Requet volunteers to translate Russian-language genealogical documents into English
Thread poster: GaryG

GaryG  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:41
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Jun 11, 2003

From time to time people researching their
family history post documents at this website:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/index.asp

I myself volunteer at this site and can
handle the typed and printed material, but
a majority of the documents were written
by clerks in the 19th century and in the
"old" alphabet, which is much harder for me,
so if anyone wants to volunteer please go
to the site and help out. Spasibo zaranee!


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Vladimir Dubisskiy  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:41
Member (2001)
English to Russian
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Gary - awesome - thank you Jun 13, 2003

I just love those old things, you know..
Last year I did some translations of 19th century clergy correspondence for Alberta's Redemptorists (Ukrainian/Russian mix into English).
How does it work? What if several people do the same text?

GaryG wrote:

From time to time people researching their
family history post documents at this website:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/index.asp

I myself volunteer at this site and can
handle the typed and printed material, but
a majority of the documents were written
by clerks in the 19th century and in the
"old" alphabet, which is much harder for me,
so if anyone wants to volunteer please go
to the site and help out. Spasibo zaranee!


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GaryG  Identity Verified
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The JewishGen website - how it works Jun 13, 2003

>How does it work? What if several people do the same text?

Basically, it's unstructured. You just
translate the text and send it to the
e-mail address provided under the image
of the scanned document.

For a long document, it might be advisable
to contact the person to see if someone's
already done it if it was posted a few
days ago.

I almost always received appreciative feedback
from the posters I've sent translations.

There are also documents in Yiddish and
Hebrew, but there are no discussion forums
for those languages here on ProZ. I've
cross-posted to the Polish group, but there
are also sometimes documents in other
East European languages.


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Oleg Osipov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 13:41
English to Russian
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Не хлебом единым Jun 14, 2003

Помогите Алану Гликсману из Австралии. Нужно перевести VM 2511, VM 2512 и VM 2514. VM 2513 мы перевели.
Не пожалейте немного времени.
Вам это доставит удовольствие.

Alec


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Larisa Migachyov
United States
Local time: 02:41
Russian to English
I'd love to help, but... Jun 16, 2003

Is there a way to increase the size of the document on-screen? I am finding those very hard to see, and I can't make them bigger. If you send me an enlarged scan, I'll be glad to help.

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Vladimir Dubisskiy  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:41
Member (2001)
English to Russian
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I did help with one already Jun 18, 2003

And I like it.. ned more time and bad weather - these days are nothing even close here in Vancouver:-)))

OOH, MA in T/I, UTR wrote:

Помогите Алану Гликсману из Австралии. Нужно перевести VM 2511, VM 2512 и VM 2514. VM 2513 мы перевели.
Не пожалейте немного времени.
Вам это доставит удовольствие.

Alec


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GaryG  Identity Verified
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Dealing with the JewishGen images Jun 18, 2003

Larisa Migachyov wrote:

Is there a way to increase the size of the document on-screen? I am finding those very hard to see, and I can't make them bigger. If you send me an enlarged scan, I'll be glad to help.


What you see is a thumbnail image. When you double-click on them
they should download at full size. I've done this using different
browsers on different platforms.

The document is almost always scanned at sufficient resolution
to read (allowing for the quality of the original).


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Larisa Migachyov
United States
Local time: 02:41
Russian to English
Now I feel stupid Jun 18, 2003

Sorry about that. I'll be able to do one now.

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Eugene V
English to Russian
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Wow, thanks! Jun 27, 2003

I'd love to help when I have the time.
Could you suggest any website about the pre-reform Russian alphabet?


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