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Known Records Archives Contact Information

Known Records

The following are the known records in the archives and their location:

or #Microfilm
Status in JG Romania Database
Revision Lists (Census) 1835-1836; 1848-1853; 1855-1857 Moldova National Archives at Kishinev 134/2/22; 134/2/27; 134/2/142; 134/2/210; 134/2/337  
Revision Lists (Census) 1835 LDS Microfilms #2,359,827  
Revision Lists (Merchants) 1848 LDS Microfilms #2,361,559 Partially indexed (in progress)
Revision Lists (Middle Class) 1848 LDS Microfilms #2,361,559 Partially indexed (in progress)
Revision Lists (Additional) 1852 LDS Microfilms #2,361,559 Partially indexed (in progress)
Revision Lists (Merchants) 1854 LDS Microfilms #2,373,292 Indexed and searchable
Revision Lists (Middle CLass) 1854 LDS Microfilms #2,373,292 Indexed and searchable
Revision Lists (Additional) 1850-1855 LDS Microfilms #2,361,561 Partially indexed (in progress)
Revision Lists (Additional, registered in Moldavia/Romania) 1854, 1860 LDS Microfilms #2,373,292 Indexed and searchable
Duma Voters List 1906-1907 Bessarabskie Guberniskie Vedomosti / Library of Congress (US) #2004/3002 Indexed and searchable
Bessarabia Business Directory 1924 - - Indexed and searchable
Shoah Victims 1939-1944 Yad Vashem
(indexed and searchable)
US Immigration Records 1879-1960 Ellis Island Records
(indexed and searchable)

Archives Contact Information

Moldova National Archives at Kishinev

str. Gheorghe Asachi, Nr. 67-B
Chisinau 277028
Republica Moldova
Tel.: 00373-22-73-58-27
Tel.: 00373-22-72-97-93
Fax: 00373-22-73-58-36
website (romanian): Google Translate to English

Open 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:00. Closed Sat, Sun.

The archive is unable to undertake research requests by mail. Visit, or hire a private researcher. See Avotaynu XIII:2 (Summer 1997), p. 67.

Latter-Day Saints Church Microfilms (Family History Library)

The Mormons (LDS) microfilmed Revision Lists for all districts of Bessarabia (now in Moldova Republic and Ukraine) in 2003, at the Moldova State Archives in Chisinau (Kishinev). There are a total of 292 microfilms for Bessarabia, which can be ordered and viewed at any of the LDS Family History Centers, as well as at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City. Some microfilms contain all Jewish records; others may have only several images dedicated to Jews. Of the 292 microfilms of the Bessarabia Revision Lists, 30 definitely have Jewish records in them, and possible more. All of the lists are in the Russian language (Cyrillic alphabet).

To find a Family History Center go here
You can also view the microfilms or search the partially indexed database here

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem is the Jewish people's living memorial to the Holocaust. Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter.

Access the Yad Vashem site and search the Shoah Victims Database here

Or visit the museum :
Yad Vashem
The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
Har Hazikaron
P.O.B. 3477
Jerusalem 9103401 Israel

The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum stores a database of passengers and ships arrived to the Ellis Island with immigrants since 1875 to 1960.
The database is searchable by a lot of criteria including name, origin and birth/arrival years.

Access the Ellis Island site and search the US Passenger Lists Database here

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