Introduction

The Ревизские сказки — Reviskie Skazki (Revision Lists) — were conducted in territories ruled by the Russian Czar in the 18th and 19th centuries.  The Revision Lists enumerated individuals/families subject to taxation and identified men to draft into the army.

There were ten known major Reviskie Skazki taken in Russian Empire.  For the Bessarabia district and later Bessarabia Gubernia, the following Revisions may apply:

  • the seventh revision in 1815-1825
  • the eighth revision in 1833-1835
  • the ninth revision in 1848-1854
  • the tenth revision in 1856-1859

By the Treaty of Bucharest of May 28, 1812, the Ottoman Empire ceded the Bessarabia region to the Russian Empire — the land between the Dniester River on the east, the Prut River on the west, and the Danube on the south.  It is not clear if the seventh revision (1815-1825) was held in Bessarabia, because of the special status of the region. No records for Bessarabia have yet been found from the seventh revision. Although there are some records dated as early as 1824 from Kishinev, Ismail and Hotin, it is not yet known if there are Jewish records among them.  No records from the eighth revision (1833-1835) have yet been found, but in the ninth revision (1848-1854) there are former registration numbers for the families listed as being in the prior (8th) revision.

The Russian military authorities of occupation during the war with the Turks in 1774 recorded 1,300 Jewish families in Moldavia.  At that time Moldavia, included not only the Bessarabia region, but also a section of current Romania, named Moldova/Moldavia, including the major city of Iaşi (Jassy).  The records from 1774 have not been found. In this database, we have records from the ninth and tenth revisions. There are also some additional records added to these Revisions in different years.

This project of translating/transcribing Bessarabia Revision Lists began in August of 2009, using records microfilmed by the LDS Family History Library.  As of December, 2019, there are 214,617 records in the database.

LDS Microfilms

The Mormons (LDS) microfilmed Revision Lists for all districts of Bessarabia (now in Moldova Republic and Ukraine) in 2003, at the Moldova State Archives in Chişinău (Kishinev) (MoldSA).  There are a total of 292 microfilms for Bessarabia, which can be ordered and viewed at any of the LDS Family History Centers, as well as at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City.  Some microfilms contain all Jewish records; others may have only several images dedicated to Jews. Of the 292 microfilms of the Bessarabia Revision Lists, 30 definitely have Jewish records in them, and possible more.  All of the lists are in the Russian language (Cyrillic alphabet).

Below is a list of the microfilms which contain Jewish records.  There are also some small shtetls listed under the district town, such as the shtetl of Kaushany (Căuşeni), listed in LDS under Bendery, in microfilm #2,373,291, which is already complete.  Only the records from Bendery were listed as Jewish records in the Family History Library Catalog (FHLC); Akkerman, Kishinev and Alexandreny records did not have that designation. That is why we could possibly find more Jewish records among the Revision Lists microfilms, once we look into all 292 microfilms.

