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Have you ever wanted to have more information about your ancestors? What was their life like in Ukraine or Canada, what was their profession, what were their achievements, and where did they come from? Most people, especially as they grow older, have had these thoughts but do not know where to start their search. Some think that there are no records around, for them to search, especially if their ancestor’s village was destroyed during WW I and II.
Today, there is hope for people in these situations. First, there are Archives in Ukraine which have opened up to the public following the creation of the new Ukrainian state. Second, there is an organization for those interested in finding their Ukrainian roots, here in Toronto, called the Toronto Ukrainian Genealogical Group (TUGG).
TUGG operates out of the St Vladimir Institute, which is located at 620 Spadina Avenue, in Toronto.
TUGG provides lectures, guidance, assistance and instructions to its members. It undertakes research in the fields of Ukrainian genealogy and upon completion of such research, makes it known to the participants.
TUGG is a non-profit cultural and educational organization consisting of persons interested in tracing their ancestors, locating missing relatives, finding the origin and meaning of their surnames and gaining an overall knowledge of Ukrainian genealogy, heraldry, culture, ethnicity, history and geography,
Along with publishing a quarterly newsletter with information on Ukrainian genealogy it is also assembling and maintaining a library of related publications. TUGG also networks with other genealogy groups.
is a fascinating and rewarding field of research, which involves
working like a detective. Our search for our roots gives us
a window on our place in the world. If we do more than the
basic list it can be interesting to ourselves and to our children
and grandchildren. I believe that every person, every parent,
should have at least a brief biographical outline to pass on
to our children or our community.” -
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