- New database "Jews involved in public
life in Bessarabia" (updated May, 2015)
The data for the new database "Jews involved in public life in
Bessarabia" was send to JewishGen and will be available at a regular
search among JewishGen / Romania(Bessarabia) databases. Now you will
be able to search data in Romania/Bessarabia databases and find Jews
involved in public life in Bessarabia. 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 [XLSX] [HTML]
- Revisions for 2015 Summer Update (updated April, 2015)
The records will be send to JewishGen on May 15 and become available
for everybody in the summer-fall of 2015. If any of our members want
to get a set records before that, 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 in
this set of records (firstname.lastname@example.org). Four sets in the table are
not going to be finished in May, and will be part of another batch
planned for end of 2015.
- 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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