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Microfilm #Year(s)Town(s)Status
#2,359,501  Non-Jewish
#2,359,8271835Kiliya, KishinevPartly done
#2,360,5671835Orgeev uezdDone
#2,360,5911835KhotinDone
#2,361,5571848Bendery, Kaushany, Chimishliya, IsmailDone
#2,361,5581848Kishinev 
#2,361,5591848, 1852Kiliya, Orgeev, Bendery, Kishinev, GancheshtyPartly done
#2,361,5601848, 1852Kishinev, Kalarash, Soroki, RashkovDone
#2,361,5611848, 1851Khotin, Ataki, Akkerman, Novoselitsa, Lipkany, BriceniDone
#2,361,5621848Khotin, Lipkany, BeltsyPartly done
#2,362,9421848Kishinev, Izmail, KiliyaDone
#2,373,2911854, 51Bendery, Kishinev, Alexandreny, AkkermanDone
#2,373,2921854Bendery, Ismail, Reni, Kagul, Leovo, KiliyaDone
#2,373,2941854Beltsy, Kishinev, KiliyaPartly done
#2,373,2951854Kishinev, Bendery,OrgeevDone
#2,373,2961854-56Faleshty, Akkerman, Rezina, BriceniDone
#2,373,971  Non-Jewish
#2,373,972  Non-Jewish
#2,373,9901859GancheshtyDone
#2,375,3681859KishinevDone
#2,375,3691859Kishinev, Kiliya, IzmailPartly done
#2,375,3701859Kishinev, Leovo 
#2,375,393  Non-Jewish
#2,375,3951859Romanenko colony, Beltsy, Orgeev, KriulyanyDone
#2,375,7731859OrgeevDone
#2,375,7741859Orgeev, Tuzora, Teleneshty, KriulyanyDone
#2,375,7791859Soroki, Rashkov, AtakiPartly Done
#2,375,7821859Brichany, Khotin, LipkanyDone
#2,375,7831859LipkanyDone
#2,375,7871875Teleneshty, Kalarash, Faleshty, Soroki uezdDone
#2,375,788  Non-Jewish
#2,376,2501835GancheshtyDone
#2,376,2571848Beltsy, Kaushany 
#2,376,2581848Beltsy, Izmail, KishinevPartly done
#2,377,2341854BenderyDuplicate
#2,377,2351875BenderyDone
#2,377,2381875OrgeevDone
#2,377,2411854Rashkov, Ataki, Mereshevka, othersDone
#2,377,2421854, 59Ataki, Liublin, Soroki, VertuzhanyPartly done
#2,377,2451859Akkerman, IzmailPartly done
#2,377,2471824Kahals: Khotin, Briceni, Ataki, LipkaniDone
#2,377,2481824, 1850-51, 54Khotin, LipkaniDone
#2,377,2491854Khotin, Markuleshty colonyDone
#2,377,2501835Beltsy, Faleshty, LeovoPartly done
#2,377,2511854-56Beltsy, Valelui-Vlad colony, Faleshty, SkulyanyPartly done
#2,377,5381852Brichany. Beltsy, Lipkany, Khotin, SorokiPartly done
#2,377,5391852KhotinPartly done
#2,377,5441860-88BKhotin, Beltsy, Akkerman, Bendery, SorokiPartly done
#2,380,8671886, 1892Orgeev, Rezina, TeleneshtiPartly done
#2,380,8681891, 1892, 1910OrgeevPartly done
#2,380,8691910KishinevPartly done
#2,380,8701910KishinevPartly done
#2,382,3861875, 1895Akkerman, Soroki, Khotin, KishinevPartly done
#2,382,3871875Faleshty, Soroki, Khotin, othersPartly done
#2,382,8971852-1853Beltsy, othersPartly done
#2,382,9761875Soroki district, Skulyany, Beltsy districtPartly done

The table above is being updated as new Jewish records are discovered.

Database Fields

The Revision Lists may contain following information:

  • Page # — Usually there is a page number of an image, which contains two pages (left side for men, right side for women). The page # is in the right upper corner of the image.
  • Registration # — an assigned family number for a particular town’s registry.
  • Surname — Last name.
  • Given Name — First name(s).
  • Father — Father’s given name (derived from the patronymic).
  • Relationship to Head of Household
  • Sex — “M” for male, “F” for female.
  • Age
  • Age at Last Revision — only present for men.
  • Reason Left
  • Year Left
  • Comments — includes the status of a family: Merchant, Middle class, Farmer, from military, etc. It also may specify when the family registered for the town, and occasionally information where they came from.
  • Former Registration # — Registration Number in the previous Revision. In some cases, there are two former registration numbers, presented as “1835 – #100, 1848 – #120”.
  • Day, month, and year of registration — according to the Julian calendar.
    (The Julian calendar was used throughout the Russian Empire until 1918.  For the Gregorian (modern) calendar date, add 12 days for dates between March 1800 to February 1900).
  • Uyezd — district; one of the eight districts of Bessarabia: Akkerman, Beltsy, Bendery, Izmail, Khotin, Kishinev, Orgeev, or Soroki.
  • Gubernia — “Bessarabia”.
  • Type of Record — “Revision List” or “Additional Revision List”. There are different types of records we have put into this “Revision List Database”: Revision Lists, Additional Revision Lists, Alphabetical Lists, Special Lists, Common Lists.  In some cases, the lists include only men, or only Heads of Households.
  • Archive / Fond / Inventory / File — the archival source citation, at the Moldova State Archives in Chişinău = “MoldSA”.
  • LDS Microfilm # — Microfilm number at the LDS Family History Library.

