We still hope that most or some of the cemetery remains intact.
The images and inscriptions will be provided to JewishGen so that researchers can obtain the information free of charge on the JOWBR website.
Key AudiencesThis project will allow Bessarabian, Moldovan, Ukrainian family history researchers to create or fill gaps in their family trees and learn something about their families' Jewish heritage. Where vital records may no longer exist, cemetery records are often the only remaining evidence of a person's life.
Project ImportanceThis project will expand the JOWBR database by approximately 1,000-2000 tombstones for this major town of Lipkani, Khotin district, Republic of Moldova (Transnistria).
Project DescriptionThe photographs will be taken by Serghey Daniliuk.
Our volunteers at the JewishGen Bessarabia SIG will verify each record against the photographs, and make necessary corrections and move the records into the JOWBR template.
Finally, the records with linked photographs will be integrated into the JOWBR database.
Estimated CostThe cost is $40 per 100 images. Cost for travel to Lipkani — $150 + cost for a hotel for 1-2 nights (probably another $80-100).
Depending on how many tombstones remain, it may cost from $700 to $1200.
Please click here if you can contribute to this project.
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG
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