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    Large-scale digitization of documents started in State Archives of Kirovohrad 
    Рosted 5 July 2022 10:06

    The scope of cooperation of central and regional state archives with FamilySearch International Corporation (USA) is constantly expanding. From now on, a large-scale program for the digitization of genealogical documents has been started in the State Archives of the Kirovohrad region. 

    As previously planned, the powerful equipment will be serviced by a team of archive specialists consisting of 5 operators.

    Initially, the program is designed for 5 years and involves the digitization of 91,634 storage units with a volume of about 14 million pages. First of all, it is envisaged to create digital copies of metric books of institutions of religious worship of various denominations, books of registration of acts of civil status, documents of private notaries, as well as filtering and archival-investigative files. In addition, digitization of fonds of authorities and local self-government, educational institutions, etc. is planned.


    On June 2, 2022 the Head of the State Archival Service of Ukraine Anatolii Khromov signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between the State Archival Service of Ukraine and FamilySearch International Corporation (USA). The main objective of it is to digitize    National Archival Fond’s documents of genealogical nature and the creation of a fond for the use of such documents.

    Since the date of Memorandum signing, 3 Agreements have already been signed with central state archives of Ukraine and 10 — with regional state archives.

    The State Archives of Kirovohrad Region signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with corporation on December 29, 2020.