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Town Uyezd Year Microfilm Count Family count

 

TownUyezdYearCommentsFHL Microfilm ## of Records# of FamiliesStatus
AkkermanAkkerman1848Additional#2,361,5617812 
AkkermanAkkerman1835Merchants#2,377,24212016 
AkkermanAkkerman1852-54Additional#2,361,561307 
AkkermanAkkerman1854Merchants#2,373,29118813 
AkkermanAkkerman1854Middle Class#2,373,2912,003259 
AkkermanAkkerman1867Citizens of Moldova/ Additional#2,373,29261 
AkkermanAkkerman1874Middle Class, Common List#2,377,544432215 
Akkerman – villagesAkkerman1874Middle Class, Common List#2,377,544619310 
Akkerman – villagesAkkerman1875Recruit List#2,377,245421233In progress
Akkerman – villagesAkkerman1875List of men by external view#2,377,245  In progress
AkkermanAkkerman1875Alphabetical list of men#2,377,245  In progress
AkkermanAkkerman1875Jews foreigners#2,377,245  In progress
Akkerman – villagesAkkerman1875Jews foreigners#2,377,245785785 
AkkermanAkkerman1888Merchants#2,377,54442439 
Alexandreny, colonyBeltsy1852Farmers/ colonists#2,377,25116019 
Alexandreny, colonyBeltsy1854Farmers/ colonists#2,373,2911,748175 
AtakiSoroki1848 #2,361,56076092 
AtakiSoroki1848 #2,361,5613,705519 
AtakiSoroki1854 #2,377,2413,456410 
AtakiSoroki1854continuation#2,377,241623132 
AtakiSoroki1854Additional#2,377,24110142 
AtakiSoroki1859Moved to Orgeev#2,375,774102 
AtakiSoroki1859Middle Class#2,375,7794,329986 
Ataki (kehila)Soroki / Khotin1824Only Heads of Household#2,377,247584584 
BeltsyBeltsy1835Merchants,    
Middle Class #2,377,250675169    
BeltsyBeltsy1836Middle Class, Additional#2,359,8272215 
BeltsyBeltsy1848Merchants#2,361,5621,783302 
BeltsyBeltsy1859Middle Class#2,375,3952,663430 
BeltsyBeltsy1855-1874Additional#2,373,2929832 
BeltsyBeltsy1848Merchants#2,361,56221224 
BeltsyBeltsy1848Middle Class#2,376,2571,783302 
BeltsyBeltsy1848Middle Class, continuation#2,376,258910236 
BeltsyBeltsy1851Military#2,377,251278 
BeltsyBeltsy1854Merchants#2,377,25166373 
BeltsyBeltsy1854Middle Class#2,377,2512,260337 
BeltsyBeltsy1854Middle Class, Additional#2,377,251676165 
BeltsyBeltsy1874Merchants, Middle Class#2,377,544173124 
Different townsBeltsy/Yassy uezd1875Out of town#2,382,9761397341 
Different townsBeltsy/Yassy uezd1875Out of town#2,382,976329108 
BenderyBendery1848Middle Class#2,361,5572,509421 
BenderyBendery1848Merchants#2,361,55739027 
BenderyBendery1848Middle Class, Merchants/ Additional#2,361,55719346 
BenderyBendery1854Merchants#2,373,29173656 
BenderyBendery1854Middle Class#2,373,29138847 
BenderyBendery1854Middle Class/ continue from 2373291#2,373,2922,353379 
BenderyBendery1855-1857, 1869, 1873-75Middle Class/ Additional#2,373,2926513 
BenderyBendery1850-1852Additional, Military#2,361,55913344 
BenderyBendery1855-1858Middle class, Additional#2,373,29411924 
BenderyBendery1874Merchants#2,377,54421343 
Bendery – villagesBendery1875From villages. Only men.#2,377,23511442 
BolotinaYassy/Beltsy1835Baptized Jews#2,377,25162 
BrichanyKhotin1859Middle Class#2,375,7826,165656 
BrichanyKhotin1850Additional#2,361,56192 
BrichanyKhotin1848Middle Class#2,361,5615,837599 
BrichanyKhotin1849Additional#2,361,561  In progress
Brichany (kehila)Khotin1824Only Heads of Household#2,377,247615615 
BrichanyKhotin1851-53Additional#2,377,24881 
BrichanyKhotin1854Middle Class#2,373,2965590582 
BrichanyKhotin1854Merchants#2,373,2966815 
BrichevaSoroki1854Colonists#2,377,24145745 
ChimishlyaBendery1853Residents#2,373,291417 
ChimishlyaBendery1848Middle Class/ Moved from Kaushany#2,361,557141 
ChimishlyaBendery1848Middle Class#2,361,557318 
DombrovenySoroki1854Colonists-Farmers#2,373,29591987 
DombrovenySoroki1854Additional#2,377,24163 
FaleshtyBeltsy/Yassy1835 #2,377,25014037 
FaleshtyBeltsy1874Only newborns, alphabetical list#2,375,7871,2731,273 
FaleshtyBeltsy/Yassy1851Additional#2,377,2514213 
FaleshtyBeltsy/Yassy1854Middle Class#2,373,2963,271627 
FaleshtyBeltsy/Yassy1854Additional#2,373,2964623 
FaleshtyBeltsy/Yassy1854List by outward appearance. Only men#2,382,387448448 
FaleshtyBeltsy/Yassy1875Residence of Faleshty. Men’s list.#2,382,38712751275
GancheshtyKishinev1835 #2,376,250513124 
GancheshtyKishinev1848 #2,361,559814122 
GancheshtyKishinev1859 #2,373,99055384 
Granova, Ladynina, TeplinPodolia gubernia1851 #2,361,55763 
IsmailIsmail1824Birnik – Tax Collectors#2,377,245149147 
IsmailIsmail1824Burlak – Temp Workers#2,377,2451313 
Ismail, ReniIsmail1824, 1835, 1836 #2,377,246349276 
IsmailIsmail1845-54Middle Class#2,376,25818939 
IsmailIsmail1848Merchants#2,361,5571249 
IsmailIsmail1848Middle Class/ Old Jewish Society#2,361,5571,158269 
IsmailIsmail1848Middle Class/ New Jewish Society#2,361,557626123 
IsmailIsmail1848Middle Class/ Reside in Odessa#2,361,55726354 
IsmailIsmail1848Middle Class/ Reside in Kherson#2,361,557924134 
IsmailIsmail1848Middle Class/ Reside in Mostovoy and Kantakuzovka, Kherson gub#2,361,557852144 
IsmailIsmail1854Reside in Odessa#2,373,29224242 
IsmailIsmail1854Reside in Mostovoy and Kantakuzovka, Kherson gub#2,373,292, #2,373294952127 
IsmailIsmail1854Reside in Kherson#2,373,292861113 
IsmailIsmail1854Middle Class#2,373,29221031 
IsmailIsmail1854Middle Class, Old Jewish Society#2,373,2941191193 
IsmailIsmail1854, 1859, 1860, 1861Merchants, Middle Class/ Additional,turned to Moldavia Principality#2,373,29214621 
IsmailIsmail/Akkerman1824Clergy#2,377,245  In progress
IsmailIsmail/Akkerman1824Foreigners#2,377,245  In progress
IsmailIsmail/Akkerman1824Burlaki (temp workers)#2,377,245  In progress
KagulKagul1848Merchants#2,362,942234 
KagulKagul1854Merchants#2,373,2927512 
Kalarash (Tuzora)Orgeev Only newborns, Special list#2,375,787309309 
Kalarash (Tuzora)Orgeev1859 #2,375,77444278 
Kalarash (Tuzora)Orgeev1848 #2,361,560524112 
KapreshtySoroki1854 #2,377,24126629In progress
KapreshtySoroki1875 Missing from prior Revision#2,382,97611 
KaushanyBendery1836Additional#2,376,25721 
KaushanyBendery1848Town dweller#2,361,557638104 
KaushanyBendery1854Middle Class#2,373,29561294 
KaushanyBendery1869Removed from farmers#2,373,292776 
KaushanyBendery1851Additional#2,361,55941 
KaushanyBendery1859Additional#2,375,774152 
KaushanyBendery1836Additional#2,376,25721 
KiliyaIsmail1835Middle Class#2,359,82737599 
KiliyaIsmail1839-1850Middle Class, Additional#2,359,8275519 
KiliyaIsmail1854Merchants#2,373,29216214 
