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15022 Translation - Russian

4/4/2010 This is death certificate of my great-grandmother, Leja Augustower on or about 10/9/1883. I am interested to see if there is any mention of cause of death, or any biographical data. View the post with its 1 response
15023 Translation - Russian

4/4/2010 My great-grandmother was Chaja Ruchla Krawczyk (aka Paja Ruchla Krawczyk). This might be her death certificate, or it could be a different Chaja Ruchla Krawczyk altogether. Would help to identify if the certificate mentions names of spouse, parents or other relatives. Any help appreciated. View the post with its 1 response
15026 Translation - Hebrew

4/4/2010 This photo was probably taken in Israel. Front side of the photo: can you tell anything about the meaning of this photo? Back side of the photo: there are three words written in either Hebrew or Yiddish. Can you please translate them?
Thank you. Eliana.
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15027 Do you recognize?

4/4/2010 I can identify three people in the photograph, but need to identify the woman on the left.

I believe she is the sister of Yetta Baltman Organek, the other adult woman in the photograph. The unknown woman's maiden name would have been Baltman.

The girl in the centre of the photo is my maternal grandmother Pearl Organek (later Ash) and the other is her sister, Mollie Organek (later Lee, and then Taylor).

Do you know the name and any other information about my great-grandmother's sister?
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15031 Translation - Yiddish

4/4/2010 Please could someone translate this letter for me.

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15032 Translation - German

4/4/2010 This letter was written to his cousin before she arrived in Israel for a reunion of war survivors/family. Hanoch Pasternak lived in Haifa and is listed as giving testimony in Yad Vashem in 1956 concerning our family members. I believe he was still alive when i visited israel in 1974, and I met his daughter, but have since lost contact with them.This letter may shed some light on their original paths. View the post with its 2 responses
15033 Translation - German

4/4/2010 I would like to have the translation from German to Hebrew or English View the post with its 5 responses
14971 Translation - Hebrew

4/4/2010 Hello I am requesting a translation of my G.Grandparents Ketubah,I am trying to find out the groom/brides names and their parents and well as there place of birth,I know its rough but any help would be very appreciated,Thank you-Brian View the post with its 5 responses
14863 Translation - Russian

3/31/2010 Bottom half of wedding document-enlarged for better viewing. I would like to know the village and professions of birthplace of the couple. thanks so much, Helena View the post with its 1 response
14989 Tombstone

3/31/2010 Rachael was my great great grandmother's sister and I would like a translation of the gravestone that Rachael shares with her husband.

Thank you and Happy Passover to all!
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14990 Sharing Document

3/31/2010 Marriage record and certificate of marriage for Sigmund BALTER and Rose SINDER. Rose's parents were Abraham SINDER and Dora MENDELSON listing Rose's birthplace as Kief, Russia. The mystery is the BALTER side. Sigmund lists his parents as Henry BALTER. Doesn't seem to me his name would be Henry. Sigmund's mother? Lists Minna what??? I can't tell. Sigmund lists his birthplace as Mogilif, Russia. View the post with its 1 response
14991 Sharing Document

3/31/2010 Death certificate for Rose Sinder BALTER. Lists her birth place on this documents as Radomishler, Russia. She is married to Sigmund BALTER and info is signed by my father, Alvin BALTER. They lived in the same apartment in NY for 40 years, 1430 University Avenue, in the Bronx. View the post, there are no responses
14992 Sharing Document

3/31/2010 Passport application form for a naturalized citizen has description, picture, date of naturalization and at what court also signed by a witness also naturalized. Witness, Samuel SCILKEN is listed as a merchant at Reliable Glove Company 32 Union Square, NYC. This is also where Sigmund BALTER lists his employment. View the post, there are no responses
14993 Sharing Document

3/31/2010 Page 2 of passport app for naturalized citizen Sigmund BALTER lots of good info including picture and description. Witness info would be good for a person looking into SCILKEN. Witness is Samuel SCILKEN address listed as 14 Beach 64th St and looks like Avenue L. Say he has personally known Sigmund BALTER for 10 years. They work at Reliable Glove Company together at 32 Union Square, NYC View the post, there are no responses
14994 Do you recognize?

3/31/2010 This is Fay SINDER Susman. She is Rose SINDER's sister married to Marshal Susman. Her mother was Dora MENDELSON SINDER and her father was Abraham SINDER. View the post, there are no responses
14995 Translation - Russian

3/31/2010 Can someone help me figure out which part of Galicia is represented by this map? A larger image can be found at this link: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_for_Galicia.jpg

Is Zhuravno on the left side about half-way down (looks like KpakoBa)? What are the names of the rivers and larger cities? Thanks!
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15001 Translation - Russian

3/31/2010 This was in my fathers papers. He emigrated to Toronto around 1911. Family name may also be Slabitsky. Back of this document has a similar stamp to the one in the upper right corner of the front with the words K.K. NEBENZOLLAMII HUSIATYN encircling the symbol.
Thanks for your assistance.
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15002 Translation - Russian

3/31/2010 This is the backside of the other document I have uploaded. View the post with its 1 response
15003 Translation - German

3/31/2010 This is the back of a photo of a man that I found in my family collection. It appears to me that it is German, but I could be wrong. If anyone could help with translation I would be very grateful.

thanks, Adam
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15004 Translation - Russian

3/31/2010 Hi
I hope someone is able to help me translate this marriage record of Benjamin and Dora Feinberg, which is from 1893, into english. If I am not asking too much, I would also like to have names of persons and places in cyrillic.

Best regards,
Jan Thomsen
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