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Welcome to the Ukraine Research Division!

Welcome to the JewishGen Ukraine Research Division (RD). We are so glad that you are here! We look forward to helping researchers – those at the beginning of their Jewish genealogy journey as well as those who have been working on their Jewish family tree for decades – to discover information about Jewish ancestors who lived in what is now present-day Ukraine.

Who Are We

We focus on the towns and districts of present-day Ukraine that were in the Russian Empire prior to World War I. We seek out census, vital, taxation, voter lists and other records with genealogical value. We translate, index and make them available to you on the JewishGen Ukraine Database, a searchable repository for genealogical information about Jews in Ukraine.

Our goal is to connect you to information that will further your Jewish family history research in Ukraine.

Below find the latest news from the Ukraine RD. Click on “more” to see our news archives.

What's New

 02/08/2024  Ukraine RD Adds 105,000 Records to More than 2M Online!
More than 105,000 records were uploaded in February, from hundreds of towns –Shenderovka, Balin, Vinnitsa, Proskurov, Starokonstantinov [More...]
01/21/2024 Karen Steinfeld Appointed New Towns Director
The Ukraine Research Division of JewishGen proudly introduces Karen Steinfeld as the newly appointed Towns Director. Ms. Steinfeld, a [More...]
 01/10/2024  Ukraine RD Uploads More than 2,043,776 Million Records!
During the 18 months of our project, we have uploaded a total of more than 2 Million Ukraine records to the JewishGen website. See Jan [More...]
 12/15/2023  December Report: Ukraine Uploads More than 146,000 Records
Great Reviews from Researchers It’s so gratifying to hear positive news from researchers of our site. Here are just a few: “I wa [More...]