JewishGen Romania Database
Welcome to the JewishGen Romania-Moldova Database.
This is a multiple database search facility which incorporates
all the databases listed below.
These databases have been contributed by the
JewishGen Romania SIG (ROM-SIG),
the JewishGen Bessarabia SIG,
the JewishGen Hungarian SIG,
and individual donors.
The combined databases contain more than one million entries,
for individuals living in the area that is now
Romania and Moldova.
The database is a work in progress, and new entries
are being added regularly.
1942 Census of Jewish Males
Tabele Barbatilor Census of more than 20,000 Jewish men, 1942.
U.S. Consular Post, Bucharest, Romania
Emergency Passport Applications and other items - nearly
1,000 records from the U.S. State Department, 1860-1941.
Jewish Names in
Selected U.S. State Department Files, 1910-1929
More than 2,000 entries for Romania and Bessarabia from the
Central Decimal Files of the U.S. Department of State, Record Group 59.
JewishGen Family Finder
More than 26,000 entries by Jewish genealogists researching families
in Romania and Moldova.
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
230,000 burial records in Romania and Moldova, as well as in Romanian
JewishGen Holocaust Database
325,000 names from various datasets with information about Holocaust victims and survivors.
Yizkor Book Necrologies
30,000 entries from lists of Holocaust martyrs in Yizkor Books
for towns in Romania and Moldova.
Yizkor Book Master Name Index
8,000 names indexed from Yizkor Books for towns in Romania and Moldova.
Bucovina Vital Records
More than 21,000 Jewish birth, marriage, and death records, from
Kimpolung (Campulung Moldovensec),
Gurahumora (Gura Humorului), Radautz (Rădăuţi),
Solka (Solca), Suczawa (Suceava), and surrounding villages.
Máramaros Jewish Vital Records
54,000 birth, marriage and death records, 1851-1895, from former
Máramaros megye (now Maramureş county, in NW Romania).
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.
Bessarabia Vital Records
More than 167,500 Jewish birth, marriage, divorce and death records
for Bessarabia – primarily for Kishinev (now Chişinău,
Moldova), but also for Beltsy (Bălţi), Novoselitsa (Novoselytsia),
and other places.
Bessarabia Revision Lists
As of December 2020, this collection contains 234,188 records records from Reviska Skazka —
19th century Czarist tax censuses - for more than 100 towns, shtetles and colonies, including:
Akkerman (Cetatea Albă), Alexandreny (Alexăndreni),
Beltsy (Bălţi), Bendery (Tighina), Brichany (Briceni),
Khotyn (Hotin), Kishinev (Chişinău), Lipkany (Lipcani),
Orgeev (Orhei), Soroki (Soroca), Teleneshty (Teleneşti),
and many villages and agricultural colonies.
Bessarabia Business Directory, 1924
More than 13,000 entries for Jewish businesses, in 705 localities in
Bessarabia, from a 1924 Romanian business directory.
Commercial Directory, 1940
Nearly 1,300 apparently Jewish names among government officials,
professionals and owners, listed in a 1940 Chişinău commercial yearbook.
Fallen Soldiers of WWI
Data about 1,559 Jewish soldiers in the Russian army from Bessarabia,
who were killed or wounded in the First World War.
Jews in Public Life of Bessarabia,
Records of 1,874 Jews listed in the Czarist government's annual
“Bessarabia Reference Calendar”, “Akkerman Calendar” and “Kherson Calendar”, 1862-1914.
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.
Uyezd Revision Lists
More than 8,000 records from Reviska Skazka, 1796-1858 —
including Tiraspol, Dubăsari and Grigoriopol.
Mass Deportation from
Moldova, June 1941
Information about 2,517 individuals deported from Moldova by the Soviet
authorities in June 1941.
Moldovan Victims of Soviet Oppression 1941-1951
List of 3,847 Jews who were victims of Soviet oppression.
Surviving Jews in Bessarabia
List of 1,782 Jews from Bessarabia who survived the Holocaust and returned to a Bessarabian village.
Vsya Rossiya Business Directory for Bessarabia
More than 1,400 entries of apparently Jewish names from the 1897 Russian business directory, Vsya Rossiya, for Bessarabia gubernia.
1916 Kishinev Business Directory
More than 600 entries of apparently Jewish names listed in the 1916 Address and Reference yearbook (White Pages) "All Kishinev."
1901 Klyachkin All-Russia Business Directory
544 records of Jews listed in the “1901 Klyachkin All-Russia Business Directory.”
Region bordered by the Black Sea, Dniester, Danube
and Prut rivers.
Chief city: Chişinău
(Rus.: Кишинёв Kishinev,
- Gubernia of the Russian Empire 1812-1918.
- Part of Romania 1918-1944.
- In U.S.S.R. (Moldavian SSR) 1944-1991.
- Today, mostly in the Republic of Moldova
(southernmost and northernmost parts in Ukraine).
Region in foothills of eastern Carpathian mountains.
Chief city: Chernivtsi
1775-1917: Province of the Austrian Empire.
1917-1944: Province of Romania.
After WWII: northern half became part of USSR,
southern half remained in Romania.
Today: in northeastern Romania and southwestern Ukraine.
Region in the northeast Carpathian Mountains.
Chief city: Sighetu Marmaţiei
Until 1917: A county (megye) of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
After WWI: the northern part of Máramaros became the easternmost
province of the newly-formed Czechoslovakia (Podkarpatská Rus),
and the southern part became part of Romania
After WWII: the formerly Czechoslovak part became part of the U.S.S.R.;
the southern part remained in Romania.
Today: the region is split between Romania and Ukraine —
the southern half is in Județul Maramureș
(Maramureș County) of northwest Romania, and
the northern half is in eastern Zakarpattia oblast
Sub-Carpathian Province) of southwest Ukraine.
Yid.: סיגעט Siget).
Former principality under Ottoman Turkish domination
(which included Bessarabia and Bukovina), 1514-1859.
Moldavia and Wallachia merged to form Romania in 1859.
Today, in eastern Romania.
Chief city: Iaşi
(Yid.: יאַס Yas).