On Sunday April 3, the JGSGB Bessarabia Special Interest Group (SIG) listened to an informal presentation by SIG member Gilda Bruckman. She introduced SIG members to a cemetery mapping project in process.  Her objective is to transpose data from the JewishGen Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery Project into an interactive Google map. The map will enable family history researchers to see at a glance how complete the research is for each cemetery’s data, as well as the location of each cemetery with a link to the JewishGen data for that cemetery.

The local Bessarabia SIG is for members of JGSGB with Jewish roots in the region historically known as Bessarabia, a former Gubernia (province) in the Russian Empire, which is now in the Republic of Moldova with two small parts in Ukraine. The group also covers Transnistria (Pridnestovie) / Republic of Moldova, a self-proclaimed territory on the left bank of Dniester River.

To learn more about becoming a member of JGSGB go to http://jgsgb.org/join/.

For information about upcoming JGSGB programs go to jgsgb.org.

For more information about the JGSGB Bessarabia SIG, please contact Yefim Kogan, JGSGB and JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Coordinator.

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