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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
23005 Do you recognize?

5/27/2012 4:42 PM The man fifth from the left is Nathan Berman - do you recognize any other individuals in this picture? View the post with its 1 response
23002 Translation - Hebrew

5/27/2012 4:41 PM This is a birth record of Mayer Hertz. His father was Leib or Levy Hertz. *His* father is given in other records as Hertz Lion. However, the Hebrew signature in this document does not appear to be Leib or Levy bar Hershel -- and I believe the only male Jewish signator of this document was Leib Hertz. Perhaps it was Naftali? View the post with its 2 responses
23003 Translation - Yiddish

5/27/2012 4:41 PM This is city map from Yizkor Book 'Pinkas Navaredok'. I am searching for the intersection of Karelitz and Shinezitz streets. Is the red mark correctly located? Thanks! View the post with its 4 responses
22998 Tombstone

5/27/2012 4:40 PM Would appreciate a translation of inscription for Harris. Thanks in advance. View the post with its 3 responses
22999 Tombstone

5/27/2012 4:40 PM Would appreciate a translation of inscription for Goodman. Thanks in advance. View the post with its 2 responses
23000 Translation - Russian

5/27/2012 4:40 PM This is the rear side of a photo taken near Slonim. I need translation, please. I think it's russian. View the post with its 1 response
22995 Tombstone

5/27/2012 4:39 PM Could a very kind person please translate the Hebrew inscription of this headstone of my great grandfather's brother, Reuben Cohen? They came from the Ukraine in the early 1900s and settled in London.

Thanks,
Robyn from Sydney, Australia
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22996 Tombstone

5/27/2012 4:39 PM This is the headstone for my Great-Great Grandfather, Sye Weiss, in Washington cemetery, Brooklyn. His death certificate gives his occupation as Rabbi.

I'm reading his Hebrew name as Yehoshua Menachem bar Moshe Weiss. I believe I've translated the date of death as the 21st day of Iyyar, 5666.

I can pick out a few words (Brooklyn?) but can use help interpreting the rest.

Thanks.
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22997 Tombstone

5/27/2012 4:39 PM This is the headstone of my Great-Great Grandmother, Betty Weiss in Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn. She is buried next to her husband, Sye Weiss, who I think may have been a Rabbi.

I'm reading her Hebrew name as Chaya Baila bat Robair Chiam, and I know she died on the secular date of 28 Sep 1910.

I can use help with the rest of the stone. Thanks!
View the post with its 5 responses
22993 Tombstone

5/27/2012 4:38 PM I would appreciate help translating the Hebrew into English. Thanks, Rachel View the post with its 2 responses
22994 Interpretation

5/27/2012 4:38 PM I would appreciate help with couple of words I can't make out

Left side reads:
Burial
Aug 8/87
Aronson

Center reads:
A. Aronson died on the eighth day of August one thousand eight hundred eighty seven + was buried on the following day - aged xxxxx xxxxx

Witnesses

Samuel Marks
Rabbi of Temple Emanu-el


I'm interested in the 2? words that appear after 'aged'

thanks
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22992 Translation - Hebrew

5/27/2012 4:37 PM This is the estate of the deceased Chajim Jizchak Hollender (d. 1789). Can anybody translate? View the post with its 1 response
22985 Translation - Hebrew

5/27/2012 4:34 PM This either a photo of my Great Grandfather Jacob Aaron or his father, possibly Moshe or Moses.

Please translate
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22986 Translation - Yiddish

5/27/2012 4:34 PM This is a picture of my Grandfather's brother Jacob Wilhelm and his wife.

This may be partially translated by my Grandfathers handwriting or is my Uncle's note.

Please translate. Thank you
View the post with its 2 responses
22984 Translation - Polish

5/27/2012 4:33 PM Please translate the name of this woman View the post with its 1 response
22981 Do you recognize?

5/27/2012 4:32 PM I wish to know the identity if possible - still believe they are related to the Fierers, Blumenthals or Linkers.
The Linkers and Fierers were from Vistysis -
Unsure of where the Blumenthals were from at this time. - thank you for taking the time to view this photo.
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22982 Translation - Yiddish

5/27/2012 4:32 PM The Neufeld family owned a General Store in McKeesport, Pennsylvania with additional relatives in NYC.The Wilhelm family lived in Sosnoweic, Poland and were related by marriage to the Neufeld family. This was found in the effects of my Grandfather and the photo on the front is of two Unknown Gentlemen wearing fashionable suits. View the post with its 1 response
22976 Translation - Hungarian

5/27/2012 4:31 PM I would appreciate a translation of this postcard, from my great uncle to my grandfather in Leipzig. Hoping to learn info about the family during this period. This is side one of two. Thank you! View the post with its 2 responses
22977 Translation - Hungarian

5/27/2012 4:31 PM I would appreciate a translation of this postcard, from my great uncle to my grandfather in Leipzig. Hoping to learn info about the family during this period. This is side two of two. Thank you! View the post with its 1 response
22980 Do you recognize?

5/27/2012 4:31 PM This picture has no name or date. A beautiful woman must have a name - does anyone recognize this photo? 1920s perhaps in Chicago.

View the post with its 1 response
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