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Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 1/23/2013 4:36 PM
Family Surname: Berlin
Country: Lithuania
Town: Seirijai
Date of Image: 1902
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Hello. This is from the 1902 NY Naturalization record of my relative Israel Berlin. Not sure if it's in Yiddish or Hebrew. Can anyone shed any light on this signature? I am wondering if the signature divulges any information as to his father/parents - anything. The American signatures underneath are of witnesses - please dismiss those. Thanks for looking.

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1/23/2013 8:20 PM Appears to be simply a name:
Yisroel Berlin.


1/23/2013 8:51 PM To me, Julie, the signature seems like a mixture of block and
cursive letters. All I can make out is the bottom signature which
seems to be Israel Berlin. The lameds in yisraeL and berLin
look like block letters. So does the alef in yisrAel. Do you know
how old he was at the time? Maybe he was still a schoolboy.
Bruce Fetter
1/23/2013 9:07 PM In the top image at right, it looks like he was trying to write Yisrael Berlin from memory and got it wrong ("Yisraelin"). Just to the left, another person wrote Yisrael (almost correctly) Berlin and perhaps added his name underneath. The bottom signature is a more accurate attempt at Yisrael Berlin.

Harvey Kabaker
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