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.

                    Plus the following data extracted from online scans of the AGAD register books and including the link to the online scan for each entry:

                  • Births for Rozyszcze parish for the years 1862 to 1914.
                  • Confirmations for Rozyszcze parish for the years 1862 to 1935. (see the note below)
                  • Births for Wladimir-Wolynsk parish for the years 1891 to 1899, 1902, 1908.
                  • Confirmations for Wladimir-Wolynsk parish for the years 1892 to 1902.
                  • Births for Lutzk parish for 1899 to 1910.
                  • Confirmations for Torczyn parish for 1931 to 1937.
                  • Births for 20 kantorates for varying years. Most of the kantorates are in the Rowno and Tutschin area.
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 Sygn. 32 / 1862 Confirm” denotes a confirmation in the year 1862; the source of the record is AGAD Sygn. 32.   For Confirmations, the Event Place has the form “B: xxx, C: 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

Note: The spelling of names may vary due to many causes so it is desirable to check for possible variants when searching for a surname. For example, when searching for Buelau, one should also do a search for Buelow, Bilau, Bilow, Bylow, etc. Also, in some instances in the VKP databases, the surname is “corrected” to the more common spelling when a misleading spelling occurs in the church record.

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. The sequence may be a complete name or a portion of a name. For example, if you type the sequence “haus” in the surname search box, you will find all entries with surnames that contain the sequence “haus” such as Hauser, Langhaus, Wachhauser, etc.

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

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