Huge Genealogical Database of Ukrainians Born in 1650–1920 is Now Online

According to EuroMaiden Press at http://bit.ly/2tbqm9k:

A huge database of people born in the territory of contemporary Ukraine between 1650 and 1920 became available online this week. Its opening crowned the four-year efforts of activists to digitize, systematize, and assemble countless entries from historical documents—but is not the final point of the project.

The database includes 2.56 mn people and is expected to reach 4 to 5 mn in 2019. The access to its contents is and will remain free of charge. The sources of data are manifold: birth registers, fiscal and parish censuses, lists of nobility, voters, the military, and victims of repressions, address directories, and other documents produced under the Tsardom of Muscovy, Russian and Habsburg Empires, Poland and the Soviet Union. A Roman-letter version of the data index is reportedly to be enabled in the coming months.

All the users who register profiles on the project’s website pra.in.ua can construct their own family trees. Nearly 18 thousand trees have been created in the first couple of days following the official inauguration of the site.

You can read the full article at: http://bit.ly/2tbqm9k.

I normally look at web sites and make a quick evaluation before I write about them. However, the web site at https://pra.in.ua/ is in Ukrainian, not one of my languages. I will simply mention the site and leave it to you, the reader, to decide how useful it is for you. I assume you can read Ukrainian.

I did attempt to use Google Translate but the results were mixed. For instance, I wondered if there is a fee to use this site. Google translates reports, “To support the project financially. We have access to the database free of charge, but to base the project developed and increased resources are needed.”

O)n a different web page, Google Translate provided the following words: “Access to the database is free. All costs of creating the portal, its administration, technical support, development, work with documents and content indexing database implemented entirely by donations from outside users.”

The Ukrainian births database is available at: https://pra.in.ua.

The article in the EuroMaiden Press reports, “A Roman-letter version of the data index is reportedly to be enabled in the coming months.”

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Fantastic!!! This is what I’ve been needing for many years. I don’t read Ukrainian but I can get myself around–sort of–the fill-in-the-blanks type Austrian BMD and basic census records of their Ukrainian lands, thanks to a lot of training through FEEFHS (Foundation for East European Family History Societies) conference workshops. Just yesterday I was looking at my maternal sides, all Galicians (a sub-set of Ukranians), that only go back three generations with sketchy details, wondering when the records would become available. Here’s hoping. Maybe I can even hope that some of the FEEFHS experts who know Rusyn will translate those records further. There are a few now online but I couldn’t figure out whether I needed those or not. I wish I could still attend the yearly Conferences! Expertise there is great and easy to access.

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If you clicked thru on this>https://pra.in.ua
You have the choice of having it translated!
I don’t use IE, but use Google to get in.

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The launch in a separate browser (IE) of “Find A Grave Green Leaf” hints by Ancestry.com is a very valuable source of new genealogical research information. However, there is a major technical BUG and conflict launching with an Internet Explorer browser with any new computer with Win 10 O/S. IE Browser “LOCKS UP” or Freezes FTM and “Find A Grave” files in IE Browser on any computer with WIN 10 O/S. Microsoft states that IE is obsolete and not compatible with WIN 10. How can we as users get resolution for “Ancestry.com/Find A Grave” to launch all their files with the Mozilla Firefox browser that is stable for all Microsoft O/S, especially WIN 10? What is the solution to this show stopper Problem?

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    For a PC, Chrome works very well for me for all the websites I need genealogically, including this one. Even Google translation is doing pretty well, and I haven’t used it much before except for a word or two at a time. Not for long phrases, for sure.

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