Ukraine
was sorely lacking. With the creation of the two
webrings in 1997, Taras has actively promoted
Ukrainian web pages pertaining to Ukrainian
culture and heritage.
The sole purpose of The
Ukrainian genealogical Society is to promote,
enhance, and encourage more genealogical
resources and information for the Ukrainian
genealogist. Both on the Internet and off.
You can contact him by
either sending an e-mail to him at or utilizing the
methods listed on the Contacts Page.