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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
11629 Interpretation

4/13/2008 What town in Hungary was Henry born in? This was downloaded from a commercial website. They interpreted the town name as Epinerca. I can't find anything close to that on shtetlseeker and am hoping for some creative ideas. It is quite possible that this town is near Ungvar, Hungary (which is now in Ukraine under a different name.) For comparison purposess, you'll notice there is an "E" on the very bottom of the application "East" 63rd St. If you'd like an enlargement, please let me know.
Thanks!
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11631 Translation - German

4/13/2008 I'd like help with a translation from German to English of this death certificate of my ggg-grandmother Regina Moritz nee Metzger of Mainz, Germany. Thank you. View the post with its 2 responses
11632 Translation - Polish

4/13/2008 I need someone to please translate this leter that I just received from the Dukla Urzad Stanu Cywilnego in response to my request for certain birth and marriage information concerning my family members originally from this Polish town. Thank you. View the post with its 4 responses
11633 Photo Identification

4/13/2008 I would like to find out this persons name and where he came from,also I would like to contact any family.On the back are some names,La Verne Howel or Howells,Rt3 Morgan Cy Ky.Also Betty L Hendrix and Mary L Howells. View the post, there are no responses
11634 Tombstone

4/13/2008 According to the plan of Zilina's Jewish cemetery, this is the tombstone of my great, great, great grandfather - Josef Spanyol. Unfortunately the stone is a.) weathered, and b.) in Hebrew, so I am unable to read it. If some kind soul could translate, or at least pick out some of the words in the text, I would be extremely grateful!

NB: I appreciate that the contrast is not great on the picture, but this was the best shot we could manage, given the deteriorated nature of the stone.

Kind regards, Tom Spanyol
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11635 Interpretation

4/13/2008 Part of ship manifest for S.S.Brandenburg 17 Mar 1911. Filmus came from Pikow, Russia, but was born elsewhere. What is the town listed on the far right? View the post with its 4 responses
11638 Interpretation

4/13/2008 Please translate this birth record of Ruchel Bernstein. Thank you so much. View the post with its 2 responses
11639 Translation - Polish

4/13/2008 Could someone please translate this letter for me? I'm not sure if it's Polish or Yiddish, or either. It's a letter I just came across from my Uncle, Chaim-Dawid Minc or David Mintz, as he became known in America. Any help would be greatly appreciated! View the post with its 5 responses
11616 Tombstone

4/13/2008 Translation View the post with its 3 responses
11587 Tombstone

4/13/2008 Name of child and date of death if given View the post with its 3 responses
11588 Tombstone

4/13/2008 Tombstone of Meyer Silverstein who was killed by a train in 1905. Translated requested. View the post with its 3 responses
11589 Tombstone

4/13/2008 This lady died in New York at a great age. Translation requested. View the post with its 5 responses
11590 Tombstone

4/13/2008 Chayaleah wife of Ezra Chrzan died about 1909 and buried in Warsaw. She lived in Makow. View the post with its 4 responses
11591 Tombstone

4/13/2008 Translation requested. Louis Finkelstein died 1923. View the post with its 3 responses
11557 Tombstone

4/13/2008 Translate Hebrew View the post with its 10 responses
11531 Tombstone

4/13/2008 Tombstone located in Kings Park Jewish cemetery View the post with its 4 responses
11512 Translation - Polish

4/9/2008 AKT 846 Only Mojzesz Knobel birth record - Please translate Polish to English
Name of Father Leil Knobel - Any information as to where he came from before Lwow

Please translate all words, information , names of parents, grandparents - towns named - all notes written - everything available to be translated. middle name if any- in Uwaga "Notes" colummn there are a lot of words including the Father Leil Knobel - I would hope that they can be translated.
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11514 Translation - Polish

4/9/2008 Translation Polish to English all and any information tracing the family Bindig or Knobel- origin (from where?) of parents or maiden name of grandmother - May possibly show that child died 1885 - Uwaga (notes) column there is something about June 28, 1885 View the post with its 2 responses
11586 Translation - German

4/9/2008 This is written in the back of a school photo that can be also viewed in ViewMate. Please help to translate from German - is school name in there, and do you have information about the school or others in the photo. View the post with its 3 responses
11563 Photo Identification

4/9/2008 if these are Romanian men or Russian men.
I have family frpm Odessa, Russia (Minkowce) and Bucharest Romania (Tulcea)
thanks in advance
Kimberly Light
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