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Special Meeting of the Municipal Archives Special Interest Section: Meeting with Olesia Stranyk and Oksana Melnyk, Lviv, Ukraine

  • 12 Apr 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Webinar Meeting via Zoom


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Special Meeting - Municipal Archives Special Interest Section

Please Note: The time for this event has changed to accommodate the different time zones and changes to time in Spring.

The Municipal Archives Special Interest Section would like to invite all ACA members to a very special MASIS meeting with Olesia Stefanyk, the Director of the Central State Historical Archive of Ukraine, Lviv and Oksana Melnyk, Archivist Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine, Lviv on April 12, 2023 at 8:00 AM ET/6:00 AM MT.

The meeting will include two short videos and a presentation by Ms. Stefanyk and Ms. Melnyk about the Central State Historical Archive of Ukraine and the ongoing work being done in a time of war to protect the valuable records held at its repository.

Please submit any question you may have ahead of time to the

Due to the time difference between Canada and the Ukraine the ACA will be recording the meeting for those unable to attend.

Oksana Melnyk has been working in Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine, Lviv as an archivist for the last ten years. Work in the Archives reading room with the researches of different age, from the countries all over the world (Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Hungary, France, Vatican, Canada, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Australia), having different goals of their research (trying to get birth/marriage/death certificates, land property documents, the oldest documents that proved their ancestors came from that village, information about military service in Austro-Hungarian army, finding information in professional sphere) has given a good knowledge of where people may find information about their ancestors in the archival documents. Having a diploma of English department of Ivan Franko National University and experience of teaching English in Poland gave knowledge of English and Polish. She also knows German and Latin a bit.

Olesia Stefanyk graduated from Lviv Ivan Franko University, Ukrainian Language and Literature department in 1995.Olesia had been working as a Junior Research Fellow and a Head Researcher in Document Storage department from 1993 till 2006. Due to her being responsible, organizational skills and creative ways of implementing her duties in 2006 Olesia Stefanyk became a Deputy Director and in 2019 a Director of State Historical Archives of Ukraine, Lviv. She represented Archives at scientific international conferences in Poland, Turkey and Armenia. Document preservation, digitalizing and the usage of information of documents preserved in National Archival Fond are considered as Archives priority tasks by Olesia Stefanyk. She is learning new approaches of Archives development and is using them sucсessfully in her work. Olesia Stefanyk considers Archives to be the heart of society and this is the reason why she is trying to save documents preserved in Archives storehouses from the very first days of war started by russian federation against Ukraine.

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