Q. My family came from a place called Zhitomir. I have the US immigration records, but how do I find records from Zhitomir?
A. Zhitomir is a town in the Zhytomyr oblast (province) of present-day Ukraine—formerly in the Volyn gubernia (province) of old Russia. Because you’ve already found the naturalization records, it appears you’re ready to make the jump across the pond. First, you’ll need to learn the town’s current raion (district) to locate records and archives.