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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
20160 Tombstone

9/18/2011 6:19 PM I am hoping for a translation of the Hebrew inscription on this tombstone. The man's name is William Broodno. His name originally was Sisel Welvel Brudno from Smorgon/Smarhon, Belarus. I believe his father was Samuel.

Thank you in advance for your help,
Beth Broodno Downing
bethdowning@windstream.net
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20161 Tombstone

9/18/2011 6:19 PM I am hoping for a translation of the Hebrew inscription on this tombstone. This man is Leon Greenberg; he was from Romania - I believe from the town of Braila.

Thank you so much for your help,

Beth Broodno Downing
bethdowning@windstream.net
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20162 Tombstone

9/18/2011 6:19 PM I am hoping for a translation of the Hebrew inscription on this tombstone. This woman was Bertha Greenberg. Her maiden name was Weiss, and I believe she was from the town of Yassy/Iasi in Romania.

Thank you so much for your help,

Beth Broodno Downing
bethdowning@windstream.net

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20163 Translation - Yiddish

9/18/2011 6:19 PM This postcard was sent to my SZEJN family in NYC from pre-WWII Paris. The family name of the people on the photo is Lejzerovicz, and they hail from Poland (most likely Warsaw) I would appreciate a loose translation of the text to help me determine their relationship to my family View the post with its 1 response
20164 Translation - Russian

9/18/2011 6:19 PM Can you help me read this? I had trouble making it larger. I hope you can see it.
It is from the Kherson archives in response to my family search.
Thanks.
Eileen
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20159 Translation - Hebrew

9/18/2011 6:18 PM I would love if someone can please translate this...is it a list of the names of people in the picture?? Thank you in advance..... View the post with its 4 responses
20157 Translation - Yiddish

9/18/2011 6:17 PM Translate Yiddish on back of Photo. Photo is picture of a two story building in construction View the post with its 1 response
20153 Translation - Yiddish

9/18/2011 6:17 PM This postcard was send to my SZEJN/SCHEIN family in NYC from Poland. I would appreciate a loose translation from Yiddish to be able to determine whether the author of the card (Ania? Wiesiew) is a previously unknown relative or just a friend.

Thank you very much
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20154 Translation - Yiddish

9/18/2011 6:17 PM A letter from my great-grandfather Irmen Raik. Sent from Lukoml. View the post with its 2 responses
20155 Translation - Yiddish

9/18/2011 6:17 PM A letter from my great-grandfather Irmen Raik. Sent from Lukoml in Moscow. View the post with its 3 responses
20151 Translation - Russian

9/18/2011 6:17 PM Death record of a family member ( sister? daughter?) of my G-G-Father.
Need help in translation, with emphasis of names and family relationships.
View the post with its 2 responses
20146 Tombstone

9/18/2011 6:16 PM The reverse side identifies this grave as belonging to Ludwig Heidweier. I would appreciate any additional information from this inscription. Thank you! View the post with its 1 response
20147 Translation - Russian

9/18/2011 6:16 PM Help needed in detailed translation of this marriage record of my g-g-father and g-g-mother. View the post with its 1 response
20148 Translation - Russian

9/18/2011 6:16 PM Death record of a family member (brother? son?) of my G-G-Father.
Need help in translation, with emphasis of names and family relationships.
View the post with its 1 response
20149 Translation - Russian

9/18/2011 6:16 PM Death record of a family member ( sister? daughter?) of my G-G-Father.
Need help in translation, with emphasis of names and family relationships.
View the post with its 1 response
20150 Translation - Russian

9/18/2011 6:16 PM Probably death record of my G-G-Mother.
Need help in translation, with emphasis of names and family relationships.
View the post with its 1 response
20143 Tombstone

9/18/2011 6:15 PM We would like the Hebrew name of the woman, as well as other information given in Hebrew but not in the German inscription. View the post with its 5 responses
20144 Tombstone

9/18/2011 6:15 PM Johanna Heidweier was the wife of Nathan. I would appreciate any additional information from this inscription. Thank you! View the post with its 1 response
20145 Tombstone

9/18/2011 6:15 PM I would appreciate any information from this inscription. Thank you! View the post with its 1 response
20139 Translation - Polish

9/18/2011 6:01 PM CAN ANYONE HELP WITH TRANSLATION OF THIS DOCUMENT FROM POLISH? View the post with its 1 response
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