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22712 Translation - Polish

5/2/2012 4:43 PM This is a birth certificate of Icko Dawid Strazberger.I need from here:parents names and maiden name of the mother,ages of the parents,any dates that you can give me,and the profession of the parents.other details will be also appreciated.
I really need translation!
I'll very appreciate your help.
Thank you very much!
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22713 Translation - Polish

5/2/2012 4:43 PM Rough translation and extraction of all names, dates, places and relationships mentioned in the document. View the post with its 1 response
22709 Tombstone

5/2/2012 4:42 PM Retrieved the photo from a the blog of someone who photographed many gravestones in Thungen, Germany. My great-great grandfather's gravestone was among these but I cannot translate Hebrew. View the post with its 4 responses
22705 Translation - Polish

5/2/2012 4:41 PM Attached is the(somewhat unclear) 1825 death registration #18 of Chaja Szotten from Kalisz. If it is the Chaja I am researching, her father's name was Ephraim Fiszel, and her husband's name was Chanoch Henoch Szotten. I would appreciate as much information as possible from the document, including names and dates. If possible, a full translation would be appreciated.
Thanks
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22706 Translation - Polish

5/2/2012 4:41 PM Zgierz death registration 1863 #33 may be the death registration of Chaja Szifra Kohen nee Lewin who was the wife of the Rabbi of Zgierz Shalom Tzvi Kohen. There were a number of death registrations with people with very similar names within a few years, but I hope that this is the correct one. The father of the one I am researching was Yaakov Aaron Lewin, and her mother was Laia. I would appreciate any information including names and dates, and possibly a full translation.
Thanks
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22707 Translation - Polish

5/2/2012 4:41 PM This is Widawa 1857 birth # 23. I am researching a Yisrael the son of the Rabbi of Widawa Yitzchok Taubenblatt. If I understand correctly, this would appear to be the birth registration of an Icik (also Yitzchak), so it may not be the son of Yitzchok. I would appreciate any information about this document including names and dates.
Thanks
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22708 Translation - Yiddish

5/2/2012 4:41 PM Translation of yiddish/Hebrew on back of an old family picture. Your help is appreciated!! View the post with its 1 response
22696 Translation - Russian

5/2/2012 4:40 PM this is the inscription on the back of a photo of 3 unknown children; I think it is Russian. The top line is perhaps a date? Then there's something written below. View the post with its 1 response
22697 Translation - Yiddish

5/2/2012 4:40 PM back of family group photo from my grandmother's nephew in Mexico View the post with its 1 response
22698 Tombstone

5/2/2012 4:40 PM translation of the 2 headstones: my great-great grandmother, Sarah Holtzman on the right & my grandmother's sister, Fay Holtzman on the left. I would appreciate a translation of the Hebrew from both stones. Thank you. View the post with its 1 response
22699 Translation - Yiddish

5/2/2012 4:40 PM This is a partial postcard so I am not sure if there are words missing. I have been so fortunate to have two of my postcards translated. This is the last and I am hoping someone can help me figure out my searching. My grandfather's family, was evacuated in 1941 from Volochisk ahead of the Nazis. To this day, I have been trying to locate missing family members but am hindered by lack of children's surnames. I know they were alive in 1960. Thank you so much for your help! View the post with its 1 response
22640 Translation - Yiddish

5/2/2012 4:38 PM
This is a letter, written in Yiddish (or Hebrew, I suppose) to Moise Saltzman in Havana, Cuba. I think it was written by my great-uncle Joe Litman. Either written from Romania or the USA.
Other possible names:
Joe's family: sister Manea (husband Herman, son Charles), brothers Moise, Yankel, Boris, Harry...
Page 1 of 7. Will upload more.
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22641 Translation - Yiddish

5/2/2012 4:38 PM
This is in Yiddish, I think. Could be Hebrew.
A letter possibly from my Uncle Joe Litman, to Havana Cuba, Moise Saltzman.

Page 2 of 7. Will upload the rest.
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22652 Translation - Yiddish

5/2/2012 4:38 PM I'd like a translation of the writing on the back of this photo, and any information anyone might glean from it. Thank you very much. View the post with its 1 response
22639 Translation - Other

5/2/2012 4:37 PM
Hello, this is written on the back of a photo of Gizika/Zizi Litman to her Aunt & Uncle, Herman & Manea Cohn. I think Herman and Manea (my grandparents) were in Chernovitz at the time.
From the looks of the photo, Paul was her boyfriend or engaged? Hoping the text says something about that. She died in the Holocaust, at, I think, 16. She was in plays and acting, so he might have been a cast member in some play she was in. I think it's in Romanian. Might not be. Thank you!
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22578 Tombstone

5/2/2012 4:37 PM Hoping to learn any personal information such as names of parents, names of survivors if listed, date of birth, date of death, and original name given to person at birth (not the English version of the name). View the post with its 2 responses
22579 Tombstone

5/2/2012 4:37 PM Hoping to learn any personal information such as names of parents, names of survivors if listed, date of birth, date of death, and original name given to person at birth (not the English version of the name). View the post with its 1 response
22598 Translation - Russian

5/2/2012 4:37 PM A loose translation of this death record of Hinda SIEBORER is requested, please.
Thank you.
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22599 Translation - Russian

5/2/2012 4:37 PM A loose translation of this death record of Moszek BLUM is requested, please. I am especially interested in all names, dates, locations, witnesses, parents in order to determine the relationship of Moszek to my family.
Thank you.
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22577 Tombstone

5/2/2012 4:36 PM Hoping to learn any personal information such as names of parents, names of survivors if listed, date of birth, date of death, and original name given to person at birth (not the English version of the name). View the post with its 2 responses
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