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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
25954 Tombstone

2/3/2013 8:14 PM I'd be grateful for an English translation of this gravestone fo Jeno Pollak please. I'm also posting the next door grave whih I believe is Jeno's wife or daughter. Again, I'd be greateful for a translation.

Thanks in advance
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25955 Tombstone

2/3/2013 8:14 PM I'd be grateful for an English translation of this gravestone fo Regina Pollak please. I'm also posting the next door grave whih I believe is her husband or father Jeno. Again, I'd be grateful for a translation.

Thanks in advance
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25956 Translation - Other

2/3/2013 8:14 PM Hello,
This is a section in Lithunian from the original application for an internal passport for Bryna Subotsky Volpiansky.
I would appreciate an exact translation of this section. I am hoping there will be some useful information for further research ( address, marriage certificate #, etc)

Thank you!!!
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25950 Tombstone

2/3/2013 8:13 PM Looking for a translation of the Hebrew on the headstone, especially anything related to her Jewish name, parent's names, and place of birth. View the post with its 2 responses
25951 Do you recognize?

2/3/2013 8:13 PM This is my great-great-grandmother, Kezziah Ball (1852-1892), who was orphaned at a young age. I am trying to find any information about her ancestry, and if she was Jewish.
Her biological father was named Lawrence W. Ball from Montgomery County, AL. I know nothing about her mother.
Kezziah was born and died in Anderson County, TX. As a child she resided with foster families in Henderson County, TX. It's possible she had other siblings that were spread among other families in Henderson County.
She married James Albert Pickle in 1870.
Thank you for any leads that anyone can provide!
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25946 Translation - Russian

2/3/2013 8:12 PM I would like to have this marriage record translated (names, dates, locations, ...).

Many thanks.
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25947 Translation - German

2/3/2013 8:12 PM This postcard was sent to Alice Brill by her brother Erich Brill. Erich was an established artist and traveled extensively. He ultimately died in Riga at the end of WWII in a mass shooting. His family is piecing together his life and this postcard needs translation. We know that it is in rough shape, so please do whatever you can. Thank you! View the post with its 2 responses
25948 Translation - Hungarian

2/3/2013 8:12 PM Unknown photo for my Steinfeld line. Would appreciate a translation. View the post with its 4 responses
25949 Tombstone

2/3/2013 8:12 PM Looking for a translation of the Hebrew on the headstone, especially anything related to his Jewish name, parent's names, and place of birth. View the post with its 1 response
25942 Translation - Russian

2/3/2013 8:11 PM I would like to have this death record translated (names, dates, locations, ...).

Many thanks.
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25943 Translation - Russian

2/3/2013 8:11 PM I would like to have this death record translated (names, dates, locations, ...).

Many thanks.
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25944 Translation - Russian

2/3/2013 8:11 PM I would like to have this death record translated (names, dates, locations, ...).

Many thanks.
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25945 Translation - Russian

2/3/2013 8:11 PM I would like to have this birth record translated (names, dates, locations, ...).

Many thanks.
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25938 Translation - Polish

2/3/2013 8:10 PM I would like a direct translation of #37, death index for Aba Waltuch, my greatgreatgrandfather. I am not sure if the handwriting is in Polish or German. I can figure out that his parents were Israel and Ryfke. The house number is 856. Help with the rest of the translation would be very much appreciated. Thank you. View the post with its 4 responses
25939 Tombstone

2/3/2013 8:10 PM Very excited to have found this picture of my great great grandmother and great-great grandfather's grave. Would someone kindly translate the Hebrew inscription? I hope to learn the name of their parents to help go back another generation. Thanks in advance for any help.

Best Regards,
Steve Herberman
Chevy Chase, MD
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25940 Interpretation

2/3/2013 8:10 PM I need help understanding where Scheine and Chaje Podzowsky, and Nechama Scher came from. This is a clip from their Hamburg passenger list. It lists their place of residence as Kros.

Nechama Sher's brother lived in Girkalnis, Lithuania, and the Padzowski/ Pozefsky family lived in Grinkiskis at one point.

Thank you very much.
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25935 Translation - Russian

2/3/2013 8:09 PM This should be a birth record of Moszek Lajbel. Appreciate translation of the names/ages/places.

Thanks !
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25936 Translation - Polish

2/3/2013 8:09 PM I would appreciate a translation from the Polish.
Thanks in advance
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25937 Translation - Hebrew

2/3/2013 8:09 PM 1911 Bride's signature I'd appreciate translation/transliteration and whether the text gives any indication of where in the Russian Empire she was from.

1954 Naming of baby girl in the USA, I'd appreciate translation.

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25932 Translation - Russian

2/3/2013 8:08 PM This is a page from the Odessa list of small buisnesses. I can read the names and ages but nothing else. Any information, especially if type of buisness is stated, would be great. View the post, there are no responses
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