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Ukrainian Genealogy Group
National Capital Region - Canada
Ukrainska Henealoichna Hrupa
Stolynochnoho Raionu Kanady

                                            
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Webinar Recordings

March  23rd, 2021 

DNA Testing and Family History Research

A panel of UGG members gave their perspectives on the value of DNA testing as part of their family history research. The discussion touched upon the motivation for taking DNA tests, what aspects of the tests they may have found helpful (or not), and whether the popularity of DNA testing is advertising hype or a useful research tool. The panelists also gave examples based on their own research experiences.

A recording of this Webinar presentation can be found here

  UGG-NCR  2021. All rights reserved. No images or content from this presentation may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of  the UGG-NCR. Access to this recording is solely for educational and informational purposes.    

February  26th, 2021 

Ukrainian Icons: The What, When, Where, & Why by Olenka Hanushevska Galadza

Olenka Hanushevska Galadza is a life-long student and researcher of Byzantine iconography.  Throughout the years, she has studied with several iconographers in Canada, the U.S., and Ukraine, and taught iconography courses for high school students in the Ottawa Catholic School Board.  She recently edited the translation of J.P. Deschler's Christliche Ikonographie, to be published this year. 

In this webinar, Olenka shared a brief overview of the background, history, and symbolism of the icon, and its place in Ukrainian religious tradition.

A recording of this Webinar presentation can be found here

As part of the 2020 Capital Ukrainian Festival Olenka offered an online How to workshop on Byzantine Iconography. You can view the video of this workshop on YouTube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2dZHK9ixVc

  Olenka Hanushevska Galadza  2021. All rights reserved. No images or content from this presentation may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of  Olenka Hanushevska Galadza. Access to this recording is solely for educational and informational purposes.    



January  26th, 2021 

Virtual Book Launch The Cold War in Val-dOr, A History of the Ukrainian Community in Val-dOr, Quebec by Myron Momryk  

Myron Momryk described the various sources he used in his research archival documents, newspapers, publications, oral interviews and other related material. He mentioned some of the obstacles he encountered during his research and the problems of including and excluding certain information. This webinar is of particular interest to members who are researching and writing a family history. .  

To purchase Myrons book, you can order a copy from the Publishers website: http://www.mosaic-press.com/.

A recording of this Webinar presentation can be found  here

  Myron Momryk 2021. All rights reserved. No images or content from this presentation may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of  Myron Momryk . Access to this recording is solely for educational and informational purposes.    

 


November  24th, 2020 

" - Be a Cossack: My Cossack Ancestry " by Col. Viktor Siromakha  

The UGG-NCR often presents military themes for its November meetings.  This year, Col. Viktor Siromakha described his familys Cossack roots, as well as the military tradition of Cossacks defending Ukrainian nationhood over the centuries. This presentation also touched upon the modern Ukrainian military.  

Col. Siromakha is the Defence Attaché with the Ukrainian Embassy of Canada in Ottawa. .

A recording of this Webinar presentation can be found  here

  Col. Viktor Siromakha 2020. All rights reserved. No images or content from this presentation may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of  Col. Viktor Siromakha . Access to this recording is solely for educational and informational purposes.    

 


October  27th, 2020 

"The Suitcase returns to Ukraine" by Maria Rypan 

Maria Rypan, niece of the late Ukrainian Cardinal Lubomyr Husar recounted the story of returning her family's "suitcase" to Ukraine for an exhibit at the Museum of World War II in Kyiv. It was a depository of her maternal grandparents family treasures full of documents, diplomas, IDs, photos and precious stuff collected over years including hand-drawn family trees. The talk also illustrated the story of what war does to families of that era.

A recording of this Webinar presentation can be found  here
Written Q&A's from Maria Rypan about this Webinar can be found  here

  Maria Rypan 2020. All rights reserved. No images or content from this presentation may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of  Maria Rypan . Access to this recording is solely for educational and informational purposes.    

 


September  22nd, 2020 

Introduction to the Rus and Archeology, Archeological Investigation of Scandinavian Rus Settlement Sites  by William Pidzamecky 

William Pidzamecky is a member of the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age at the University of Nottingham in England. For our September webinar, he made a presentation on archeological investigations of Scandinavian Viking settlement sites in Ukraine. William is particularly interested in comparative studies of Scandinavian Viking settlements in England and in eastern Europe. He discussed Viking artifacts unearthed in Ukraine during archeological digs in cooperation with Ukrainian archeologists.

