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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
14006 Tombstone

11/26/2009 Translation of Hebrew. View the post with its 1 response
14007 Translation - Russian

11/26/2009 I believe this might be a marriage document or a birth record for Miriam Friedman, daughter of Aron (Orel) and maybe Fruma Sarah. I appreciate anything you can tell me about this image. There is a second image with a date on it. View the post with its 2 responses
14008 Translation - Russian

11/26/2009 see image from Paul #1. View the post, there are no responses
14009 Translation - Yiddish

11/26/2009 This is a letter to my grandparents from my grandfather's first cousin in Israel. I would be grateful if you could translate it... I am not even sure if it is in Hebrew or Yiddish. Also, these are the first Israeli relatives that I have researched, so I would appreciate any tips you might have for finding these people or their children. View the post with its 2 responses
14010 Translation - Yiddish

11/26/2009 This is a letter to my grandparents from my grandfather's first cousin in Israel. I would be grateful if you could translate it... I am not even sure if it is in Hebrew or Yiddish. Also, these are the first Israeli relatives that I have researched, so I would appreciate any tips you might have for finding these people or their children. NOTE (added later): As of 11/29/09 I still have not received a translation of this letter. View the post with its 1 response
14011 Interpretation

11/26/2009 I'm not familiar with the format of Israeli addresses or phone numbers. I would appreciate any help you can give in turning this information into addresses that I could write to or look up on Google Maps today. Is there any chance that the phone number would work? I would also appreciate any tips you might have on tracking down these people or their descendants. View the post with its 4 responses
14013 Tombstone

11/26/2009 Can someone translate the Hebrew writing on my gggrandfather's tombstone? View the post with its 15 responses
14014 Translation - Polish

11/26/2009 I would like translation to English advising how I can obtain birth certificate for Ella Sachs and how I can make the payment and in what currency. View the post with its 1 response
14015 Translation - Polish

11/26/2009 Translation of Birth record View the post, there are no responses
14016 Translation - Polish

11/26/2009 Translation of details of 2nd record on page. Specific attention to witness Josef Buckwald (possible relative) and notation in last column View the post, there are no responses
13973 Translation - Yiddish

11/26/2009 Please translate postcard sent from I.M.Lichtenstein to H. Silverstone in New York in 1927. View the post with its 1 response
14021 Tombstone

11/26/2009 Please help me identify the correct Hebrew Year and confirm the name of the father (Natan?)for Rochel Mindel. thanks View the post with its 1 response
14022 Do you recognize?

11/26/2009 This is a photo of my two Grandaunts, born Usdin in Vishki (Latvia).
On the left:
Rosa Shub, born in 1895. She lived in Vilnius, then in the 1970ies emigrated to Israel, where she died in 1981.
On the right:
Dora (Dobe-Elka) Gellerman, born in 1886. She lived in Leningrad and died in 1971.
Standing:
Rosa's children: Semien and Bella, born in the 1930 ies.
Do you recognize?
View the post, there are no responses
13936 Photo Identification

11/26/2009 This photo shows Joseph Schenck, head of United Artists leaving London. He is in the center wearing dark coat. Right of him is Arthur and Murray Silverstone. Can anyone identify any of the other film people? View the post with its 4 responses
13937 Photo Identification

11/26/2009 Photo shows Murray Silverstone of United Artists with another man, in London. Who is signing the contract? He is probably an important executive in the film industry in England during the 1930s. View the post, there are no responses
13882 Translation - Polish

11/22/2009 I'm pretty sure this is the death record for my g-g-grandfather!

I'd like a full translation, including the boilerplate language. Also including the names of witnesses and any dates or ages. (The whole megillah :)

Thanks so much.
Hilary Henkin
View the post, there are no responses
13957 Translation - German

11/22/2009 This is the headstone of my great-aunt Charlotte Szarfscher Steinmetz and her husband Arnold. I would very much appreciate a translation of the German inscription. Thank you! View the post with its 2 responses
13988 Do you recognize?

11/22/2009 Jeno Radi immigrated to Sydney in 1950 from Budapest. He and his wife Clara Szirmai had two daughters:Gyongyi-Georgette and Zsuzsi--Suzanna born around 1940. If you know them please let me know. View the post, there are no responses
13984 Translation - Russian

11/22/2009 Could someone please extract the names of the marriage cerifficat please.
Thank you in advance.

Lili Susser
susserl@comcast.net
View the post with its 1 response
13985 Translation - German

11/22/2009 I have been trying to help a friend in exploring the possible Jewish roots of her Grandmother, Frida EHMANN (Possible Jewish), married name REPPKE (Christian).
Here is Frida's 1895 birth certificate from Berlin. The handwriting is very difficult to decipher.
Please help us understand the document.
You may contact Yohanan Loeffler, at loeflery@netspace.net.au
Thank you!
View the post with its 1 response
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