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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
26514 Photo Identification

3/10/2013 4:58 PM The elderly lady on the very left of picture is wearing what I believe to be Portuguese or Spanish national dress or Mourning dress. Her ancestors were believed to be from Portugal migrating in the late 1700's. They may be Sephardic Jews. I am trying to trace her parents. Her name is Clara Holloway nee Davis. Father on birth cert. is David Davis and mother is Julia Soares/Sears. Any information on the family appreciated. Birth date was 10th Sept. 1854 in Umberston St. Whitechapel. View the post, there are no responses
26505 Translation - Polish

3/10/2013 4:57 PM I have a translation, but I need to know if I send $21. for docs or $21+$120. Is the $120 in zloty's or USD? I do not understand the second lump-fee banking postal. Is this like postage and handling? Also, what does "please enter the character transfer case" mean? Thank you. View the post with its 2 responses
26507 Translation - Yiddish

3/10/2013 4:57 PM The front is the portrait of a young woman.

I would like to have the translation of the small text at the back.

Thank you for your help.
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26508 Translation - Yiddish

3/10/2013 4:57 PM uncertain about language. Need assistance on translation View the post with its 1 response
26509 Interpretation

3/10/2013 4:57 PM Hello! I am looking for second opinions on interpreting the handwriting on various passenger manifests.

Sources:
1. Rebekka Rosenberg, SS Ryndam arriving 1 Dec 1908
2. Leiser Weiser, SS Noordam arriving 26 Jul 1910
3. Mausche Weitzman, SS Zeeland, arriving 19 Apr 1906
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26510 Translation - Yiddish

3/10/2013 4:57 PM This is a fragment of a salutation on the back of a photo of an older and younger sister, possibly taken in Europe (Poland) in the 1930s. Hoping there is a name to determine the identity of these girls and their possible relationship to my grandmother, Rose Kelman in the U.S.
Part of it may be covered by the glue and paper of the photo album from which it was removed. Whatever information proved would be helpful.
Thank you,
Mady Land
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26501 Translation - Russian

3/10/2013 4:56 PM Please identify the patronymic of the individual. First name is certainly Itzko, last name is Gordin. His father's name has me stumped. Thanks! View the post with its 2 responses
26502 Translation - Yiddish

3/10/2013 4:56 PM This is a 3 page letter from Max Cohen of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to my GF written in 1927. We know that they both lived in Winnipeg in 1914, but not sure if they are cousins or friends. Any type of translation would be appreciated that helps us understand the content of this letter. We have uploaded 3 images. View the post, there are no responses
26503 Translation - Yiddish

3/10/2013 4:56 PM This is a 3 page letter from Max Cohen of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to my GF written in 1927. We know that they both lived in Winnipeg in 1914, but not sure if they are cousins or friends. Any type of translation would be appreciated that helps us understand the content of this letter. We have uploaded 3 images. View the post, there are no responses
26504 Translation - Yiddish

3/10/2013 4:56 PM This is a 3 page letter from Max Cohen of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to my GF written in 1927. We know that they both lived in Winnipeg in 1914, but not sure if they are cousins or friends. Any type of translation would be appreciated that helps us understand the content of this letter. We have uploaded 3 images. View the post with its 1 response
26499 Translation - Polish

3/10/2013 4:55 PM I received about 12 records of my ancestors from the Poznan State Archives in Poland and cannot read a word of this (my loss!) Can anyone help me with translating these M, B and D records? Here is one record, they all look fairly similar except for some that were written on very large paper.
Thanks very much,
Steve Herberman
Chevy Chase MD
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26500 Translation - German

3/10/2013 4:55 PM I need the column titles for this register of births and deaths. Thanks. If you can list them from left to right as 1, 2, 3, etc., it would be helpful. View the post with its 1 response
26496 Translation - Russian

3/10/2013 4:55 PM I would like to have this marriage record translated (names, dates, locations, ...).

Thank you for your help.
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26497 Translation - Russian

3/10/2013 4:55 PM I would like to have this birth record translated (names, dates, locations, ...).

Thank you for your help.
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26492 Translation - Russian

3/10/2013 4:54 PM Dear collegues,

I would need your help to translate this birth certificate of Ma(j)er Grauzam, from Russian into English. This is the part 2 of the certificate, the part 1 is in a previous Viewmate document.

I would really appreciate it.

Best regards
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26493 Translation - Russian

3/10/2013 4:54 PM I would like to have this birth record translated (names, dates, locations, ...).

Thank you for your help.
View the post with its 1 response
26494 Translation - Russian

3/10/2013 4:54 PM I would like to have this birth record translated (names, dates, locations, ...).

Thank you for your help.
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26495 Translation - Russian

3/10/2013 4:54 PM Can anyone tell me what this is? I think its a travel doc of my gggramps. View the post with its 1 response
26485 Translation - Polish

3/10/2013 4:53 PM Please provide the names of all relatives mentioned in this death record. Many thanks! View the post with its 1 response
26489 Translation - Russian

3/10/2013 4:53 PM Dear collegues,

I would need your help to translate this birth certificate of Simche Haim Grauzam, from Russian into English.

I would really appreciate it.

Best regards
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