A recording of this Webinar presentation can be found  here
Written Q&A's from William Pidzamecky about this Webinar can be found  here

  William Pidzamecky 2020. All rights reserved. No images or content from this presentation may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of  William Pidzamecky . Access to this recording is solely for educational and informational purposes.    

 


 May  26th, 2020 

Cross Canada Checkup of Ukrainian Canadians  by the Ihor Michalchyshyn - Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) CEO 

For our May Webinar, Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) CEO Ihor Michalchyshyn took us on a Cross-Canada Checkup of Ukrainian communities. He gave an overview of the communities from coast to coast, including some of the new projects being worked on and talk about his personal visits (pre-covid19) to various communities. .

A recording of this Webinar presentation can be found  here

Ihor Michalchyshyn 2020. All rights reserved. No images or content from this presentation may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of  Ihor Michalchyshyn - Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) CEO. Access to this recording is solely for educational and informational purposes.    

 


 April  28th, 2020 

Use of Identity Documents (1920s-1950s) in your Family History Research   by the UGG Board

The April Webinar demonstrated samples of Identity Documentation obtained from Europe which can help piece together important facts about your Family History. The sources of these documents and the types of information you can glean from them were discussed.

A recording of this Webinar presentation can be found  here

A handout containing a list of where similar documents and information from this era might be found can be dowloaded from here.


UGG-NCR 2020. All rights reserved. No images or content from this presentation may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the Ukrainian Genealogy Group - National Capital Region (UGG-NCR). Access to this recording is solely for educational and informational purposes.    

March 24th, 2020 

Ukrainian Genealogy 101  by Myron Momryk

This presentation provided an overview of basic approaches to starting and expanding your Ukrainian Family History Research. Although the information presented is invaluable to the novice genealogist, it can also provide important tips to even the most seasoned researcher 

A recording of this Webinar presentation can be found  here    

Myron Momryk 2020. All rights reserved. No images or content from this presentation may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of Myron Momryk. Access to this recording is solely for educational and informational purposes.    

February 25th, 2020 

Galicia to Brooklands Manitoba, Canada .. Then back to the homeland.  by Stuart Fedak

The next step in eastern European genealogy after confirming your ancestral village(s) is to target your search. Professional genealogists; the internet; user groups; and Facebook open up many sources for nontraditional information. Sometimes the best resource can be boots on the ground.  

In this presentation Stuart Fedak demonstrated how confirming the ancestral village(s) quickly opened up traditional and nontraditional sources of family and ancestral village history. Finally, this presentation led viewers on a cultural trip to Ukraine with a visit to the ancestral village(s) of his grandparents   


A recording of this Webinar presentation can be found  here    

Stuart Fedak 2020. All rights reserved. No images or content from this presentation may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of Stuart Fedak. Access to this recording is solely for educational and informational purposes.  
 

 

January 28th, 2020 

Pioneer Bukovynian churches in Canada: Their art, architecture, and roots in Ukraine by Slavco Demchinsky

 

Sterling (Slavco) Demchinsky gave a colourful presentation to the UGG-NCR group on pioneer churches built by settlers from the Bukovyna region of the Ukrainian homelands.  

Using photos of iconography and architecture gathered in Ukraine combined with his first-hand observations from a recent trip to Ukraine, Demchinsky demonstrated the degree of success that the early immigrants had in transplanting their centuries-old traditions in the unforgiving landscape of the Canadian prairies. The emphasis of the discussion was on those architectural and artistic characteristics that were particular to the Bukovyna region
.  

A recording of this Webinar presentation can be found  here    

Sterling Demchinsky 2020. All rights reserved. No images or content from this presentation may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of Sterling Demchinsky. Access to this recording is solely for educational and informational purposes.    

If you enjoyed this presentation, we also invite you to peruse Slavco's Website on "Ukrainian Churches in Canada" : http://www.ukrainianchurchesofcanada.ca/index.html

 

 

 

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UGG On-line Group

An on-line group for our members to ask questions and exchange information. You can subscribe at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ugg-ncr/

UGG-NCR Resource Centre Holdings

A list of the holdings of our Resource Centre.  For further information or to make donations, please contact Mike Dowhan at <uggncr1@gmail.com>

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