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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
12049 Translation - Yiddish

6/11/2008 Complete translation of the Yiddish required. We are hoping there is relationship information between the sender(s) and the intended recipients.

The date and town are in Russian. The above info is based on my deciphering of the handwriting, so please double-check that translation, if possible.
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12050 Translation - Yiddish

6/11/2008 Need full translation of the Yiddish. Need to know who sent it and to whom it was sent (and their relationship if revealed by the text). View the post with its 2 responses
12051 Translation - Polish

6/11/2008 Two pages from what appears to be a student autograph book.
Translations needed. Please include signature.
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12052 Translation - Russia

6/11/2008 Birth registration of Abraham WAGNER (hopefully my mggf). Any details are welcomed. View the post with its 1 response
12053 Translation - Russia

6/11/2008 Birth registration of Abraham WAGNER. View the post with its 1 response
12068 Translation - Other

6/11/2008 1887 Romanian birth for Estera Minter. Would like names, dates, ages, locations, occupations, etc. Is there a Romanian meaning for Minter? View the post, there are no responses
12069 Translation - Other

6/11/2008 Please translate 1885 Romanian birth - Names, dates, ages, locations, occupations, etc. Do you know Romanian meaning of Poenariu? View the post, there are no responses
12070 Translation - Other

6/11/2008 Sura Poenariu, 1885 birth. Please translate key genealogy info: names, dates, ages, occupations, locations. Also see viewmate death certificate. View the post, there are no responses
12071 Translation - Other

6/11/2008 Please translate 1885 Romanian birth - names, dates, ages, locations, occupations, etc. View the post, there are no responses
12072 Translation - Other

6/11/2008 Death certificate for Sura Poenariu 1885. Please compare with birth certificate for any additional information. View the post, there are no responses
12073 Translation - Other

6/11/2008 Please translate View the post with its 1 response
12074 Translation - Other

6/11/2008 Please translate View the post with its 1 response
12055 Do you recognize?

6/11/2008 This is a photo of my father's sister and her family from @1948. He had lost contact with her at end of 1943. She was unmarried the last time he saw her. This photo came into our possession recently after my father reconnected with a brother he hadn't seen in nearly 60 years. This brother had the photo that he obtained in the 1970's and shared it with my father. My uncle lost the address that accompanied the photo. All we know is that she was living in Germany at the time this photo was taken. The woman in the photo is around 82 y.o.. Her maiden name was Kranche (approximate spelling) Huss The child is probably my first cousin, most likely in his early 60's, and may have children and even grandchildren of his own. We have no information regarding the identity of the husband. If anyone can help to identify these people and their whereabouts from the photo please contact me, Fred Huss, through this website. View the post, there are no responses
11988 Do you recognize?

6/9/2008 The photograph of this handsome gentleman is autographed:"To my dearest Gussie in the world.
Sol.Phillips."
The unusual handwriting was difficult to decipher, so I hope I am correct in reading the names.
The photograph was found in an elderly couple's home, in Miami,Florida. Does Sol look familiar to anyone?
The date and place were noted on the back of the photo, in a woman's handwriting.
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12010 Translation - Polish

6/8/2008 Death of WAGNER Zysla. Would love any details about parents and other family members mentioned as well as ages and occupations. Thanks. View the post with its 1 response
12011 Translation - Russia

6/8/2008 Birth registration of Rechla WAGNER. She could be my gt-grandmother. Any details would be appreciated. View the post with its 1 response
12014 Translation - Polish

6/8/2008 Kindly translate to english.
All the information from the archive of Lodz.
Searching already some months
after info about our :
-grandmother Karo Shaine Fegel, and here family,
-our fathers sister Sieradzki
Sura Perla who disappeared in the shoa, and here family.

Understand they ask Euro 15.00 cost ???

Thanks beforehand
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12015 Photo Identification

6/8/2008 Trying to establish approximate date of photo. View the post, there are no responses
12017 Photo Identification

6/8/2008 Trying to establish approximate date of photo View the post, there are no responses
12020 Translation - Hebrew

6/8/2008 I may be a descendant of Yakov of Widoma, so I'd like to know more about him. I get that the article mentions how he changed the melodies of prayers, but my Hebrew is rusty and I can not translate the details.

Please translate as much as possible, or at least let me know more specifically what the article is talking about.

Thanks.
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