Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Bessarabia SIG Updates for the month of November, 2015 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the month of November 2015 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our web site.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
Rezina New Jewish Cemetery was photographed and indexed. 148 records with
139 photos were sent to JOWBR. You can find in the Cemetery Report maps,
photos, three Unknown grave photos in Rezina New Cemetery Report available
at Bessarabia SIG website / Jewish Cemetery section. Thanks to Terry Lasky
who translated/transcribed the writings.

Ungheni Jewish Cemetery was indexed and photographed. The cemetery is part
of large Town cemetery. 347 records with 254 photos were sent to JOWBR. See
the Ungheni Cemetery Report with details about the cemetery and a link to
Unknown graves, Thanks again to Terry Lasky for the great job of
translating the inscriptions.

History of Jews In Bessarabia. Updates:
Two new very important articles were added:
- Jewish heritage sites and monuments in Moldova, United States Commission
for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, 2010.
- Jewish cemeteries, synagogues, and mass grave sites in Ukraine, United
States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, 2005.
In both articles you find list of synagogues, cemeteries, other important
places with evaluated conditions, photos, etc.

The Ukraine article includes a number of towns which used to be part of
Chernivetska oblast (Chernovitz oblast)
Odeska oblast (Odessa oblast)
Bilhorod Dnistrovskyj

Bessarabia Databases. Updates:
Bessarabian Newspapers >from 1850s to 1940 - a new project, we started a
year ago and received copies of several major newspapers >from a researcher
in Kishinev, Moldova. This is now a result of a reading just ONE newspaper
for ONE day. I want to show you what is available in these newspapers. The
paper I read is >from 1907, and >from it I derived 17 records with names of
Jews. Among the articles you can see Obituaries, Advertisements, Articles.
Find all records with the link to newspaper sections. (available only on

The Bessarabia Revision List ... as I promised we will complete a number of
sets and send to JewishGen by the End of this year.

Send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of how to
make our Bessarabia group better.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China

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