Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Volunteers needed to extract business directories from late 19th and early 20th centuries #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Hi everybody,

I am back bothering you about volunteer work. First I want to let you know that WE ALL are
volunteers. Some times I am getting message >from our members assuming that this is my
full job. That is not the case, I still have 40 hour full time work at Software development
company... that is why even I am trying to respond to all your messages, it takes time.

All our projects are done by volunteers!!! And I know that in our community there are many
people who are can help. Yesterday I posted a message about Revision List project, and that
we had >from 2009 about 50 people working on these records, but today we have about 10.
Of course people are doing work and leaving for other projects, or personal things.

I found for example that Jeff Wexler started Business directories project, completed one, and
for another year is waiting for volunteers to come back... and work on Business Directory
projects! Here is his message:

to extract business directories >from late 19th and early 20th centuries

The Bessarabia SIG is extracting information >from the Vsia Rossiya (All Russia) business
directories for Bessarabia and Transnistria >from 1895, 1897, 1899, 1900, 1902, and 1912.

We need Russian-speaking volunteers to identify the Jewish records >from Bessarabia and
Transnistria in these materials and to transcribe, on a template Excel spreadsheet, names
and business information. These materials are typeset and very legible.

We currently need volunteers for the following towns: (1) Ataki; (2) Balta (in Podolia); (3) Beltsi;
(4) Bendery; (5) Bolgrad; (6) Brichany; (7) Chadyr-Lunga; (8) Chimishlya; (9) Dubossary;
(10) Dubroven; (11) Edinetz; (12) Faleshty; (13) Ganchesti; (14) Grigoriopol; (15) Izmayil;
(16) Kagul; (17) Kalarash; (18) Kamenka; (19) Kaushany; (20) Kiliya; (21) Kirsovo; (22) Kriulyany;
(23) Leovo; (24) Likhtental; (25) Lipkany; (26) Manzir; (27) Novoselitsa; (28) Orgeyev;
(29) Petrovka; (30) Platevka; (31) Rashkov; (32) Reni; (33) Rezina; (34) Rishkahanovka;
(35) Romanovka; (36) Rybnitsa; (37) Soroki; (38) Tatarbunary; (39) Teleneshty; (40) Ungeny;
(41) Vad Rashkov; and (42) Vilkovo.

Please let me know if you are interested in working on records >from any of these towns.

Jeff Wexler
Los Angeles

We also need people to translate >from Hebrew, Russian and Romanian (not much, but
occasionally we need).

Again, a project will NOT be done, if we do not have volunteers for it.

Finally I want to thank all our volunteers who contributed to numerous projects for our SIG,
and I welcome new volunteers to help us.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

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