If today the bodies responsible for the legal registration of marriage are divisions of state registration of acts of civil status, then once this function was assigned to the Church and the priests. Together with metric books of births and deaths, books were kept with records of the registration of marriages. On the Ukrainian lands in the Austrian Empire from the end of the 18th century, and later in Poland, these books were mostly in Latin, less often in Ukrainian or Polish.
On the Ukrainian lands in the Russian Empire records were kept in Russian. Writing foreign languages, especially in Latin, makes it difficult to read these records.
What kind of information can metri provide with information about marriages?

If you visited our site, you probably wondered who your ancestors and what kind of story of your kind are you? Probably, in your family retellings something was said about noble or noble origin, but you may be a bearer of a noble surname. In this, to tell the truth, there is nothing strange, because today among the Ukrainians there are many heirs of gentry. Many of them, unfortunately, are not guessed or little acquainted with their noble descent.

The inhabitants of Western Ukraine traditionally rooted a stereotype about the good old Austrian Empire, which managed to streamline the local region and established the government apparatus, as a clock mechanism that regularly performed its functions.

The documentary heritage that has remained since that time, largely confirms these views. Including even today, it is surprising how carefully the Austrians kept records of land, accurately calculating the size of even the smallest land plots of local poor peasants. You are even more surprised when you find these pieces marked on hand-written cadastral maps of the mid-19th century.

In this article I will tell you about the documents on land ownership belonging to the inhabitants of the sub-Ukrainian Ukraine in the second half of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.

To date, MyHeritage is one of the most powerful and best services for creating a family tree on-line. Here are just some of the basic functions of this platform:

  • building a family tree;
  • Creation of a file of information about relatives;
  • search for relatives and ancestors in the database of the system;
  • DNA test for establishing ethnicity and finding relatives.

In the article, we will examine in detail the features of MyHeritage and the features of working with the system.