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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
13347 Interpretation

8/26/2009 For what steamship line or railroad, does Bro. stand, under heading S.S. Line in entry 2? Thanks! View the post with its 1 response
13188 Translation - Yiddish

8/26/2009 New year card found in relatives storage View the post, there are no responses
6174 Translation - Yiddish

8/26/2009 Photo postcard sent to Morris Blumstein in 1913. Photo is of four women View the post, there are no responses
7864 Translation - Yiddish

8/26/2009 This is a postcard written in 1913. The other side shows four woman. View the post, there are no responses
11580 Tombstone

8/26/2009 I need any and all information pertaining to CHOPINSKY. Ideally, I would like to contact a descendant.

What I know so far: The man on the left was identified as William (aka Velvil, Wolf) CHABENSKY, my great-grandfather's brother. The name CHABENSKY goes back to my great-great-great generation, and there is absolutely no other record or mention of CHOPINSKY except this photo.

This spelling where there is an 'O' in the name is very rare in the United States.

I have not been able to read any part of this photo except for the name Rose CHOPINSKY.

Halp! ;p
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6022 Do you recognize?

8/23/2009 Family in Belgium approx 1910 View the post with its 1 response
13048 Translation - Russian

8/23/2009 Translation please. This is the top half of the page. Second half to follow. View the post, there are no responses
13049 Translation - Russian

8/23/2009 Russian translation. This is the bottom half of the previous file. View the post, there are no responses
13050 Translation - Russian

8/23/2009 Russian translation please. View the post, there are no responses
13242 Translation - Polish

8/23/2009 document in my grandmother's US visa file- maybe a marriage record?
maybe in Polish or Russian?
View the post with its 2 responses
13306 Tombstone

8/23/2009 Requesting translation to English please.
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13377 Photo Identification

8/23/2009 In my Aunt Helen's collection. Wanted to know if anyone could recognize them?

Thanks!
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13378 Translation - Russian

8/23/2009 What the name says in Russian. One may be Lebovitz View the post with its 18 responses
13379 Interpretation

8/23/2009 My Great great Grandfather Philip is the 5th one up from the bottom in this image of the ship manifest from Hamburg on the way to the US. My Grandfather thought his Grandfather (Philip) came from Lvov. But it very well could have been the maternal side. It looks as if it says Benatura or Benatuna but I can't find any town like this. I figure I'll let you experts take a crack at this. View the post with its 1 response
13380 Do you recognize?

8/23/2009 Found in my Mothers pictures among others, no writing on the back. maybe my Grandfather FULOP Jeno is the 2nd man from the left with the glasses. View the post with its 2 responses
13381 Do you recognize?

8/23/2009 My Father is the Man on the left. either this is pictured in Hungary before 1949. or in Israel after that time View the post, there are no responses
13390 Translation - Yiddish

8/23/2009 Please translate into English View the post with its 2 responses
13391 Translation - Polish

8/23/2009 I sent an letter in Polish to the archives in Sokolow Podlaski asking for the birth certificate of Rachel Friedman (b. 12/25/1919) -- my grandmothe, Marriage Certificate of Harry Frydman and Chaja Grossman (about 1918) -- my great-grandparents, and the death certificate of Harry Frydman (about 1919-1920) -- my great-grandfather. This is the response that I received back from the archives. I need to know what is my next steps to obtain these vital records? View the post with its 3 responses
13383 Tombstone

8/23/2009 Requesting translation to English please. View the post with its 3 responses
13384 Do you recognize?

8/23/2009 My mother appears on the bottom picture at the most left. seems a class since the older persons changes.
Fulop Vera born 1931 in Budapest
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