Bessarabian Databases

  • Bessarabia Revision Lists, records will be sent to JewishGen in Dec 2017 (updated September, 2017).. Project Leader - Yefim Kogan
    ...See more about Bessarabian Revision Lists.

  • Updates in the database "Jews involved in public life in Bessarabia" (updated February, 2017)
    Now there are 1382 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 [Excel] [HTML]

  • Tiraspol Uezd Revisions sent to JewishGen, December 2016. 7801 records from 1253 familes were completed for towns of Tiraspol, Dubossary, Grigoriopol, colonies Voynova, Buzinova, Balashova and Kisilevka. Project Leader - Inna Vayner.

  • All about Bessarabian Business Directories.

  • 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. [HTML] [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.

  • 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:
    • 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.
    Total of 1033 records
    All the best to our translators Ira Tulchinsky and Svetlana Kononov
    See all records at [HTML] [Excel]. It may soon be available at JewishGen too.


  • 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]


  • 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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