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21932 Interpretation

3/4/2012 4:13 PM I found this in a old sefer. it seems to me its some sort of iron on because the letters are backwards. Any ideas? View the post with its 1 response
21929 Translation - Polish

3/4/2012 4:13 PM this is what i think it says:

This happened in village of Krasnosielc , 27th of November, 1903.
……Labe Benem Penica, 30 years old , this Krasnosielc in the presence
of witnesses, Benyamin Goldstein, trader 49 years old, and David
Raking, Trader 56 years old. Announce in this Krasnosielc
?????? born in this Krasnosielc 20th of November, 1903 , 5 AM Shayna
born Sheiman, 30 years old to the little child doing circumcision gave
the name Nucham. This was told to the father and witnesses Red ? and
David Raking signed, the rest call themselves illiterate.
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21926 Translation - Russian

3/4/2012 4:12 PM Could you help me read this wedding Document: here is what i do know:

From this marriage was present under the agreement published in
Krasnolselski Jewish synagogue. Especially, 14 or 20th 1st of
November last year. Newly wed announced their premarriage agreement
that was religiously made by Rabbi of Krasnolslki village, Shlomo
Preslasort. This agreement was read by Rabbi and a 2nd witness
signed& the rest announced themselves illiterate. David Raking,
Rabbie Sholomo Breger
this civil ceremony. (cannot read this something to do with civil
ceremony)
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21927 Translation - Polish

3/4/2012 4:12 PM this is what i think i know about this:

This is taking place in Krasnosielc 20th December 1899. 2:00 (Alex
cannot read addition on side of page) received from Benyamin
Goldstein, he is a student of 48 years old and David Raking, trader 52
years old Krasnosielc with the purpose of announcement that yesterday
at 8:00 in the evening, in the village of Krasnosielc passed away
Sura Ryfka Penica. And left daughter Shmula Komerchersk , the
first name and last name of mother are unknown. Left after her
husband Dale??? Penica and they will make a note in this book Sura
Ryfka Penica this entire act was read David Raking signed and other
witnesses are illiterate.
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21928 Translation - Russian

3/4/2012 4:12 PM this is what i think i know:

Taking place …………….1899…………..10AM Yevelesk Monants??? Penica, trader
28 years old in Krasnosielc
Done in the presence of Beyamina Goldstein and …. And Rabbi ???and
David Raking, trader 52 years old. Mordka Eliia Penica
…………..baby male announce that he was born 4th of April, today, 9:00
in the morning
(Alex just cannot read this

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This is taking place in Krasnosielc, 20th of April 1899. 10:00 in the
morning. I see personally Abram Mynich?? Penica. He is 27 years old
(Alex is not sure if the 2 in 27 is correct) in Krasnosielc in the
presence of Benyamin Goldistiein , 50?? Years old and David Raking,
trader, 52 years old. In the morning and his wife Hana, which was
born in Babrik Baby under circumcision was given the name Juda
Akshay. Witnesses………..David Raking other witnesses are illiterate
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21923 Translation - Other

3/4/2012 4:11 PM What is the 'Last Residence' (Column 9) for Joseph Kaminer, line 18? View the post with its 2 responses
21924 Tombstone

3/4/2012 4:11 PM The translation of the Hebrew on the tombstone View the post with its 1 response
21925 Tombstone

3/4/2012 4:11 PM Translation of the Hebrew on the tombstone. View the post with its 2 responses
21920 Translation - Yiddish

3/4/2012 4:10 PM Hi:

I need to translate this writing. It was in the back of an old picture. May contain info on who the person is.

Thanks a lot!
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21921 Translation - Yiddish

3/4/2012 4:10 PM This is the back of a greeting card for new year sent to my grandparents in 1928.
Please help me determine what it says.

Thanks!
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21922 Tombstone

3/4/2012 4:10 PM I would appreciate a translation of the Hebrew.

Thank you.
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21916 Translation - Polish

3/4/2012 4:09 PM LDS microfilm record. View the post with its 1 response
21917 Tombstone

3/4/2012 4:09 PM Hello.

This photograph was taken in the 1940's and is of the headstone from the grave of the sister of my great grandmother. The grave is located in a cemetery in California, but the deceased immigrated to the U.S. from Romania.

I would appreciate receiving a translation of the inscription.

Thank you very much.
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21918 Translation - Hebrew

3/4/2012 4:09 PM This document was found in a stack of old family documents. I have no idea what it is.

I would very much appreciate a translation of as much as may be possible.

Thank you very much.
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21919 Photo Identification

3/4/2012 4:09 PM This old photograph has no identifying information and no family members are recognizable. It has been a mystery in my family for many years.

I would be interested in whatever conclusions might be drawn about the subjects, the location, the era, and the like.

Thank you in advance for your thoughts.
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21911 Do you recognize?

3/4/2012 4:08 PM I am trying to learn if this Lipsko Synagogue is still standing, and any knowledge of Synagogues in Lipsko.

Thank you,

Irv Hecker
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21868 Translation - Other

3/4/2012 4:07 PM This is supposedly a photo of my mother's grandfather but I do not know if it is my mother's maternal or paternal. I would like to know what is written on the back to learn where this was taken. I have another photo uploaded of my maternal grandmother which has the same/similar markings on the back. Thank you. View the post with its 1 response
21877 Photo Identification

3/4/2012 4:07 PM This rather poor photo, sent to me by a relative, has no identifying marks on the back. I believe it to be members of the Lechtman family of Krasnoe, Podolia, now Ukraine, but I have no idea what year it could be. Can anyone give me an educated guess as to the approximate year? Identification of the people is partially dependant on whether the photo is from 1865 or 1905, or anywhere in between.

Is it traditional for husbands to stand behind their wives, and if so, can I assume that the left-hand man and woman, and the central man and woman, are couples? The older couple in the first row seem more traditional, as does the man behind them.

I would appreciate any help/comments anyone can give. Thank you.
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21904 Translation - Russian

3/4/2012 4:07 PM I would like to get all the names, dates and places please. View the post with its 1 response
21862 Translation - Russian

3/4/2012 4:06 PM ANY AND ALL INFORMATION REGARDING THE FAMILIES MENTIONED ... WITNESSES, PARENTS, ETC. ETC. IDENTIFYING INFO, FAMILY INFO, PLACE INFO....ETC. ETC. I REALIZE I PROBABLY DUPLICATED SEVERAL OF THE IMAGES, IN ORDER TO GET ALL OF THE PAGE SUBMTTED. View the post, there are no responses
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