Ukrainian Heraldic and Genealogical Institutions of the DP-Period
The article presents the activity of Ukrainian heraldic and genealogical institutions of the Diaspora in the DP-period, – the Ukrainian Genealogy Group and Institute of Genealogy and Heraldry – which functioned during 1946–1948 in West Germany. The Ukrainian Genealogy Group had several objectives: to find and preserve genealogical records and to publish the periodical The Generation and Banner. The practical activity of the Institute of Genealogy and Heraldry during 1946–1948 was focused on designing family coats of arms for the members of the Institute as well as for the members of other Ukrainian research institutions. Thus, having taken all aspects of activity of European heraldry societies into consideration, Ukrainian scholars demonstrated their desire to actively cooperate. The Ukrainian Genealogy Group and Institute of Genealogy and Heraldry organized a conference and published the first volume of «Notes», which included articles of the following conference participants: Mykola Bytynskyi, Oleksandr Ohloblyn, Mykhailo Miller and Viacheslav Seniutovych-Berezhnyi.