Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia RE: bessarabia digest: December 14, 2013 #bessarabia
Jessica,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
………."Please clarify: Wasn't Turkish citizenship listed was because they were
born before 1812 when Bessarabia was conquered by Russia?"………..
No, I do not think so. People who lived in Moldova Principality were
citizens of Moldova!! We have records even among Bessarabian records from
1830-50s, when the other side of Moldova were still under Ottoman Empire,
some Jews in these records were citizens of Moldova.
There were also citizens of Turkey who came also for a marriage or business.
In many such cases it is written in the records - resident of Constantinople
Yes, I do agree that the borders changed a lot!
I want to add to it... in two counties(uezd) of Bessarabia - Kagul and
Ismail, the borders changed even more:
1812-1856 - Russia
1856-1878 - Moldova Principality(Romania in 1870s)
1878-1917 - Back to Russia
See the map on the page 4 at
That small area included towns of Kiliya, Ismail, Reni, Cahul, Leovo,
Bolgrad, Tatarbunar, and probably more... where Jews used to live.
All the best,
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China
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