Hi Bessarabian researchers,
I want to congratulate all who came to Seattle. It was a terrific time with wonderful lectures, seminars
I would like personally thank Matthew Mishory for a great film he brought to the conference. Thanks to
all who participated in the discussion after the film. We had a very meaningful conversation about the
film and preservation of Jewish heritage in Moldova.
I also think that we had a very good conversation at the Migration to Bessarabia lecture. You can read
excerpts >from the this lecture as well as Bessarabia Maps (see below).
Many thanks to all volunteers who helped at the ShareFair - Bessarabia SIG table, who were active at
the lecters, our Board Meeting.
(Bessarabia SIG Luncheon with presentation: Bessarabian Maps >from 18 century: >from Military
Topographic maps to town and shteitle maps. I think that this was a very good session with a lot of
feet back >from our group. As I have heard after the session, our members did not know about some
of the maps I presented at the lecture. Here is a direct link to the set of slides for the presentation:
Lecture: When, Why and Where >from the Jews Arrived in Bessarabia/Moldova. (35-40 people came
the session). That topic one was always on my list, and this is a culmination of my research. Here is a
direct link to the set of slides:
For me it was a place to meet old and make new friends.
During the conference I had an important conversation with representative >from FamilySearch, who
said that FamilySearch are going back to Moldova Archives to photograph more records >from
Moldovan Archives, and that we agree of mutual help to each other organization. More details I will
write later when our agreement will be finalized.
All the best,
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator