From late 18th century to 1919 Staryj Tarazh was predominantly a Ukrainian village w/its own Orthodox (Pravoslavana) Church.Kremenets was the uyezd (county) > Vohlynskaya gubernia/region> Tsarist Russia.During the Interwar Period (1919-1938)Taraz Stary (Polish name) > Vohlyn was renamed Wolyn andKremenets became a part of Ternopilskie region, under Polish domain.Post WW2this region became a part of SSR Ukraine under Soviet domain until 1991, when Ukraine became independent.
Had Father been born before 1919, he would have been considered a Russian citizen, but he would always be a Vohlynian Ukrainian. ______________________________
I can recommend Ihor Voronchak, poster in this forum. Although a resident in Lviv,he is a native son of Ternopil region.He should be able to help you w/your research and probably make some personal inquiries on your behalf in Starij Tarazh.There may very well be surviving family members still residing in the village.His rates are very fair and he comes w/exc references.