Dear Researchers,

Here is an update for JewishGen’s Bessarabia Research Division projects for the month of December 2019.  See also “What’s New” at the Bessarabia SIG website:

Bessarabian Databases – Updates:

Revision List records were sent to JewishGen in December of 2019. 10,873 records from 3,451 families were transcribed and translated from the 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 of Bessarabia Revisions 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 the updated article about the set from the Kishinev 1910 Family List, written by Alan Levine. Here is a direct link to the article:

Jewish Cemeteries – Updates:

Completed Phase 2 – Lipkany Jewish Cemetery. Clearing paths, photographing and indexing (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:

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or you want to help us in our projects.

Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan

JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators (also Directors of Bessarabia Research at JewishGen)