Bessarabia Research Division: Monthly Update

  • Jewish Cemeteries:
  • Databases:
  • Genealogical Articles:
    • 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:
    • 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.

To learn more, or become involved with the JewishGen Bessarabia Research Division, please contact our Bessarabia Research Coordinators, Inna Vayner ( or Yefim Kogan ( 


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