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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
12946 Translation - Polish

6/14/2009 Exactly what are the payment instructions...address format, and to whom, please? View the post with its 1 response
12947 Translation - Other

6/14/2009 Translation please of this document from the Jewish community in Vilkomir which was presented by my grandfather, Israel Berkovitz, son of Chonan and Rachel, with his internal passport application. View the post with its 1 response
12948 Tombstone

6/14/2009 Deceased's name looks like Chiene Figel bat Yitzchak Leib and that she died in the month of Av 5682, age 47. Please confirm that this is correct and can the exact day in the month of Av be determined? Is there any other information of genealogical value on the gravestone? View the post with its 4 responses
12949 Tombstone

6/14/2009 Deceased's name looks like Chanoch ben Avraham and that he died in the month of Sivan 5667. Please confirm that this is correct and what is the exact day of Sivan on which he died? View the post with its 5 responses
12950 Tombstone

6/14/2009 Deceased is a female who died Mar. 3, 1919. Her father's Hebrew name was Shmuel Aba HaCohen. What is deceased's Hebrew name (it looks like it ends in yod-lamed)? View the post with its 1 response
12951 Tombstone

6/14/2009 Deceased's Anglo name looks like Maurice N. LICHTAU. Please confirm that LICHTAU is his surname. His Hebrew name looks like it could be Moshe ben Dovid, but please confirm (there may be another word after "Moshe", but before "ben"). Is there anything else of genealogical value on his gravestone? [Information not shown on this cropped image: he was born in 1901 and died in 1922; he was an Educator and Hebrew Scholar born in Palestine]. View the post with its 2 responses
12937 Translation - Polish

6/14/2009 Looking for verification and additional facts. I have better copy and extract of names and dates to verify and profession. contact me directly View the post, there are no responses
12938 Tombstone

6/14/2009 Can someone please translate this inscription? It is for the JOWBR project. In particular, the name and date of death are needed to properly index this photo. View the post with its 5 responses
12940 Translation - Polish

6/14/2009 I have a rough translation of this death registration of my ancestor but would be grateful for an accurate translation. For instance I understand that her son Moziek is recorded as an Arendarz (leaseholder / innkeeper?)but do not understand the meaning of the word before that. View the post, there are no responses
12941 Translation - Yiddish

6/14/2009 Translate Yiddish inscription to English. On the entrance pillar on the right hand side is my grandfathers name, Yehoshua Soroka. There are three words under his name which I would like translated from Yiddish into English. View the post with its 1 response
12877 Translation - German

6/14/2009 Picture taken during WW II. View the post with its 2 responses
12908 Translation - Yiddish

6/14/2009 I would like this letter translated into English. This is from Isaac Singer to his sons in the United States. View the post, there are no responses
12905 Sharing Document

6/14/2009 There are wondrous discoveries in the Hungarian vital records. This image is the birth record of Theodore Herzl, founder of Zionism, to Jacob Herzl and Jeanette Diamant on 2 May 1860 in Budapest. View the post, there are no responses
12920 Translation - Polish

6/14/2009 Translation of Birth Record of Bluma Sztain from Polish to English. View the post, there are no responses
12934 Translation - Polish

6/14/2009 Translate this birth record from Polish to English View the post with its 1 response
12935 Tombstone

6/14/2009 This is from Okopawa Street Cemetery, Warszawa. I've been told that it is the grave of Baruch ben Yehuda ha-levi BORENSTEIN, died 18 Feb 1889. Can SKS please tell me exactly what the Hebrew says? Is there any indication of age at death? TIA! View the post with its 6 responses
12924 Tombstone

6/10/2009 I would like to know the full given name of the deceased. View the post with its 5 responses
12925 Translation - Russian

6/10/2009 Exchange passport for Iankel Parkansky (Akkerman - 1868).

Need full details of the text
Thanks
View the post with its 3 responses
12926 Translation - Polish

6/10/2009 First half of my grandmother's departure document (2nd half to follow), in very poor condition. I'd like a translation of the categories at the top. I know some, like the date and name, but not most of the others. Her name was Estera Malka Abromowicz, but I'd like any help with just about everything else. View the post with its 3 responses
12927 Translation - Polish

6/10/2009 Second half of my grandmother's departure document (1st half also downloaded), in very poor condition. I'd like a translation of the categories at the top. I know some, like the date and name, but not most of the others. Her name was Estera Malka Abromowicz, but I'd like any help with just about everything else. View the post with its 1 response
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