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35243 Translation - Russian

8/17/2014 4:26 PM A photo which has been cut to only show my grandmother, Yenta Lopatin. I am very grateful for your help with translating this. View the post with its 1 response
35240 Translation - Yiddish

8/17/2014 4:25 PM In the year 1930 my grandfather,send a postcard to my father,i understand a littel yidish and read a littel ,but is not enough
can you help me
thank you very much
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35236 Translation - Yiddish

8/17/2014 4:21 PM Please translate the photo back View the post with its 1 response
35237 Translation - Russian

8/17/2014 4:21 PM This is the birth certificate of Jakob Rotblit.
Please translate all usefull info: dates, parents names, locations
Answer to eddymitelsbach@gmail.com
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35234 Translation - Russian

8/17/2014 4:21 PM Please translate the back of this postcard. View the post with its 2 responses
35226 Translation - Russian

8/17/2014 4:20 PM Birth of Ela Gersz Gutman in 1895 - would like as full a translation as possible, witnesses, parents, ages, profession, towns. View the post with its 1 response
35227 Translation - Russian

8/17/2014 4:20 PM Interested in witnesses, parents, ages, town, profession, as much info as possible. View the post with its 1 response
35228 Translation - Russian

8/17/2014 4:20 PM I would appreciate an exact translation of what I was told is my great uncle's Russian passport.

Thanks in advance for any assistance that you can provide me.
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35231 Translation - Russian

8/17/2014 4:20 PM This document reports the marriage of Szmul Luria Mariamploski and Dwora Ochron Abramowicz in Suwalki. It also appears to be a pre-nuptial agreement, and it legitimizes the birth of two children who were born prior to the marriage - Shayna, born 12/25 Apr 1876 and Uria, born 10/22 Sep 1877. I obtained this document from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, during the recent IAJGS conference. I obtained a rough outline of its translation; I would appreciate a full translation. View the post, there are no responses
35223 Translation - Russian

8/17/2014 4:19 PM Birth record for Laja Gutman - would like as much detail as possible on parents, witnesses, ages, professions and town. View the post with its 1 response
35224 Translation - Yiddish

8/17/2014 4:19 PM This is the back of a photograph of a young boy.

What does the writing say?
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35225 Translation - Russian

8/17/2014 4:19 PM death of Josek Gutman - would like as full a translation as possible, age at death, survivors, town of origin, parents names if given, witnesses. View the post with its 1 response
35218 Translation - Hebrew

8/17/2014 4:18 PM This is one of two images for the death of Bendet Bloch (and other people). Records are in Russian on the left side of the page and Hebrew on the right side of the page. I would like as much of Bendet's record as possible to be translated. View the post with its 3 responses
35219 Translation - Russian

8/17/2014 4:18 PM This is one of two images for the death of Bendet Bloch (and other people). Records are in Russian on the left side of the page and Hebrew on the right side of the page. I would like as much of Bendet's record as possible to be translated. View the post with its 3 responses
35220 Translation - Russian

8/17/2014 4:18 PM Please translate Frimet Elegand #98 View the post with its 1 response
35221 Interpretation

8/17/2014 4:18 PM 1912 passenger list says "Shosnowitz, Austria." Should this be taken as what is now Sosnowiec, Poland? (Ship is the SS Noordam, sailing from Rotterdam, arriving 06 Jul 1912. Image from ancestry.com.) View the post, there are no responses
35222 Translation - Russian

8/17/2014 4:18 PM This is a marriage record for Israel Stern and Perla Wolfenfeld. I am interested in as full a translation as possible, especially parents of bride and groom, towns of origin, ages, professions, witnesses and dates. View the post with its 1 response
35214 Translation - Yiddish

8/17/2014 4:17 PM This is a slightly better resolution image of a previously posted document. It is a page of a letter written in Yiddish or Hebrew to someone who settled in Springfield, MA. I would like as full a translation as possible. Thank you. View the post with its 3 responses
35215 Tombstone

8/17/2014 4:17 PM This is the headstone of my great-aunt (and first cousin twice removed) Ida Reinheimer Herz/Hartz. I would like a translation of the Hebrew.

Thank you so much. To help with any translation: in case it has her parents' names her father's name was Salomon Reinheimer, her mother Jette Dieter Reinheimer. Her father's Hebrew name is believed to be Shlomo. Her husband was Louis Herz/Hartz.
Thank you so very much. It might not say anything personal in the Hebrew, but I'd like to know what it says.
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35216 Tombstone

8/17/2014 4:17 PM this is the headstone of my great uncle Louis Herz/Hartz.
I would like the Hebrew part translated, please.
In case it is personal and not formulaic,he was born in Nuembrecht, Germany to Jacob Herz and Sophie (sophia?) Frank Herz. He was married to Ida Reinheimer Herz/Hartz.

Thank you so much. My email is lin2@cfl.rr.com if you have any questions.

Thank you so much! We have no photos of my great uncle, this is the closest we have. He was the first relative on that side to come to the US, and only before Nazi times, so he saved the lives of my grandparents and father (who was a child) by sponsoring them to come to the US). But since he lived in Miami and died in 1943 they never saw him in the US.
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