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Introduction to ViewMate

ViewMate allows JewishGen participants to post photographs and documents online, and request help in translating or identifying information.

Here you can submit:

  • Photos: for identification of people, clothing, buildings, scenes, objects, artifacts, etc.
  • Letters, documents, book pages, maps, etc. for analysis or translation.

TIME LIMITATION: [Time subject to change]
Submitted images will have a limited view time of 168 hours (7 days).
Thereafter they can be placed in the searchable ViewMate Archive along with any responses you received.

For instructions on how to upload files, please visit the Instructions page.

You are requested to use this Web site responsibly. JewishGen reserves the right to remove any materials that come to its attention and which it determines to be objectionable.

JewishGen will not tolerate harassment, copyright infringement, or posting of pornographic or otherwise illegal materials. Participants not abiding by this rule will lose their access rights to JewishGen, and further action may be taken.

ViewMate is based on the free sharing of information and should not be used by professionals offering fee-based services.

Comments, concerns and feedback are encouraged!

ViewMate original concept by Bernard Israelite Kouchel

Have a ViewMate success story? Please share it using the Help page form.
All times shown on ViewMate are in US Mountain Time
Last Updated 1 Apr 2019
ViewMate idea and author: Bernard Israelite Kouchel ז״ל
Web Author: Josef Herz, updated by John Berman, Gary Sandler
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