Alex Krakovsky will discuss his work in Ukrainian archives, his online site, and the documents he is making available to researchers outside Ukraine by digitizing and publishing them online.
Alex was born at a very young age in Kyiv in 1982. He graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in 2005 and started his own genealogy tour in 2011. Since then he became involved in various Ukrainian archive projects. Most notable is his goal to digitize and publish online all of the Jewish records in Ukraine. He has spent years in Ukrainian archives finding previously unknown Jewish lists and putting them online. He has won many lawsuits with Ukrainian archives to make records open and available to everyone.