Here is an update for the month of October 2015 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our web site.
In this month we had so many updates, a new database and even a new section
created! Please check out every single update!
Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
Soroca New Jewish Cemetery was photographed and re-indexed. 3109 records
with 1332 photos were sent to JOWBR. You can find in the Cemetery Report
maps, photos, link to 154 Unknown graves photos in Soroca New Cemetery
Report available at Bessarabia SIG website / Jewish Cemetery section.
Thanks to a team of people who helped in many ways. Especial gratitude to
Brock Bierman for donating photos for the cemetery.
Secureni Jewish Cemetery was indexed and photographed. 24 records with 13
photos were sent to JOWBR. See the Secureni Cemetery Report with details
about the cemetery. Thanks to great team of researchers with ties to
Secureni, who provided photos, information and more.
I will send shortly an update for all Cemetery projects in progress.
Bessarabian Databases. Updates:
---Bessarabia Revision Lists. December 2015 Update. Four sets of records
are ready: Orgeev, Merchants, 1859, different towns, Merchants, 1859,
Gancheshty (Kotovsk), 1835 and Kishinev Merchants, 1859.
The records will be sent to JewishGen at the end of December of 2015, and at
some point in 2016 be available at the Romanian/Bessarabian database.
If any of our members want to get a set records before that, that is
possible to do for a donation of $100 to Bessarabia SIG General fund. For
that you can get a whole list of town set of records and also if interested
a copy of a page of original Revision in Russian with your ancestors.
---Podolia Revision List project, administered by Ukraine SIG, our
Bessarabian team completed 1033 records for the towns in Moldova: Rashkov,
Camenka, several shteitlakh. Thanks to all translators who helped.
---Database "Jews involved in public life in Bessarabia" was updated and now
include 935 records for Jews who held public positions.
---New Database created: "List of Surnames in 19th century Revision Lists
for Bessarabia". It has about 6100 surnames >from 98000 Revision Lists. You
can see a the whole list of Surnames and also list of surnames by towns in
Bessarabia. Thanks a lot to Harvey Kabaker and Ariel Parkansky for great
Family Memoirs. New addition: Kishinev Cousins, written by Shmuel Fisher
Additional Reading. New addition: A series of articles from
Euxeinnos(2014), entitled: "Moldova: A Borderland's Fluid History"
Finally a new SECTION to the website ==Wall of Honor== was created to
celebrate and recognize our volunteers, to show what tremendous job they are
doing for our community. I do not have enough words to show my appreciation
to them! We have just started to put the names at the Wall of Honor. First
twenty names you can find at Bessarabia SIG website / Wall of Honor section.
If you know our volunteers, see them in your towns, or at the conferences,
please thank them >from all our Bessarabian community. Our thanks to Ala
Gamulka who is coordinating the project and to Ariel Parkansky for technical
support for the new section.
Send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of how to
make our Bessarabia group better.
Thank you all,
Bessarabia SIG 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, China