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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
23093 Tombstone

6/6/2012 4:31 PM Translation from Hebrew to English. View the post with its 2 responses
23086 Translation - Hebrew

6/6/2012 4:30 PM We think tis is a marriage notice of my Grandfather"s brother.

Please translate
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23031 Translation - Polish

6/6/2012 4:30 PM Direct Translation.

Thanks.

Gloria Golden
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23032 Translation - Polish

6/6/2012 4:30 PM Direct Translation.

Thanks.

Gloria Golden
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22510 Translation - German

6/6/2012 4:29 PM hi,
thank you for your help - I would like to know about the writing on the left and if anythign except Temesvar can be made out on the lower left side of the portrait.
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22511 Translation - Hungarian

6/6/2012 4:29 PM Hi,
There is some writing on the back of these four photos. I would love to know waht they say. Thank you very much,
Marissa
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15829 Translation - Russian

6/6/2012 4:28 PM Please translate #8 into English View the post with its 1 response
23027 Translation - Russian

6/6/2012 4:25 PM the names of all family members View the post with its 1 response
23084 Translation - German

6/3/2012 4:42 PM Transcription and translation would be much appreciated.
Link to original: http://www.landesarchiv-bw.de/plink/?f=1-440394-75
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23085 Translation - Yiddish

6/3/2012 4:42 PM Please translate what it says on the flag. View the post with its 1 response
23082 Tombstone

6/3/2012 4:42 PM Might someone please help translate line five?

This picture accompanies my posting "Deciphering 1923 Gravestone of Great-Great Aunt."

Lines three and four state - Mrs. Rochel Leah bat Mr. Shaarya.

The next line is baffling my Rabbis, my genealogist, and my dictionary. Not sure if it's a name, or a colloquialism, or a transliteration, or an engraver error.

We understand that if the latter half were to be "Keet'ohm," that might mean something like - was once a twin? And if the latter half were Bat Ohm, that might mean in some colloquial fashion - daughter and mother?
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23081 Do you recognize?

6/3/2012 4:41 PM What city might this be? To the best of my knowledge, my family lived in small towns - which wouldn't have had such imposing buildings?

The people most closely associated with this photo actually lived in Rzesow, Poland. But wouldn't the signage have been in Polish, if that is where this was taken. (Or would it?)

Any other observations or input would be most appreciated as I have no identifying information whatsoever about this photo.

Many thanks.
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23077 Translation - German

6/3/2012 4:41 PM This birth record of Baruch (parents Shifre Ast and Jacob Elias Weisstein) is in German and/or Polish. I have indicated on the page what I know or infer.
Please translate the unknown words or columns listed on the document. I can send you a larger size if needed, or the scan of the original page.
Thank you.
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23078 Translation - German

6/3/2012 4:41 PM This birth record of Simon (parents Josef Ast and Riwke Rose) is in German and/or Polish. I have indicated on the page what I know or infer.
Please translate the unknown words or columns listed on the document. I can send you a larger size if needed, or the scan of the original page.
Thank you.
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23079 Translation - German

6/3/2012 4:41 PM This birth record of Hudy - not sure of the name (parents Moses Weintraub and Rachel Kamer) is in German and/or Polish. I have indicated on the page what I know or infer. JRI-PL index has her name as Hudy Kamerling, I am not sure why.
Please translate the unknown words or columns listed on the document. I can send you a larger size if needed, or the scan of the original page.
Thank you.
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23075 Tombstone

6/3/2012 4:40 PM This is a Tombstone in the Stavishche, Ukraine cemetery. There is a Hebrew inscription on top, and then I believe there is Russian below. View the post with its 1 response
23074 Translation - Russian

6/3/2012 4:39 PM This is a tombstone from the Stavishche, Ukraine cemetery. I think it is in Russian. View the post with its 2 responses
23073 Translation - German

6/3/2012 4:38 PM This is a certificate of attesting to something about my father's birth in Potok Zloty. Besides the translation, I would appreciate knowing what it's significance could be.
Thanks
Milton Koch
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23068 Translation - Polish

6/3/2012 4:37 PM Good morning everybody,

I need your help to translate this letter from polish to english.
This text was writen by my ancestors Jankiel and Ruchla Grauzam.

Best regards
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23071 Interpretation

6/3/2012 4:37 PM My husband's great-great-grandfather, Scholam Goldberg, immigrated to NYC in 1887. The passenger list I have attributed to him lists him as "Schlomo Goldberg" and his place of origin as "Vilna" or present day Vilnius, Lithuania. This fits well with the family story that Scholam met his wife, Bella Blumenson, when he rented a room from her family. The Blumensons were also from Lithuania (Kovno aka Kaunas).

I recently discovered a US passport application which I'm 99% sure belongs to Scholam Goldberg. The immigration information is correct, the address is correct and the age is correct. Even the signature looks right to me. The only puzzling piece is the birth place. It looks like "Kuisk, Russia" but I can't figure out where that is. There is a Kursk, Russia pretty far south of Lithuania, closer to the Black Sea. Any other ideas of where Kuisk might be?
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