KiliyaIsmail1854Middle Class#2,373,29267595 
KiliyaIsmail1854, 1860Additional, registered in Moldavia/Romania#2,373,292216 
KiliyaIsmail1848Middle Class#2,361,559681131 
KiliyaIsmail1852Additional, Merchants#2,361,559545 
KiliyaIsmail1848Merchants#2,361,559  In progress
KiliyaIsmail1850-55Additional#2,361,561157 
KiliyaIsmail1855Additional#2,373,29461 
KiliyaIsmail1855-57Additional, Middle Class#2,373,29613821 
KiliyaIsmailvariousDocuments#2,361,5582810 
KiliyaIsmail1860Returned to Moldova #2,361,558112 
KishinevKishinev1854Merchants#2,373,29526334 
KishinevKishinev1854Merchants, continuation#2,373,2941,547142 
KishinevKishinev1851-54Middle Class#2,373,29129285 
KishinevKishinev1854-1856Middle Class/ Additional, moved from Tomsk, Irkutsk#2,373,29258293 
KishinevKishinev1848Additional#2,361,559296 
KishinevKishinev1859Merchants#2,361,5591,23867 
KishinevKishinev1859Middle Class#2,375,3682,983521 
KishinevKishinev1859Middle Class#2,375,3698,0461,403 
KishinevKishinev1859Middle Class, Additional#2,375,369, #2,375,3703,506789 
KishinevKishinev1859-1860Additional, moved from Podolia#2,375,37029255 
KishinevKishinev1860Baptized Jews#2,375,78332 
KishinevKishinev1835Middle Class#2,359,8274,9431,268 
KishinevKishinev1848Middle Class#2,361,5582,958559 
KishinevKishinev1848Middle Class, continued#2,361,5585,1181,043 
KishinevKishinev1848Merchants#2,361,5581,050114 
KishinevKishinev1875Foreigners#2,382,387146120 
KishinevKishinev1910Middle Class,    
Family List#2,380,868 #2,380,869     
#2,380,8706,102349     
Khotin (kehila)Khotin1824Only Heads of Households#2,377,2471,0381,038 
KhotinKhotin1824Baptized, Foreigners#2,377,2481616 
KhotinKhotin1848Merchants#2,361,56258152 
KhotinKhotin1848Middle Class#2,361,5624,828560 
KhotinKhotin1848Middle Class, continued#2,361,5624,540439 
KhotinKhotin1859Merchants#2,375,7821,516126 
KhotinKhotin1859Middle Class#2,375,7828,396868 
KhotinKhotin1850-51Return from abroad#2,361,56115027 
KhotinKhotin1835-36Additional Revisions#2,377,24818845 
KhotinKhotin1851-53Additional Revisions#2,377,2484512 
KhotinKhotin1854Middle Class#2,377,2498,885867 
KhotinKhotin1865Merchants#2,377,54496294 
KhotinKhotin1874Merchants#2,377,54433046 
KhotinKhotin1874Middle Class#2,382,38729131000 
KonstantinovkaSoroki1854Colonists-Farmers#2,373,29514616 
Krinki (Kronek)Grodno gubernia1850Additional#2,361,55961 
Krinki (Kronek)Grodno gubernia1850Additional#2,361,56161 
KriulyanyOrgeev1854Middle Class#2,373,29536456 
KriulyanyOrgeev1859Middle Class#2,375,77419345 
Ladyzhin, Teplik, GranovPodolia gubernia1850Additional#2,361,55963 
LeovoIsmail1835 #2,377,25027983 
LeovoKagul1848Middle Class#2,362,94237996 
LeovoKagul1854Middle Class#2,373,29236274 
LeovoKagul1859Middle Class, additional#2,375,77431 
LeovoIsmail1859Additional#2,375,37042 
LipkanyKhotin1859Middle Class#2,375,7823,174292 
LipkanyKhotin1859Middle Class#2,375,783   
LipkanyKhotin1848Middle Class#2,361,5611,529194 
LipkanyKhotin1848Middle Class#2,361,5621,241162 
Lipkany (kehila)Khotin1824Only Heads of Households#2,377,248337337 
LomachenetsKhotin1848 #2,361,562  In progress
LomachenetsKhotin1849Colonists#2,377,24115627 
LomachenetsKhotin1854Colonists-Farmers#2,373,29533135 
