Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Revision Lists - great news #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Dear researchers,

I am back talking about Revision Lists - numerous records we have already translated (more
than 170,000 Revision records we have in our database). We started working on these records
in 2009, that was before our SIG was formed...

In any case I counted more than 50! Translators who helped us with these records. We have
worked on more than 40 microfilms! Each microfilm is about 1000 images!! Most of them
came >from LDS, and several were copied by our members!

More than 30 microfilms were completed and there are 10 still in progress, some of them are
going to be completed soon... and you know everything which are in these microfilms, completed
or in progress >from

Last week I received 3 MORE microfilms and want to let you know what is in them, because it is
very important. Most of our microfilms are >from Revisions of 1848, 1854, 1859, some are >from
1824, 1835 and very few were >from 1875.

In these 3 microfilms we got records from
1859 for Soroki, Rashkov, Ataki (we did not have before)
1875 for Faleshty, Khotin, Kishinev (several small groups), Soroki uezd
1895 >from All Russia Census!

I was trying to find records >from 1895 All Russian Census for Bessarabia for more than 10 years,
and yesterday I found First Bessarabian Jewish Records >from 1895! It is >from town of Soroki. We
got so far only 2 pages of Jewish records, but that is very significant that they exist! According
to many professional researchers 1895 records were destroyed and only statistics are available. I
could not believe that and continued to look for them. What is important in 1895 records, the
information is much broader comparing to other Revisions. For example, if a person was not born
in the place he lives, it will tell exactly where the person was born! Also if a person was registered
in one town, but lived in another town, it will be all in the record. It also tells if a person is literate
or not, and if he/she studied in a school, etc.

I hope that we are going to find more of 1895 Bessarabian records!

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and 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

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