New database documents fighters of independence of Ukraine from 1917-1924

Quietly during the COVID-19 pandemic, an important database involving Ukraine’s history went online.

Ukraine 1917-1924 has documented more than 16,000 people who were involved in the fight for Ukraine’s independence. This website is in ENGLISH and can be searched in ENGLISH.

The database provides the following information on participants: name, unit of service, rank, birthdate, birth place, death date, cause of death, place of death and place of burial. Information varies for each person, naturally.

The results pages come back in English but once a brown bold last name result is clicked on, the information pops up in Ukrainian. Downloading Google Translate or a similar language translator app onto computers and other devices can put the information into English.

Ukrainian text also can be copied and pasted into Google Translate for quick English translation. Having Google Translate open in the next window would make the process easier.

Luckily, only last names of participants are required to search the database. A search trick that works for those of unsure of spellings of last names is using the first four letters followed by a * will provide a listing of participants with those spellings.

The database is expected to continue to expand with information on more participants so bookmark the database or this post. News on the database can be found here. The project managers also post news on their efforts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks.

Once participants are found in the database, don’t be shy and copy the Ukrainian keywords from the database into Google to check whether more information is available online.

Remember to follow this blog with the top right button to catch more posts on new and updated databases and important guides on Ukrainian and Russian genealogy.

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Newly published genealogy guide will help get a better hold on Russian genealogy

You are reading the 300th blog post for Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family. It took almost 10 years.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the best advice, information and websites for Russian genealogy research from this blog in a convenient form? If that is your wish, it has come true.

I am excited to announce that leading and oldest publisher of genealogy books in the USA, Genealogical Publishing Co., has published “Genealogy at a Glance: Russian Genealogy Research”($9.95 U.S. dollars and U.S. shipping only for now).

Click here to view a video about the genealogy guide.

Back in August, the company approached me to write the guide on Russian genealogy. I almost said no but changed my mind when I realized that the genealogy market is lacking on informational guides for Russian genealogy.

My journey into Russian genealogy started 11 years ago and I had to learn everything on my own. I have looked for years for books and guides that could help me. Instead, I used my basic Russian language knowledge from my childhood to maneuver around Russian genealogy websites and connect with Russian-speakers on the same journey.

After learning incredible and invaluable information on Russian genealogy and revealing that information in “Genealogy at a Glance: Russian Genealogy Research”, others on the same journey will have the information and confidence needed to take on Russian genealogy.

Three months of thinking, researching and writing went into the guide. Topics such as Russian names, conversion to the Gregorian calendar, locating Russian ancestral places, metric books, censuses, archives, Russian consular records, online databases (not the ones listed everywhere else), the Russian alphabet and more complete the guide to Russian genealogy.

So far, I am aware of one review by Linda Stufflebean of Empty Branches of the Family Tree. Read her praises of the guide here. (Other bloggers and writers can obtain review copies of the guide by contacting Joe Garonzik.)

The guide is perfect as presents, additions to reference rooms of genealogical organizations and merchandise for in-person genealogy workshops and conventions.

I’m awaiting to hear when the genealogy guide will be made available on, which will ship the guide to the USA and abroad. Follow this blog with the top right button to learn about the big news. The publisher only ships within the USA.

Help me spread the news about the genealogy guide by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Don’t forget to check out the amazing selection of professional genealogy publications on Genealogical Publishing.

Thank you to each person who purchases the Russian genealogy guide. I hope it leads readers to some great genealogy success stories!