Search the VKP Birth & Confirmation Records

Volhynia, Kiev and Podolia Lutheran Parishes

See the Databases page for explanatory information about the VKP database.

This database is an index of:

                  • Births for the parishes of Zhitomir, Rozyszcze, Heimtal (all in Volhynia), Kiev, and Podolia for years 1833 to 1885, with some years missing, extracted from FHL microfilms of St. Petersburg Archive records.
                  • Births for Rozyszcze parish for the years 1862 to 1899 extracted from online scans of the AGAD register books, along with links to the online scans. Note: The extraction of Rozyszcze parish births for the years 1900 to 1913 along with links to online scans is in progress.
                  • Confirmations for Rozyszcze parish for the years 1862 to 1886. (see the note below)
                  • Births for Wladimir-Wolynsk parish for the years 1891 to 1895 plus an index of names only for the year 1896.
                  • Births for Tutschin kantorate for the years 1849 to 1903 with some years and parts of years missing.
Note:  A search will bring up both Births and Confirmations.  A confirmation is denoted by the letter segment “Confirm” in the “Film or Item” column. For example, the entry “AGAD/1862 Confirm” denotes a confirmation in the year 1862; the source of the record is AGAD.   For Confirmations, the Event Place has the form “B- xxx, C or R place- yyy”,  where xxx stands for the Birth Place, and yyy stands for either the Confirmation Place or the Residence Place depending on which one is given in the confirmation record

SGGEE Members should consider the advantage of using the Members Only search page where you can do partial name searches such as searching for "chu" in the middle of a name. The advanced search feature is not available on this page.

You can also search the Marriage and Death databases.


Search Criteria

1. "Normal Search" is the default. It will find all occurrences of any given sequence of letters in a given search field. Thus, whether the sequence is a complete name or only a portion of a name, no matter where you seek the sequence, it will be found. For instance, if you type in [ jaeger ], you will find entries that include, "Jaeger, "Lobenjaeger", and "Geiger or Jaeger".

2. "Exact Match" will only find entries that include the exact letter sequence entered, and will not return any entry with additional spaces or other characters in the field searched.

3. There are no umlauts in the database (dotted vowels). Most of the umlauted letters have been replaced with ae, oe, or ue, but there are some names where the umlauted letter was changed to simply a, o, or u. You need, therefore, to do a search for both spellings of the name (ie., search for Konig as well as Koenig, etc.).

4. You do not need to enter data in all search boxes to find data. In fact, the more data you enter into the search fields, the fewer will be the results that will be returned. It is therefore possible that you will eliminate the data you seek if you narrow the search too much.


Given Name
Birth Year
Birth Place

Father's Given Name
Mother's Given Name
Mother's Surname

Normal Search Exact Match

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NOTES: You do not need to fill in every blank. You only need to type in the beginning part of a name or word for the search engine to find results (Advanced searches allow the search for the part anywhere in the word). Typing part of a word will return all of the derivatives; searching for the character “A” will return any word where the beginning letter is “A” .

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