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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
15719 Tombstone

6/20/2010 5:08 PM I would like to have the inscription translated to English. View the post with its 3 responses
15720 Tombstone

6/20/2010 5:08 PM I would appreciate a translation of the gravestone inscription.
Thank you
View the post with its 3 responses
15656 Translation - Yiddish

6/20/2010 5:00 PM translation View the post with its 1 response
15607 Interpretation

6/20/2010 5:00 PM this is an enlargement detail of 15514 View the post, there are no responses
15590 Translation - Other

6/20/2010 5:00 PM This is Ruchlja Teper born to my great great grandparents. What were they employed as? Are their grandparents' names mentioned and what town were they born in? thanks Helena View the post with its 1 response
15514 Interpretation

6/20/2010 5:00 PM I found this image in family album.
No other info.
Can someone tell me what the scene represents and how I can use it to research further information on the scene and the people in it.
The man on the right is my grandfather.
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15717 Interpretation

6/16/2010 4:15 PM Column in Ellis manifest, as to where the family is going upon arrival. Help in deciphering first name of the individual. Is it Schmuel, or a similar spelling for Schmuel. Or maybe Shlomie, or another possible first name i can't think of? Thank you. View the post with its 3 responses
15715 Translation - Yiddish

6/16/2010 4:14 PM This is page one of a two-page letter that was sent to my paternal grandmother Rose EINBUND in Pittsburgh in 1948. It may be from her half sister (or step sister) Raya Ainbund in Russia. I'd like to have the letter translated from Yiddish to English. Page two is Viewmate # 15716 ------- Thank You!! View the post, there are no responses
15716 Translation - Yiddish

6/16/2010 4:14 PM This is page two of a two-page letter that was sent to my paternal grandmother Rose EINBUND in Pittsburgh in 1948. It may be from her half sister (or step sister) Raya Ainbund in Russia. I'd like to have the letter translated from Yiddish to English. Page one is Viewmate # 15715 ------- Thank You!! View the post, there are no responses
15704 Tombstone

6/16/2010 4:14 PM I would like a translation of this tombstone. Thanks View the post with its 2 responses
15705 Tombstone

6/16/2010 4:14 PM I would like a translation of this tombstone. Thanks View the post with its 3 responses
15690 Translation - Russian

6/16/2010 4:11 PM This is a birth record from my GGF Chaim Rolnicki
Can someone help me translate and retrieve the info. from this document Names, Dates, Places, Thanks
View the post with its 1 response
15692 Tombstone

6/16/2010 4:11 PM I would be very greatful if someone was able to translate the Hebrew inscription for my ggf and ggm. The stone is in Har Jahuda outside Philadelphia.

Thank you all in advance.
View the post with its 2 responses
15685 Translation - Polish

6/16/2010 4:10 PM Seeking passport translation View the post with its 1 response
15686 Translation - Polish

6/16/2010 4:10 PM Seeking passport translation -- have been advised that part of this document may be in Hungarian as well as Polish.

View the post with its 1 response
15687 Translation - Russian

6/16/2010 4:10 PM I'm interested in seeking a translation of record #15, which I believe is my Great Grandfather's wedding record. I'm also interested in the names of the months which have been written at the top of columns 5 and 6. View the post with its 1 response
15688 Translation - Yiddish

6/16/2010 4:10 PM I would love to know what this message says!

This is the back of a very old family photograph. The front photograph features a man, his wife and their 5 children standing next to a house. Our best guess dates it to Lithuania in the mid/late 1800s.
View the post with its 1 response
15689 Translation - Russian

6/16/2010 4:10 PM This is a dead certificate from my GGF Berek Rolnicki
Can someone translate it for me the Names Dates Places in this documents
Thanks
Abraham Rolnitsky
View the post with its 1 response
15680 Tombstone

6/16/2010 4:09 PM Can anyone help me with translating this tombstone? I've managed to decipher the Hebrew name (I think) as Brindel bat Hanan. Would really love to have the date of death as well as any other info I'm missing.

Thank you so much!
View the post with its 3 responses
15681 Translation - Hebrew

6/16/2010 4:09 PM Would appreciate a translation of a 1916 Newark, NJ ketubah for Sam (Schlomo) Fogel and Fanny (Feige Breina) Fogel, especially details of parents and witnesses if possible. This may be Aramaic if not totally in Hebrew.
Thank you for your help.
Mady Land
New York
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