Archival documents referring to Jewish roots in Moldova (formerly Bessarabia)
The first reference guide to read is “Jewish roots in Ukraine and Moldova. Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories”, book written by Miriam Weiner in 2000. It listed precise inventories of the vast Jewish materials in the Archive of Moldova, compiled in collaboration with Moldovan archivists.
But now this volume can be supplemented by recently discovered archival documents. Some go back to 1849, 1868, 1875 1910 and so on. Last year the Archive has received about 5000 personal folders of many victims of political repression, including many personal Jewish files from the Archive of State Security of Moldova. Now this records are being indexed.
I will also explain the ways to visit the National Archives and to obtain access to the documents.
We hope that in the near future all Moldovan Archives will have well functioning websites and first-class specialists will begin digitizing our rich archival inventories for presenting them on-line so every person can trace family roots in Moldova.