Bessarabia group update for the month of April, 2021 #bessarabia #ukraine #records

Yefim Kogan

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the Bessarabia Division projects for the month of April 2021. 

See also at What's New at Bessarabia website.

Bessarabian Databases. April of 2021:

  • Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in July of 2021.  We completed already 4,193 records and more records are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Khotin, Beltsy, Akkerman, Skulyany, see the progress.
In my March update I gave you preview of a new set of records we were able to find, but again we need translators from Russian mostly, and probably also from Romanian to work on translations for
    - Vad Rashkov, 1835, 1848
    - Izmail, 1835, 1836
    - Kishinev, 1828, 1839, 1849, 1859
    - Ataki (Mogilevskie), 1835, 1836, 1849
    - Brichany, 1835
    - Lipkany, 1835
    - Skulyany,  1835, 1836
    - Khotin, 1835, 1836, 1850, 1851
    - Novoselitsa, 1835
    - Lomachinets, 1849- 1854
    - Orgeev, 1849
    - Teleneshty, 1851
    - colonies Mereshevka, Markuleshty, Vertuzhany, Lyublin 1848, 1851
    - Gansheshty, Konstantinovka, 1849, 1851
    - Aleksabdreby 1858-1859
    - Vadu-lui-Vlad 1858-1859

Also yesterday I reported several collections of Vital records from Khotin uezd. I hope that you might be interested in these new records too.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
  • Upgraded the inventory of all cemeteries in Bessarabia/Moldova. See the list from the cemetery section at the website or directly here.
Here is a few comments for the inventory list.  Last time it was updated with number of cemeteries -79.  Today, you see only 78...  why?
The reason is that after working on Vadu-lui-Vlad colony Jewish Cemetery, we discovered that it is located between Vadu-lui-Vlad and Dumbravitsa. It is a cemetery served two villages Vadu-lui-Vlad and Dombrovitsa.  But we had these TWO places on the cemetery list, because in different publications the cemetery name was different. and I removed one of them from inventory.  We have now Dumbrăviţa (Dumbrovitsa) / Vadu-lui-Vlad colony  in the inventory list.

We made some progress on Kishinev Jewish Cemetery, and our photographer completed a large sector #6, according to Burial registry book, it has about 3200 graves, but more that 1000 were not identified.  We will start working on deciphering inscriptions, and hope we will be able to  get more names into JOWBR probably in the summer-fall of this year.  There are couple more cemeteries we are working in May-June.

Please let us know if you have any questions or want to volunteer of translations projects.

Shabbat Shalom,
Yefim Kogan, Inna Vayner
JewishGen Bessarabia Group Leaders and Coordinators