July 2nd, 2011

  • fynoda

Ukrainian geography/language

I just found out that part of my family comes from Ukraine. The way my relative wrote it was not written using traditional Ukrainian. The state/province in Ukraine was noted as "Ekaterinoslav" which Wiki says is "Yekaterinoslav" (Ukrainian: Катеринослав, Russian: Екатеринослав); it is now called Dnipropetrovsk or Dnepropetrovsk (Ukrainian: Дніпропетровськ, Russian: Днепропетровск). The actual town where my family resided was called "Grafskoi" but I could not find any information on this. Is there a more "Ukrainian" way to write it?

The only other hint I can give is that the closest town was noted by my relative as "Uziveh" (Wiki says it used to be called Yuzovka, Staline, then Stalino), and is now Donetsk (Ukrainian: Донецьк, Russian: Доне́цк).

Any help is appreciated! By the way, I can't read Cyrillic.