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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
25762 Translation - Yiddish

1/23/2013 4:37 PM Be grateful if anyone is able to translate the message. Think it is yiddish but not sure. Believe this is the reverse of a New Year Greeting card. View the post with its 1 response
25763 Translation - Hebrew

1/23/2013 4:37 PM I am hoping to get a direct translation of the Hebrew in this document. Specifically, I'd like to know the following:

Groom's Hebrew name
Bride's Hebrew name
Any other text that is in Hebrew

Also, I am having a hard time reading the English town name listed on the line that says "Native of". It looks like it may say "Koopeshok". I am unsure as to what town this might refer to.

Thanks in advance!

Pete Tanner
Safety Harbor, FL
View the post with its 3 responses
25759 Do you recognize?

1/23/2013 4:37 PM This image is said to be of Yitzhak HAREL, son of Sarah PORTNOY of Rehovot. Israel. Sarah is the daughter of Yehuda and Chaya. Anschel Strauss is looking for relatives of this family, as Sarah's grandparent are said to have been Eliyahu BERZ and Ryfka nee GAFINOVITCH. Anschel's maternal line is GAFINOVITCH (GEFEN) from KUPISHUK (Kupiskis Lithuania). The photo was sent from Israel to the Strauss family by Sarah's brother, Yitzhak PORTNOY. Anyone with a connection to these families is urged to contact and confirm, correct or add to this information! Thank you. View the post, there are no responses
25760 Do you recognize?

1/23/2013 4:37 PM This is the writing found on the back of the photo of Yithak HAREL. See photo and description. View the post with its 1 response
25752 Tombstone

1/23/2013 4:36 PM I would appreciate it if someone would translate the Hebrew inscription into English.
Thank you in advance for your help.
View the post with its 1 response
25753 Tombstone

1/23/2013 4:36 PM This is a tombstone of Elia/Elias/Eliahu ALGAZE, born about 1855, died 20 Apr 1916 in New York City. He was born in Istanbul and came to the US in 1913. He probably died during the 1916/1917 flu epidemic. The writing on the tombstone is pretty deteriorated. The letters are Hebrew, however I believe that the language is Ladino. Anything you can translate would be greatly appreciated. With many thanks. Barbara Algaze, Algaze3@gmail.com View the post, there are no responses
25754 Tombstone

1/23/2013 4:36 PM #2 picture of tombstone of Elia/Elias/Eliahu ALGAZE. View the post, there are no responses
25755 Tombstone

1/23/2013 4:36 PM #3 picture of tombstone of Elia/Elias/Eliahu ALGAZE. View the post with its 1 response
25756 Translation - Yiddish

1/23/2013 4:36 PM Hello. This is from the 1902 NY Naturalization record of my relative Israel Berlin. Not sure if it's in Yiddish or Hebrew. Can anyone shed any light on this signature? I am wondering if the signature divulges any information as to his father/parents - anything. The American signatures underneath are of witnesses - please dismiss those. Thanks for looking. View the post with its 3 responses
25757 Translation - Yiddish

1/23/2013 4:36 PM This is a scan of the back of a photograph of an unknown person. All I know is that it of someone who is closely related or ancestral to me. I would be extremely grateful for any information (in the form of a translation - partial or otherwise) of any of the words here. View the post with its 1 response
25746 Translation - Hungarian

1/23/2013 4:36 PM A now-deceased relative filed these letters, which I believe make a claim for another relative who died earlier, probably in the Holocaust. I'd like to have a general sense of what the letter says, including the towns identified and any other people identified. View the post with its 4 responses
25747 Translation - Hebrew

1/23/2013 4:36 PM please help me find out about the Woloziner society my grandfather is buried here and came from vilna View the post with its 1 response
25740 Translation - Hebrew

1/23/2013 4:35 PM please translate so I can learn about Woloziner society and the town of origin View the post with its 2 responses
25741 Translation - Polish

1/23/2013 4:35 PM I would like a full translation or a summary of what this marriage record says. Of particular interest are the names and places mentioned in it. View the post with its 2 responses
25742 Translation - Polish

1/23/2013 4:35 PM I would like a full translation or a summary of what this marriage record says. Of particular interest are the names and places mentioned in it. View the post with its 1 response
25743 Translation - Polish

1/23/2013 4:35 PM I would like a full translation or a summary of what this marriage record says. Of particular interest are the names and places mentioned in it. View the post with its 1 response
25744 Tombstone

1/23/2013 4:35 PM בס"ד
CAN ANYBODY PLEASE HELP US
To get a PHOTO of a TOMBSTONE of
Yehuda Benyamin Ben Sholem Feivish haKohen

Buried in Section: I - Row: 9 - Plot: 17

at Cimitirul Evreiesc, Szilagyi Istvan Street,

Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
View the post with its 1 response
25745 Translation - Hungarian

1/23/2013 4:35 PM A now-deceased relative filed these letters, which I believe make a claim for another relative who died earlier, probably in the Holocaust. I'd like to have a general sense of what the letter says, including the towns identified and any other people identified. View the post with its 2 responses
25735 Tombstone

1/23/2013 4:34 PM I would like to learn the full translation of this inscription about my great-grandmother Sarah Wolinsky. View the post with its 1 response
25736 Translation - Other

1/23/2013 4:34 PM I need an English translation of this birth record, if anyone can read the Kurrent script. View the post with its 3 responses
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