The historical name for a region in Eastern Europe. The area on the Black Sea between the Dniester River on the north and east, and the Prut River on the west which is now split by the border between Ukraine and Moldova.

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Finding records about Germans from Russia (Bessarabia)

Many of my German ancestors seem to have come from a place called Plotzk, Bessarabia. They ended up in South Dakota, many in Parkinston, Hutchinson County, SD. Here are some examples of a few of ...