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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
14366 Translation - Hebrew

1/17/2010 This is a listing from Ohalei Shem about a rabbi. I would like to know what it says about his life. View the post with its 9 responses
14373 Sharing Document

1/17/2010 Etymology of the family of Weiss names according to Israel's Diaspora Museum (note: Reference to Encyclopaedia Judaica might be an advertisement rather than the source of this information) View the post with its 1 response
14374 Do you recognize?

1/17/2010 Do you know these people? Pic found amongst Grandfather's things, he was Polish Immigrant but had family branch off into Russia.

Back of picture dated 1976, lists girl as Svetlana and boy as Slavic/Steve. See other pictures I uploaded of these two, also.

Any help in learning more about them would be appreciated!
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14375 Do you recognize?

1/17/2010 Do you know this girl? Pic found amongst Grandfather's things, he was Polish Immigrant but had family branch off into Russia.

Back of picture is unmarked, but compared to other pictures this appears to be dated 1976, of a girl named Svetlana. See other pictures I've uploaded of here and a possible brother, also.

Any help in learning more about them would be appreciated!
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14376 Do you recognize?

1/17/2010 Do you know this girl? Pic found amongst Grandfather's things, he was Polish Immigrant but had family branch off into Russia.

Back of picture is unmarked, but matches another one dated 1978, lists girl as Svetlana at age eight. See other pictures I uploaded of her and a possible brother, also.

Any help in learning more about them would be appreciated!
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14377 Do you recognize?

1/17/2010 Do you know this Girl? Pic found amongst Grandfather's things, he was Polish Immigrant but had family branch off into Russia.

Back of picture dated 1978, lists girl as 'Svetlana Ler.' Mentions she is 8 years old and in 1st class (grade?). The book is Russian, title is 'New History'. See other pictures I uploaded of her and a possible brother.

Any help in learning more about them would be appreciated!
View the post with its 1 response
14378 Do you recognize?

1/17/2010 Do you know these people? Pic found amongst Grandfather's things, he was Polish Immigrant but had family branch off into Russia.

Back of pictures are dated 1983, lists girl as Svetlana (age 13) and boy as Slavic/Steve (age 9). See other pictures I uploaded of these two, also.

Any help in learning more about them would be appreciated!
View the post, there are no responses
14356 Translation - German

1/17/2010 Would someone be able to help with the translation of this letter. I believe it was written around 1940, perhaps to family in the USA.
Thanks
View the post with its 3 responses
14357 Interpretation

1/17/2010 Can anyone make out the name of this town and county from the 1869 Hungarian Census? It is the birthplace of my ggg grandfather, Moses Edelman, b. 1789. It is something like Friso, Sarosu? In 1869, per the census, he was living in Dubine. Thanks!!!!

Randy Wasserstrom
Cary, NC, USA

Please respond to randwass@earthlink.net
View the post with its 4 responses
14358 Interpretation

1/17/2010 The Family LAZARUS: One member of the Family, (son), listed between Eliza and Leah (arrow plus gray background). Cannot read/interpret his first (given) name. View the post, there are no responses
14359 Translation - Polish

1/17/2010 Would you please confirm that this is a death record for Haja Galas, and provide her parents' names, the town, and the exact date, please? Thank you. View the post with its 1 response
14346 Translation - Russian

1/17/2010 Would you please translate the name of the town, confirm that the birth name is Jankiel Galas, and provide the names of the parents and exact birth date if available? Thank you. View the post with its 1 response
14347 Translation - Russian

1/17/2010 Please confirm that this is the birth record of Pinchus Galas and provide the birth date, the parents' names, the town, and if possible, there appear to be notes in both the left and right hand margins to be translated as well. Thank you. View the post with its 1 response
14348 Translation - Polish

1/17/2010 Please confirm that this is a document for Blima Golda Galas. Is it a birth or death? What is the exact date, and who are her parents and/or spouse? Thank you. View the post with its 2 responses
14349 Translation - Russian

1/17/2010 Please translate or explain the purpose of this document belonging to Abraham Levik of Kiev. (cover) View the post with its 4 responses
14350 Translation - Russian

1/17/2010 Please translate or explain the purpose of this document belonging to Abraham Levik of Kiev. (page 1) View the post with its 4 responses
14351 Translation - Russian

1/17/2010 Please translate or explain the purpose of this document belonging to Abraham Levik of Kiev. (pages 2 and 3) View the post with its 2 responses
14352 Translation - Russian

1/17/2010 Please translate or explain the purpose of this document belonging to Abraham Levik of Kiev. (pages 4 and 5) View the post with its 2 responses
14353 Translation - Russian

1/17/2010 Please translate or explain the purpose of this document belonging to Abraham Levik of Kiev. (page 6) View the post with its 2 responses
14354 Translation - Hebrew

1/17/2010 Can someone help with the translation of the 2nd and third line? It is from a diary of when the writer docked in Mombasa 1941.(Africa?) I think it says they saw restrooms with three entrances, 1-European 2- Africans 3- I can't figure it out. Thanks View the post with its 5 responses
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