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 04/03/2020  March 2020

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:

  • Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in June of 2020. A number of Revision List sets are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Khotin, Bendery, Beltsy, etc, see the progress. There are already 3198 records already completed.

  • Miriam Weiner Archival Database. New 430 records from 107 families/groups with 46 images were added to the database. You can see more records of Jews from towns of Beltsy, and Soroki,
    Click to get directly to the Miriam Weiner's collection. The highlights of the this load are a number of Births and Death records, and also from voters list for a Rabbi in synagogue in Soroki.
Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
  • Completed indexing Vila Mariana Jewish Cemetery, San Paulo, Brazil. Jews were originally from Bessarabia, Moldova and Podolia.
    Sent to JOWBR 503 burial records. See the cemetery report with more information, photos, etc. at Villa Mariana, San Paulo, Brazil cemetery.
Genealogical Conferences. Addition

 12/30/2019  December 2019

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:

  • Revision List set of records were sent to JewishGen in December of 2019. 10,873 records from 3,451 families were transcribed and translated from following towns: Beltsy, Brichany, Faleshty, Ismail, Reni, Khotin, Kishinev, Leovo, towns in Orgeev and Soroki uezd. See the list of all added records. We have an excellent group of translators for the Bessarabia Revision Lists. The total records we completed as of December 2019 is more than 214,000! Many thanks to our members who participated in this set translation: Alan Levine, Milla Donet, Evgeniy Veretennikov, Michael Richman, Alex Matlin, Bena Shklyanoy and Yefim Kogan.

  • See updated article about the set from Kishinev 1910 Family List, written by Alan Levine. Here is
    a direct link to the article.
Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
  • Completed Phase 2 - clearing paths, photographing and indexing Lipkany Jewish Cemetery (graves could not be accessed before). Sent to JOWBR 1,648 burial records with 1,643 images and from that number 390 were Unknown and 567 Unknown from previous phases. images of Unknown graves can be viewed at Bessarabia SIG website at Lipkany Cemetery Report.

 11/30/2019  November 2019

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:

  • Completed photographing and indexing of Phase 6 of Beltsy Jewish Cemetery and sent to JOWBR 525 burial records with 502 images. See information at the Beltsy Jewish Cemetery Report at Bessarabia SIG website at Beltsy Jewish Cemetery Report. We have now almost 5,000 burial records for Beltsy Jewish Cemetery, and more will come.

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:

  • Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in December of 2019. A number of Revision List sets are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Khotin, Faleshty, Brichany, Beltsy, Soroki, etc, see the progress.

 10/30/2019  October 2019

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:

  • Completed photographing and indexing of Valea-lui-Vlad Jewish Cemetery (former Jewish Agricultural colony) and sent to JOWBR 44 burial records with 44 images. Most of the inscriptions are not readable.  See information at the Valea-lui-Vlad Cemetery Report at Bessarabia SIG website at Valea-lui-Vlad Cemetery Report.
  • See 2 minutes of Aerial view on Kishinev Jewish Cemetery, mostly Sector 6 at Aerial view, October 2019

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:

  • Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in December of 2019. A number of Revision List sets are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Khotin, Faleshty, Brichany, Beltsy, etc, see the progress. There are already 2126 records already completed.

Genealogical Articles. Updates:

  • Added an article/link about The Open Databases project at the Museum of Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot. It is a great resource to find out more about our families in Bessarabia/Moldova.  You can get all family trees, photos for a particular town, or a family.  For example for town of Brichany I got 26 articles, Beltsy - 36 and Bendery - 75 even for Valea-lui-Vlad, an agricultural colony I saw 2 articles.   Here is a link to Museum of Jewish People site.

Culture, Recipes. Updates:

  • Roza Makes Kasha Varnishkes.  Here is how Roza present herself: Ich bin a Khotiner, Bessarabie, labn Chernovitz  (I am from Khotyn, Bessarabia,  near Chernovitz).  The video is in Yiddish with English subtitles.  I should tell that I enjoed it so much, that I want you to watch it too.  Ich givein azoy tsifridn tsu zein dos...  - I was so glad to see this:  http://pakvim.net/watch/kEMiMBSOE94


 10/02/2019  September 2019

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:

Genealogical Articles.


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