1916 Kishinev Business Directory
This database contains more than 600 entries of apparently Jewish names among private professionals, merchants, owners and operators of factories, shops, warehouses and associations listed in the 1916 Address and Reference yearbook (White Pages) “All Kishinev”. They include agronomists, bakers, blacksmiths, dentists, , jewelers, music teachers, watchmakers, electricians, and tailors, and sellers of groceries, furs, furniture, grain, hats, and shoes — to name a few of the dozens of occupations they held. The yearbook was published in Russian in Kishinev by the private publisher I. Khari , and printed by printing house of the newspaper “Life of Bessarabia”. The images from the microfilm containing the yearbook are available here.
Chisinau is now the capitol city of Moldova. Prior to 1918, Chisinau was known as Kishinev, and was the capitol city of Bessarabia Gubernia, in the Russian Empire. Between 1940 and 1991 Kishinev was the capital city Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic – part of the Soviet Union.
Most of the records in the yearbook contained only the last name of the business owner or the professional. On rare occasions one or two initials were included. Data for surnames that did not appear to be Jewish was omitted with attempt to err on the side of including people who were not Jewish. Separate record was created for each individual surname included into the firm or company name.
About This Database
Each record in this database contains the following information:
Information the yearbook related to individuals with Jewish names listed as employees of Local Government, Financial organizations, Judicial Organizations, Schools, Hospitals, and Charities was included into “Jews in Public Life in Bessarabia” database.
The information from “All Kishinev 1916” was reviewed, translated, and compiled into “Kishinev Business Directory, 1916” database by Yuriy Daylis.
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Last Update: 02/01/2021