LyublinSoroki1854Colonists-Farmers#2,373,29587273 
LyublinSoroki1859Colonists#2,377,24245866 
Markuleshty, colonySoroki1854 #2,377,24167980 
Mereshevka, colonySoroki1854 #2,377,24165061 
MileshtyBendery1848Middle Class#2,361,55711 
NemirovkaSoroki1895All Russia Census#2,382,38791 
Nikolaevka Blagodat’Orgeev1854Colonists-Farmers#2,373,29540644 
NovoselitsaKhotin1854Middle Class#2,373,29542350 
NovoselitsaKhotin1854Middle Class, continued#2,373,29622936 
NovoselitsaKhotin1848 #2,361,561637127 
OrgeevOrgeev1848Merchants#2,361,559587 
OrgeevOrgeev1848Middle Class#2,361,5593,113504 
OrgeevOrgeev1854Merchants#2,373,29556470 
OrgeevOrgeev1854Middle Class#2,373,2952,263355 
OrgeevOrgeev1859Merchants#2,375,77368970 
OrgeevOrgeev1859 #2,375,7731,706282 
OrgeevOrgeev1859continuation from prior microfilm#2,375,774869150 
OrgeevOrgeev1874Additional List#2,375,77411 
OrgeevOrgeev1875Alpha List#2,377,238369152 
OrgeevOrgeev1886Merchants 2nd Guild#2,380,86720429 
OrgeevOrgeev1886-1982Petitions, Certificates, others#2,380,867365100 
Orgeev – villagesOrgeev1859Merchants#2,375,773986 
Orgeev – villagesOrgeev1875 #2,377,238272162 
Orgeev – villagesOrgeev1892 #2,380,868  In progress
RashkovSoroki1854 #2,377,24147262 
RashkovSoroki1848Middle Class#2,361,5601,446175 
RashkovSoroki1859Middle Class#2,375,779887152 
RashkovSoroki1859Middle Class#2,375,779369152 
RashkovSoroki1875Missing in prior Revision#2,382,97641 
RezinaOrgeev1855Middle Class/Craftsman#2,373,29630933 
RezinaOrgeev1859Middle Class#2,375,77454395 
RezinaOrgeev1859Moved to Orgeev#2,375,774112 
ReniIsmail1854Middle Class#2,373,29211925 
ReniIsmail1851Middle Class#2,376,25822 
RomanenkoBendery1853Colonists-Farmers#2,373,2951,505160 
RomanenkoBendery1854Colonists-Farmers, Additional#2,373,294263 
Romanovka, colonyBendery1859Colonists-Farmers#2,375,3951,283157 
ShibkaOrgeev1854Colonists-Farmers#2,373,29562355 
SkulyanyBeltsy/Yassy1848Middle Class#2,361,56249070 
SkulyanyBeltsy/Yassy1851Additional#2,377,25111 
SkulyanyBeltsy/Yassy1855 #2,373,29620030 
SorokiSoroki1854Merchants#2,373,2951,00060 
SorokiSoroki1854Middle Class#2,377,2411,039108 
SorokiSoroki1854Middle Class/ Continuation#2,377,2421,430175 
SorokiSoroki1854Additional#2,377,24210133 
SorokiSoroki1859Merchants#2,375,7791,514132 
SorokiSoroki1859Middle Class#2,375,7792,177307 
SorokiSoroki1859Name List, only men#2,375,779243243 
Soroki – villagesSoroki1875Only Newborns#2,375,78719086 
Soroki – villagesSoroki1875Out of Town List#2,382,9761,536682 
Soroki – villagesSoroki1875General List#2,382,976552330 
SorokiSoroki1874Resides in other towns#2,377,24211169 
SorokiSoroki1895All Russia Censys#2,382,38741 
TeleneshtyOrgeev1848 #2,361,5591,764341 
TeleneshtyOrgeev1848continued#2,361,560493115 
TeleneshtyOrgeev1854Middle Class#2,373,2951,823416 
TeleneshtyOrgeev1875Only Newborns#2,375,787620620 
TeleneshtyOrgeev1859Middle Class#2,375,7741,752343 
Valya-luy-VladBeltsy1855Colonists-Farmers#2,373,29524031 
Valya-luy-VladBeltsy1855Colonists#2,377,25148955 
VertyshanySoroki1854Colonists-Farmers#2,373,29537932 
VertyzhanySoroki1854Colonists, Additional#2,377,242823 
Zguritsa, colonySoroki1854 #2,377,2411,02199 

