Bessarabia Revision Lists Update, planned
update in May-June 2016. See the list of sets of records our
Revision Team is working on (edited in March, 2016).
1901 Klyachkin All-Russia Business Directory
Jewish entries for Bessarabia and Portions of Transnistria Under
Jurisdiction of the Bessarabia Special Interest Group was created and
sent to JewishGen. The database includes 544 Jewish entries from 31
towns. Here are the introductory pages - PDF. The records will
appear at the JewishGen at next JewishGen update. Thanks a lot to
Jeff Wexler for managing the project and to a team of translators.
1901 Klychkin Bessarabia-Moldova Directory
HTML format *****
Lists, December 2015 Update.
10745 records were sent to JewishGen and are now available at JewishGen.
If you would like to get a whole set of records for the town from that list, please donate $100 to Bessarabia SIG General fund and the set will be send to you. And if you find your ancestors on the list, a copy of an origianal page in Russian may also be send to you.
Bessarabian Newspapers from 1850s to 1940 - New Project (November, 2015).
This is the initial set of information taken from one newspaper
Bessarabskaya Zhizn (Bessarabian Life) from one day of 25-Feb-1907.
You will find 17 records with Obituaries, Advertisements, Article.
Every records has a short summary, person and town assiciated with the
record. Also you can click on Image link and see the "original"
Russian article. [Web-version] [Excel]
A new database created: List of Surnames in 19th century Revision
Lists for Bessarabia. The surnames derived from 98000 Revision List records with
about 6100 separate surnames. See the whole list for Bessarabia. Also see the list
for surnames by towns in Bessarabia. Thanks Harvey
Kabaker and Ariel Parkansky for great job.
- Bessarabia SIG made an agreement with a researchers in Kherson, Ukraine to index Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists (1795-1858) records for the following towns:
- Tiraspol (1795, 1835)
- Dubossary (1795, 1816, 1835)
- Grigoriopol (1835, 1858)
- Tiraspol Jewish agricultural colonies (1858)
Project Leader is Inna Vayner. Please consider to donating to Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists(1795-1858), and if you can help in translating the records, please contact Inna V. (email@example.com).
- Project under Ukraine SIG: translation of Revision Lists from Olgopol uezd, Podolia gubernia. (updated October, 2015)
Bessarabia SIG translators completed records for towns, which are now in Moldova:
Total of 1033 records
- Rashkov - 181 records;
- Camenca - 719 records;
- Zagnitovka - 29; - not in Republic of Moldova, but many Jews registered in that town lived in other places in Moldova
- different shteitlakh - 104.
All the best to our translators Ira Tulchinsky and Svetlana Kononov
- Updates in the database "Jews involved in public
life in Bessarabia" (updated October, 2015)
Now there are 935 records in the database. At the "Jews involved in
public life in Bessarabia" you can find people who held goverment
position or was part of large Jewish organizations, like Jewish
hospitals, Jewish schools. It will also include crown rabbis at the
synagogues for many Bessarabian towns.
Introduction to the database "Jews involved in public life in Bessarabia" [PDF]
The data [XLS] [HTML]
Revisions for 2015 Summer Update (updated April, 2015)
The records were sent to JewishGen on May 15. If any of our members want
to get a whole set records, that is possible to do for a
donation of $100 to Bessarabia SIG General fund. For that you can get
a whole list of particular set of records and also if interested a
copy of a page of original Revision, in Russian with your family
members you are interested in. Please let me know if you interested (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Jewish Soldiers killed and wounded in WWI (updated Dec 2014)
1559 records of Jews from Bessarabia were found among thousands of
records of killed and wounded in WWI. Translation, transcription was
done by Terry Lasky, Centennial, Colorado, USA.
List of Soldiers. [HTML] [Excel]
That set will be part of JewishGen Romania / Bessarabia Database soon.
- Kamenka, Podolia Gubernia, 1913 Business Directory (updated Oct 2014)
Additional Information from the business directory: Total
population-6805 residence. Distance to Uezd (district) town of
Olgopol is 75 verst (about 75 kilometer), and in 22 verst from
RailRoad station: Kobylna. Town has own Post Office. 4 Jewish Prayer
houses (synagogues). Jews held all business in town, except in wine
production. The water milles where owned by non-Jews, but Jews rented
them and processed 175,000 *16 kg of grain. Markets in this town were
held on Mondays.
- Bessarabia Revision Lists (updated June 2014)
12,756 records were added to the Bessarabia Revision Database. Now we
have 81,438 records. The new addition includes our oldest records
from 1824 from 4 Kahals in Khotin district: Khotin, Brichany, Lipkany
and Otaki (Otaki was part of Khotin district in 1824, and later became
part of Soroki district). the Kahal records are not only from these 4
towns, but also from dozens and dozens of small vilalges, shtetlalj
where Jews lived already in 1824. The set also includes records from
Teleneshty, Tuzora (Kalarash), Kriuklyany, Orgeev, Bricheva,
Markuleshty, Mereshevka, Soroki, Gancheshty.
Set of records uploaded in June 2014: microfilm #,
towns/uezd, years and status, number of records, families, images and
Set of records uploaded in June 2013: microfilm #, towns/uezd, years and status, number of records, families, images and additional comments.
- 1940 Kishinev Business directory. (added March 2014)
1278 records were indexed. You can see them now at the Bessarabia SIG
website, and soon they will be included into JewishGen databases.
Records include Type of Business/Profession in Romanian and English.
You will find dress makers, painters, lawyers, and also Chief Rabbi of
Kishinev Yehuda Leib TSIRELSON. Project Leader: Harvey Kabaker, also
translated byPaola Khalili, and Carol Shkolnik.
Two versions available: HTML, or XLS.
- Bessarabia Business Directory, 1924-25
13,144 Jewish businesses in nine districts and the capital Chisinau (Kishinev):
- Duma Voters Lists, Bessarabia, 1906-07
128,000 voters in Bessarabia, who were eligible to vote in the Russian Duma elections in 1906 and 1907.
- Vsia Rossiia 1895 Business Directory
1,500 Jewish businesses in Bessarabia, from this 1895 Russian business directory.
- Jewish Religious Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854
281 Jewish religious personnel in Bessarabia Gubernia.
- Bessarabia Vital Records
More than 144,000 Jewish birth, marriage, divorce and death records for Bessarabia primarily for Kishinev (now Chisinau, Moldova).
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