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Maps of Ukraine

  • To view the present-day Ukraine at Google Maps, click here.
  • For a Jewish population density map of Europe in 1900, click here.
  • For a map showing the percentage of Jews in the Pale of Settlement and Congress Poland, c. 1905, click here.
  • To view an additional historical map showing the historical percentage of Jews in governments, click here.
    Definition of "Pale of Settlement" from
    The Pale of Settlement (Russian: Черта́ осе́длости, chertá osédlosti, Yiddish: דער תּחום-המושבֿ, der tkhum-ha-moyshəv, Hebrew: תְּחוּם הַמּוֹשָב, tḥùm ha-mosháv‎) was the term given to a region of Imperial Russia in which permanent residency by Jews was allowed and beyond which Jewish permanent residency was generally prohibited. It extended from the eastern pale, or demarcation line, to the western Russian border with the Kingdom of Prussia (later the German Empire) and with Austria-Hungary. The English term "pale" is derived from the Latin word "palus", a stake, extended to mean the area enclosed by a fence or boundary.

Jewish History in Ukraine

  • To learn read the article History of the Jews in Ukraine, click here.
  • Explore The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe by clicking here. Family Finder

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The JewishGen Ukraine Database

More than 1.5 million records for Ukraine, from a variety of sources, including: voter lists, business directories, vital records, diplomatic records, yizkor books, and others. Requires free registration. To search, click here.

AGAD Jewish Records (scanned images)

AGAD Archive (In Polish language. Chrome browser will offer to translate.)

AGAD, the Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych (The Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw), is the repository of about 3,000 Jewish metrical books for the area of the former Lwow, Stanislawow, and Tarnopol Wojewodztwa (now Lviv, Ivano Frankivsk, and Ternopil oblasts in Ukraine). These registers are mainly for the period from 1877-1911 when these areas were a part of the Austrian province of Galicia.


Volhynian Civil Records Indexes
Metryki Wołyń, public registers of Volhynia are being indexed here.
To search the database by name, look at the very bottom of the page for "In order to search the database press HERE"

Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation

  • For A Genealogical and Family History guide to Jewish and civil records in Eastern Europe, click here and hover over Ukraine.
  • See also the book, Jewish roots in Ukraine and Moldova by Miriam Weiner
    FamilySearch Catalog Number 947.71 F2w 1999

Ukrainian State Archives

  • View the Ukrainian State Archives home page by clicking here. Includes a "Contacts" link.
  • Discover over 100 web pages of Jewish information available online at the Ukrainian State Archives by clicking here.

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