Search the VKP Marriage Records

Volhynia, Kiev and Podolia Lutheran Parishes

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

This database is an index of:

Note: For the St. Petersburg Archive marriages only the names of the groom and bride and the date of marriage are given. However, the AGAD records are full marriage records containing the names and places of residence of the groom and bride, their ages and birthplaces, their parents’ names and/or name of previous spouse.

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 Birth 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.


Groom Surname
Groom Given Name
Event Year

Bride Surname
Bride Given Name

Normal Search Exact Match

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