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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
15496 Translation - Yiddish

6/6/2010 5:10 PM translation View the post, there are no responses
15467 Translation - Yiddish

6/6/2010 5:09 PM translate View the post with its 3 responses
15255 Translation - Russian

6/6/2010 5:00 PM Hello, I would like a transcription of what this document says. Thank-you very much. View the post with its 1 response
15179 Translation - Polish

6/6/2010 5:00 PM Page 2 of birth record of Majer Bretschneider. Please translate all of the information. See also page 1 of the ledger. Thanks!!! View the post, there are no responses
6410 Tombstone

6/6/2010 5:00 PM Gravestone of Meir David Loewy. I know that the inscription says that he is Meir Dovid son of Yitzchok, and that his mother's name was Rochel Leah, and that he is a Levite. What else does the inscription say? Thanks! View the post with its 2 responses
15565 Translation - Russian

6/2/2010 5:36 PM Please translate this document for me. Thanks. View the post with its 2 responses
15566 Do you recognize?

6/2/2010 5:36 PM This teacup has been passed down through our family for over a century. According to a piece of paper kept with the cup, the subject in the photo was Michael Czech, my great-great-grandfather. A similar cup features his wife, Rosalia Czech. He is identified on my G-Grandfather as a butcher.
I'm curious about any information I can get about how such cups were made and possibly narrow down the period in which they were made. These are obviously photos and not painted cups. How common were such cups? Was a particular tradition or event associated with the cups? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
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15563 Do you recognize?

6/2/2010 5:35 PM On the back of the photo written: Jojna Szarfharc.
We wish to know where and when Jojna was born? who was his wife? who were his children?
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15564 Translation - Russian

6/2/2010 5:35 PM I would like a translation of the marriage record of my gggg-grandparents to the fullest extent possible. Thank-you. View the post with its 2 responses
15553 Photo Identification

6/2/2010 5:35 PM Unknown little boy. The reverse of the photo says, in Yiddish: "This is a little picture of my brother. His name is Yisroel, named after my mother’s mother, Sharon."
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15554 Photo Identification

6/2/2010 5:35 PM I know this girl's name! It's Basia Michalovitch (spelling may be a little different). But I don't know how she fits in to the Levin family of Zagare or Papile. Her message on the back of the photo is addressed to her "cousin". If she belongs to your family perhaps we can make a link. View the post, there are no responses
15555 Photo Identification

6/2/2010 5:35 PM I think this might be a photo of my great uncle Harry Levin who was born in Lithuania.

But it may not be him, although he looks very much like a Levin!

He served in the British Army during the Boer War which could have been when this photo was taken.
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15556 Translation - Yiddish

6/2/2010 5:35 PM This is a letter from my late great-great-aunt Esther Tepper and her brother Jakób to their aunt Sadie Goldsmith in New York City, following the Holocaust. I believe they were writing to locate relatives, ask for financial and other help, and to share their experiences during the war. I would very much like to learn the content of the letter, particularly any family names and other unique details. View the post with its 2 responses
15547 Tombstone

6/2/2010 5:34 PM Please translate the gravestone into English. View the post with its 2 responses
15548 Tombstone

6/2/2010 5:34 PM Please translate this gravestone to English. View the post with its 1 response
15549 Translation - Russian

6/2/2010 5:34 PM Hoping for full translation -- I know practically nothing about this document View the post with its 1 response
15550 Photo Identification

6/2/2010 5:34 PM This group photo was probably taken in the Pittsburgh, PA vicinity around 1914. The man sitting in the front row who's labeled Nathan Weiner is my paternal grandfather. My grandfather and the three other people in the photo who are labeled were all residents of Pittsburgh's "Hill District" who had -fairly recently - come to the US from the Belarus region of Russia. ----- I'd like to identify more of the people in this photo, if possible. I'm also interested in learning what the group might represent. ------ It's possible that the whole group was composed of Hill District residents. ------ The (black?) ribbons that the people are wearing suggest to me that this could be some kind of memorial event / picnic. ------- I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who can help to identify this group or from anyone who recognizes any of the people in the photo.------ I've posted a larger version of the photo here: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/EQ2o7h9EiQE7gU8XDvxDcA?feat=directlink -
Thanks!
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15551 Photo Identification

6/2/2010 5:34 PM Does anyone recognise this lady? I think she may be a Harris/Levy/Zeligman connection. Presumably quite orthodox as that looks like a sheitel. Photo taken at Romanoff's Cinema Studios in London. View the post, there are no responses
15552 Photo Identification

6/2/2010 5:34 PM The subject of this photo has written a little verse in Yiddish on the back of it. He's signed his name in Yiddish, but also in English - B. Levin.
He probably came from Lithuania, but where the photo was taken is not known. The reverse is printed "Post card" "correspondence" and "address" which could mean it was taken in England - or other countries!
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15541 Translation - Polish

6/2/2010 5:33 PM Parents' names, especially maiden name of mother if present. View the post with its 1 response
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