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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
22937 Translation - Yiddish

5/23/2012 4:11 PM please accurate translation from yddish : this text is back of a photo taken in Poland before the war View the post with its 1 response
22938 Tombstone

5/23/2012 4:11 PM Would like a translation of the non-english portions of the tombstone. Thanks. View the post with its 3 responses
22939 Translation - Hebrew

5/23/2012 4:11 PM Interested in Hebrew name for individual believed to be Scheinché/Changen/Jeanette MOYSE, meaning daughter of Moyse. View the post with its 2 responses
22935 Translation - Russian

5/23/2012 4:11 PM partial translation - please translate the vocation of the new father of the baby boy, i.e. Sucher Hecker's vocation.

Thank you very much,

Irv Hecker, D.Sc.
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22933 Tombstone

5/23/2012 4:10 PM Please translate the Hebrew on this headstone for Boruch KALINA who died in 1919. It is in Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.
Thank you.
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22934 Tombstone

5/23/2012 4:10 PM Please translate the Hebrew on this headstone for Isaac KALINA in Mt. Judah Cemetery, Queens, NY.
Thank you.
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22926 Translation - Yiddish

5/23/2012 4:10 PM My new-found cousins have photos with Yiddish on the back. Thanks! View the post with its 1 response
22928 Translation - Yiddish

5/23/2012 4:10 PM A corner of this postcard of Gustavo Mosion? had this yiddish paragraph. Thanks for your help. View the post with its 1 response
22919 Translation - Other

5/23/2012 4:09 PM My great-grandmother's passport, image 3. Not sure what the language is. She was originally intended to travel with her 4 children, but 1 daughter died in a fire just before they were to leave for the U.S., which is why 5 is crossed out & there's a big red 4. I would so appreciate translation & help with the handwritten entries. Thank you. View the post with its 1 response
22920 Translation - Russian

5/23/2012 4:09 PM My great-grandmother's passport, image 4. I think this portion is in Russian & I'd appreciate help with the translation & handwritten entries. Thank you! View the post with its 1 response
22921 Translation - Russian

5/23/2012 4:09 PM My great-grandmother's passport, image 5. I believe this is also Russian. I'd appreciate help with the translation & the handwritten entries. Thank you so much! View the post with its 1 response
22542 Translation - Polish

5/23/2012 4:01 PM I would like a direct translation in English. I am resubmitting this because I asked for a Russian translation the first time. I think this is for Jankel Kohen.

Thank you
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22173 Do you recognize?

5/23/2012 4:01 PM if anybody knows about this two people(Strul and Brana Sacagiu),please respone! even if it will be wrong.They died in the Holocaust.Thank you very much for your attention. View the post, there are no responses
21619 Translation - Russian

5/23/2012 4:00 PM This is the death record of my Great Grandfather. I have run into a discrepancy with another document regarding the widow's (Chana's) maiden name. I would appreciate another best opinion.

Thank you very much.

Irv Hecker, D.Sc.
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22930 Tombstone

5/20/2012 4:20 PM I would like the non-english portions of the gravestone to be translated. Thanks. View the post with its 3 responses
22931 Translation - Polish

5/20/2012 4:20 PM Looking for all possible details of Akt#259 b 1866 of Szajna Czarna MAGNES of Plock. This may be a late registration, so actual birth date is significant. Would appreciate all possible information about parents, ages, occupations, where living etc. as well as witnesses.
Thank you.
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22932 Translation - Polish

5/20/2012 4:20 PM Looking for all possible details of Akt#24 M 1863 of Szena Czarna ZAUER and Symcha Binem WIDAWSKI of Plock. Is she a widow? Would appreciate all possible information about parents, ages, occupations, where living etc. as well as for witnesses.
Thank you.
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22929 Translation - Yiddish

5/20/2012 4:18 PM Looking for word for translation from Yiddish to English to confirm what Google Translate is telling me. View the post with its 2 responses
22922 Tombstone

5/20/2012 4:17 PM What I can read with reasonable confidence in the Hebrew is:

Here lies ??? Shimen Mordechai son of David who died at the age of three ??? 5666.

Any help in filling the gaps is appreciated.

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22923 Interpretation

5/20/2012 4:17 PM Surname associated with Viktor Jacob (right) and his mother Sara (line 5). View the post with its 6 responses
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