Bessarabia Research Division: Update for the Month of May 2020 #bessarabia #ukraine

Yefim Kogan

Dear researchers,


Here is an update for the Bessarabia Research Division projects for the month of May 2020. 

See also at What's New at Bessarabia SIG website.


Bessarabian Databases. Updates:

-- Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in June/July of 2020. A number of Revision List sets are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Khotin, Bendery, Beltsy, etc,, see the progress at

There are already 5706 records already completed.

Special thanks to Claire Stuart, Yuriy Daylis, Alan Levine, Vladimir Bokser


Jewish Cemeteries. Progress:


  • Kishinev Jewish Cemetery. Photographing of Sector 1 is completed, and hopefully we will finish indexing, deciphering the inscriptions and going to send it in summer time to JOWBR.
  • Beltsy Jewish Cemetery. Next phase of photographing is done, and hopefully we will complete the rest and send to JOWBR soon.
  • Teleneshty Old and New Jewish Cemeteries. It appears that not all translations of the inscriptions were done right, and we have more images of tombstones from Joyce Field which were not included. There will be more new records added soon.
  • Vila Mariana Jewish Cemetery, San Paulo, Brazil. There are going to be some photos attached to records, and we will add them to JOWBR records.


Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or you want to help us in our projects.


Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan

JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators

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