When I find something impressing I always want to share with you. I was
getting new microfilms, thanks to our volunteers and one specifically caught
my attention. Remember a number of years ago we translated Revision lists
1824 >from District of Khotin. That was a really terrific finding with almost
full set of records >from towns and villages of that district.
Now we have another set of records >from 1824, but now >from south of
Bessarabia, >from district of Ismail. It is not huge number of records, and
all these records are in the same sections of microfilms with non Jewish
Jews in most cases did not have Surnames in 1824! Also it was only 12 years
since Russian Empire (1812) got part of Moldova Principality, which became
Bessarabia Gubernia, and the Revisions were written in Russian, but the
district - in Russian - Uezd was still named as Tsinut (>from Turkish).
According to this Revisions, Jews lived in towns of Ismail and Reni (now
part of Odessa oblast, Ukraine).
In the same microfilm there are records >from same district of 1835, and at
this time Jews also lived in town of Tuchkov, but I found that according to
our Bessarabia Geographical dictionary it was a name of town Ismail at some
I hope that somebody might be interested in translating these records for
Please let me know if you have any questions, ideas.
All the best,
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator