Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Business Directories 1895 - 1912 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Hello everybody,

We have a Business Directories translation project which was started couple
of years ago, and not moving much.
I looked into some directories today and found terrific information for us.
First of all you may know that Jews owned many of businesses even in places
where Jews were not majority of population. Our ancestors owned Drug Stores
and Groceries, Textile stores and Bread and Grain productions, mills, etc.

Is it not interesting for you to find out about a business of your
ancestors? In some cases in towns it even tells where that business was. I
was very much interested to find out about several of my relatives in a few
towns who had businesses >from pretty small to a large one.

We need a group of people who can read printed Russian to translate a
portion of the directories. If you are interested in a particular town,
village - you will receive an assignment for a district with that
town/village in.

Project Manager for the Business Directories is Jeff Wexler
(mailto:jeffwexler@... ) If you want to help with this project,
please email directly to Jeff, and let him know what District you want to
work on.

Let me know if you have any questions.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan

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