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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
12945 Do you recognize?

6/14/2009 He is my grandfather's brother.
May be somebody know anything about him?
View the post, there are no responses
12946 Translation - Polish

6/14/2009 Exactly what are the payment instructions...address format, and to whom, please? View the post with its 1 response
12947 Translation - Other

6/14/2009 Translation please of this document from the Jewish community in Vilkomir which was presented by my grandfather, Israel Berkovitz, son of Chonan and Rachel, with his internal passport application. View the post with its 1 response
12948 Tombstone

6/14/2009 Deceased's name looks like Chiene Figel bat Yitzchak Leib and that she died in the month of Av 5682, age 47. Please confirm that this is correct and can the exact day in the month of Av be determined? Is there any other information of genealogical value on the gravestone? View the post with its 4 responses
12949 Tombstone

6/14/2009 Deceased's name looks like Chanoch ben Avraham and that he died in the month of Sivan 5667. Please confirm that this is correct and what is the exact day of Sivan on which he died? View the post with its 5 responses
12950 Tombstone

6/14/2009 Deceased is a female who died Mar. 3, 1919. Her father's Hebrew name was Shmuel Aba HaCohen. What is deceased's Hebrew name (it looks like it ends in yod-lamed)? View the post with its 1 response
12951 Tombstone

6/14/2009 Deceased's Anglo name looks like Maurice N. LICHTAU. Please confirm that LICHTAU is his surname. His Hebrew name looks like it could be Moshe ben Dovid, but please confirm (there may be another word after "Moshe", but before "ben"). Is there anything else of genealogical value on his gravestone? [Information not shown on this cropped image: he was born in 1901 and died in 1922; he was an Educator and Hebrew Scholar born in Palestine]. View the post with its 2 responses
12877 Translation - German

6/14/2009 Picture taken during WW II. View the post with its 2 responses
12908 Translation - Yiddish

6/14/2009 I would like this letter translated into English. This is from Isaac Singer to his sons in the United States. View the post, there are no responses
12905 Sharing Document

6/14/2009 There are wondrous discoveries in the Hungarian vital records. This image is the birth record of Theodore Herzl, founder of Zionism, to Jacob Herzl and Jeanette Diamant on 2 May 1860 in Budapest. View the post, there are no responses
12876 Do you recognize?

6/10/2009 This monument says
F?rseine
Freunde=Friendship.
Can someone tell me were this might have been. Picture taken during WW II
View the post with its 1 response
12924 Tombstone

6/10/2009 I would like to know the full given name of the deceased. View the post with its 5 responses
12925 Translation - Russian

6/10/2009 Exchange passport for Iankel Parkansky (Akkerman - 1868).

Need full details of the text
Thanks
View the post with its 3 responses
12926 Translation - Polish

6/10/2009 First half of my grandmother's departure document (2nd half to follow), in very poor condition. I'd like a translation of the categories at the top. I know some, like the date and name, but not most of the others. Her name was Estera Malka Abromowicz, but I'd like any help with just about everything else. View the post with its 3 responses
12927 Translation - Polish

6/10/2009 Second half of my grandmother's departure document (1st half also downloaded), in very poor condition. I'd like a translation of the categories at the top. I know some, like the date and name, but not most of the others. Her name was Estera Malka Abromowicz, but I'd like any help with just about everything else. View the post with its 1 response
12928 Translation - Polish

6/10/2009 Among Birth records from Lviv Archive, one was not filled out according to the column's titles. Instead, the info was arranged in 4 short paragraphs, 2 on each page/side of the document. However, the mentioned names surely refer to my research.Translation is needed since I think they hold valuable info. View the post with its 3 responses
12929 Translation - Polish

6/10/2009 The right side of a Birth record. Translations of the 2 paragrahs are needed, since I think they hold valuable info. Thanks. View the post with its 1 response
12930 Translation - Hebrew

6/10/2009 Gravestone with only Hebrew inscription. Translation requested for names, dates,with patronymics if possible.
Captions needed for inclusion on JOWBR project

View the post with its 11 responses
12931 Tombstone

6/10/2009 Gravestone with only Hebrew inscription. Translation requested for names, dates,with patronymics if possible.
Captions needed for inclusion on JOWBR project

Are you able to provide a surname with date of birth, death and any
geographical information?

View the post with its 11 responses
12933 Translation - Polish

6/10/2009 I would like the text to be translated into English. View the post with its 4 responses
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