The seventeen buttons on the left side of each page are your navigation buttons. They represent the main sections to this site. Every page you go to will have the same seventeen buttons, allowing you to navigate to any page from any page. Each button will, in turn reveal the pages found in each section.


The “ TUGG Home ” button takes you to the Welcome page which describes the purpose of this site.

What's New

The other pages include a “What's New” button which opens up a “Changes to Pages/New Pages” and “Events of Interest” pages. This page gives announcements and information about any events which may be of interest, such as an upcoming Ukrainian concert, etc. No matter where you are, keep us posted.

Navigating This Site

There is a “Navigating This Site” page, which is this page.

About Tugg

The “About Tugg” page outlines the purpose and objectives of TUGG.


The “Meetings” page, opens up three pages dealing with the “Next Meeting,Upcoming Meetings” and the entire “Past Meetings going back to the September 14, 1999 inaugural meeting.

TUGG Projects

The “TUGG Projects” button takes you to the two current TUGG projects which are the “Trip to Ukraine” and the “LDS Cataloguing Project.”


The “Membership” button outlines how to become a member and your rights as a member. On this page is a place to enter the Names and places your are searching. We are developing a database of Names and Places that people are searching. Our hope is to match names or places so that individuals can share their research or help each other when doing a search. Click on the following URL and it will take you to a form for submitting information to a database.

You do not need to be a TUGG member to participate. With more people submitting data, there is a greater likelyhood of finding others doing a similar search. So, we welcome yourinput.

Researching Your Roots

The “ Researching Your Roots ” button outlines how you can get started in your genealogical quest. There is a process to a search and the steps outlined help keep you on track.

How To Articles

The “How to Articles” button has a page on various practical genealogy articles.


The “Resources” button opens three pages. The “Software” page lists the various genealogical software programs that are available to assist you with your information. The “Forms” page has various forms you can download to help organize your research. The “Facilities” page, gives you a description of the various organizations and their facilities, such as the local 'Family History Centers', which hold genealogical information. It also has a list of resource books.


The “Publications” page has a number of useful articles for doing an archival research.


The “Newsletter” button takes you to three pages. The “Current Issue page will feature the current issue of the newsletter in a downloadable PDF format. This page has a list of suggestions for topics that you can submit for publication in upcoming issues. It also includes the Toronto Family History Centre Bulletins. The “Past Issues page includes the Table of Contents for each issue along with a sample article. With membership all issues are free. Non-members wishing to purchase past issues can do so for $5.00. The “How to Contribute Articles page contains information on how you can contribute to the newsletter. What type of articles/information is needed, that you can provide? The goal is to make this newsletter and this site a many person show and not a "one-man-show."


The “History” button opens three pages. The “ History of Ukraine ” page is a very concise general history, covering the period starting from the Miocene Period, some 12 million years ago up to the present time. The “ History of Galicia” page covers the history of a part of current-day Ukraine and Poland. Halychyna, the Ukrainian spelling for Galicia was once the largest province of The Austro-Hungarian Empire. This history covers the period from 981 to modern times. Most Ukrainian settlers to North America came from Halychyna. The history of “Ukrainians in Canada” page covers four main waves of Ukrainian immigration to Canada.

Traveling To Ukraine

The “ Traveling to Ukraine ” page lists a number of useful sites on tips for traveling to Ukraine. The “Trip Accounts” page has a series of diaries of peoples trips to Ukraine.

Contact Information

The “Contact Information page gives you the e-mail addresses for contacting the TUGG officers and committee members.

TUGG Links.

The “TUGG Links” button brings up a page with related sites you might find useful for doing your research or for Ukrainian matters in general. The links are arranged by topic and follow the process that one can use when doing their own research.


Finally the “Forums” page. This page outlines and explains the many Ukrainian related Forums, Message Boards and Mailing Lists. These resources offer incredible opportunities for beginning researchers as well as the veteran family historians.