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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
13393 Translation - Polish

8/26/2009 Can someone please help and translate this? Thank you. View the post with its 1 response
13347 Interpretation

8/26/2009 For what steamship line or railroad, does Bro. stand, under heading S.S. Line in entry 2? Thanks! View the post with its 1 response
13353 Do you recognize?

8/26/2009 A photo of my maternal g-f, Edward Hempel, who disappeared shortly after this photo was taken. He was probably known by a different name in his native country of Poland/Russia and also wherever he went after leaving Philadelphia. He came to the US abt. 1912 and was born 1887-8. I realize profiles are difficult to ID, but this is the only photo I have ever seen of him and would be forever grateful for any leads. View the post, there are no responses
13355 Photo Identification

8/26/2009 Need help interpreting Yiddish writing on the back of this picture. See other image attached. View the post with its 1 response
13356 Translation - Yiddish

8/26/2009 Need help interpreting this Yiddish writing. This is written on the back of the photo that is also attached. View the post with its 1 response
13370 Translation - Yiddish

8/26/2009 I'd like help translating this document. It is the back of a picture of 2 of my great-great-aunts. It is in Yiddish. View the post, there are no responses
13338 Photo Identification

8/26/2009 Identification of location from photographer's signature R. Chanzis/ approx
date.

Could be Russia/Moldova, Galicia/Poland, New York or Pittsburgh PA.
View the post, there are no responses
13188 Translation - Yiddish

8/26/2009 New year card found in relatives storage View the post, there are no responses
6174 Translation - Yiddish

8/26/2009 Photo postcard sent to Morris Blumstein in 1913. Photo is of four women View the post, there are no responses
7864 Translation - Yiddish

8/26/2009 This is a postcard written in 1913. The other side shows four woman. View the post, there are no responses
11580 Tombstone

8/26/2009 I need any and all information pertaining to CHOPINSKY. Ideally, I would like to contact a descendant.

What I know so far: The man on the left was identified as William (aka Velvil, Wolf) CHABENSKY, my great-grandfather's brother. The name CHABENSKY goes back to my great-great-great generation, and there is absolutely no other record or mention of CHOPINSKY except this photo.

This spelling where there is an 'O' in the name is very rare in the United States.

I have not been able to read any part of this photo except for the name Rose CHOPINSKY.

Halp! ;p
View the post with its 1 response
6022 Do you recognize?

8/23/2009 Family in Belgium approx 1910 View the post with its 1 response
13048 Translation - Russian

8/23/2009 Translation please. This is the top half of the page. Second half to follow. View the post, there are no responses
13049 Translation - Russian

8/23/2009 Russian translation. This is the bottom half of the previous file. View the post, there are no responses
13050 Translation - Russian

8/23/2009 Russian translation please. View the post, there are no responses
13383 Tombstone

8/23/2009 Requesting translation to English please. View the post with its 3 responses
13384 Do you recognize?

8/23/2009 My mother appears on the bottom picture at the most left. seems a class since the older persons changes.
Fulop Vera born 1931 in Budapest
View the post, there are no responses
13385 Interpretation

8/23/2009 Significance/meaning of chain necklace worn by Mina Schneider in the portrait. Her husband, Bernard, is wearing the same necklace in his portrait. View the post with its 1 response
13386 Interpretation

8/23/2009 Significance/meaning of chain necklace worn by Bernard Schneider in the portrait. His wife, Mina is wearing the same necklace in her portrait. View the post with its 1 response
13387 Translation - Polish

8/23/2009 I think this is a birth record for Hersz Dawid Troianski. I would appreciate a full translation if possible, including the margin and the signatures at the bottom. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Lynn Troyansky Arroyo View the post with its 3 responses
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