Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Bessarabia Cemetery projects update #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Hello Bessarabians,

I want to update you of where we are standing with Cemetery project in our
Bessarabia/Moldova region.

- Kishinev Jewish cemetery - we have completed Sector 5 and sent 2,681
burial records with 2,441 photos to JOWBR. We have now total of 5,539
burial records with 4,977 images >from 3 sectors 2, 4 and 5). This is
probably 25-30% of all graves indexed and photographed.
-- our photographers are working now on Sector 1, 3 and 6. Although
the work is so hard. You can see your self at a clip done by Serghey
Daniliuk, who is our main photographer in Bessarabia/Moldova: This is a clip mostly for the
sectors 6 and 8. If you stop at 1:21 you see an old chapel partly
from the map at the Burial Registry book, it is written for example that
Sector 6 has total of 3,137 graves, and >from that number 1,431 are not
identified! Look at the video and you see what is the state of that

- Vadu-lui-vlad (Dombrovitsa) - cemetery is almost destroyed and we were
able to read only several inscriptions. We may go to that cemetery one more
time, because part of it was not accessible. The records and images are
going to be sent to JOWBR by the end of this month.

- Lipkany Jewish cemetery (Phase 2) - this was a Clearing paths project,
and a lot of cleaning was done. Another 1000+ images are in process at the
"second" reading and confidently be sent to JOWBR in 1-2 months.

- Beltsy Jewish cemetery - another phase was done, and we received 500+
images. We will process them hopefull by the end of this year.

- Brazil, San Paulo, Cemitério_Israelita_da_Vila_Mariana. We have 500+
records (no photos) >from a cemetery registry for people >from mostly
Bessarabia and some also >from Kamenets Podolsky, Mogolev-Podolsky,
Chernovitz, Yampol. Unfortunately there are no Dates of death in that book,
and I am trying to find out if there are records, possible images of these
graves. If we have someone >from San Paulo, Brazil who can help us - that would be
very much appreciated. Please contact me directly.

- Ataki, Phase 2 will be done in spring of 2020. There are several more
cemeteries we need to work with, but I am not sure if we will have time for

Please let me know if you have any questions, ideas, proposals, or you may
know a cemetery which is not in our Inventory list
please let us know.

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

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