Only Bendery was listed in the LDS' Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) as that microfilm as having Jewish records, but not three other towns.  That gives us hope that we will find Jewish records in the 1830s and even the 1820s.

"Kehila" records: For the update of 2014, several sets of records are named "Kehila records".  They were recorded in 1824. Such records were found only in Khotin uezd, and there were four different kehilot in Khotin uezd: Khotin, Lipkani, Brichani and Ataki (Ataki was part of Khotin uezd in 1824, and later moved to Soroki uezd).  For example each person in the Lipkani kehila record set was registered in Lipkani Kehila, but lived in many small and medium-sized places around the town of Lipkani.  For Lipkani Kehila, Jews lived in 48 localities. For all four Kehilot, Jews lived in about 200 localities in the Khotin uezd. In some villages there were only 2-3 Jewish families.  Many of these localities were found on the maps of 1840-1860, and many exist now.

Sample Illustrations

Here are some sample illustrations of Revision Lists from 1848 and 1854.  Click on each image for a larger view.

 

1854: Akkerman, Akkerman uezd
Very clear handwriting.  It seems that for these families, this is their third revision — it has numbers from the revisions of 1848 and 1835.
1854: Alexandreny colony, Yassy uezd
Very hard to read and transcribe.  One such page could include 100 records or more.
1848: Kaushany, Bendery uezd
Very good handwriting.
1848: Kaushany, Bendery uezd
The last page.  After all the records, it includes signatures of four Jewish people from the community, signed in Russian and Yiddish.

Acknowledgements

This project was made possible by hard work and dedication of many people who translated, transcribed and validated the records.

Translators, Transcribers and Validators:

Translators, Transcribers and Validators
Galina Antonova, Patrice Bensimon, Sasha Berkovich, Yackov Berkun, Mark Chulsky, Yuriy Daylis, Milla Donet, Victoria Farahan, Sheli Fain, Banai Lynn Feldstein, Lara Friedzon, Leonid Fruman,  Janet Furba, Bianca Gamarnik, Svetlana Ganik, Eti Ganin, Genny Imas, Gary Khusidman, Mike Glazer, Svetlana Kononov, Igor Gory, Genny Imas, Talia Kogan, Martha Koster, Yoni Kupchik, Terry Lasky, Michael Levin, Alan Levine, Julia Lombardo, Leonard Meleger, Misha Massov, Marina Medvedovsky, Vladimir Oksman, Nick Perper, Anna Pevsner,  Olga Potap, David Price, Michael Richman, Anna Royzner, Ella Romm, Tamara Rushansky, Mitja & Sasha Sherman, Elena Shturman, Maya Smundak, Polina Spector, Claire Stuart, Alan Shuchat, Felix Tsedulko, Ira Tulchinsky, Inna Vayner, Evgeniy Veretennikov, Ada Voskoboynik, Ilana Voloshin, Eugene Weinstein, Liliya, and Yefim Kogan.

Claire Stuart: I would like to dedicate my work to my grandparents, Jacob (Yankel) and Anna (Chana) Trachtenberg, and to their family members who died in the Holocaust.

Mark Chulsky dedicates his work to the blessed memory of the WWII veterans, MIA, and Holocaust martyrs Shaya, Josef, David, Yuda, Leib, Kalman, Gedaly, Boruch and Lev Chulsky, haKohanim.

Yefim Kogan: I dedicate my work to the blessed memory of my father Abram Kogan who inspired my interest in family genealogy.

Sasha Berkovich dedicates his work to the blessed memory of maternal grandparents Simkha ben Nota Polonsky and Khana bat Leib Leikin.

Inna Veiner: I dedicate my work to the blessed memory of my grandfathers, Boris Dekhtyar and Gersh Vayner, who died in combat during World War II.

Volunteering:

Please contact Yefim Kogan, the Project Coordinator, if you would like to volunteer for this Project.  In order to contribute, you need to read handwritten Russian (Cyrillic), and be able to enter information into an Excel spreadsheet.  If you have any questions about the database, please contact Yefim Kogan at yefimk@verizon.net.

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