Deux petites corrections, Ruchy:Hello!
This is the birth act of one of my cousins, I would really love to find someone able to read it, or at least the main infos (dates, names...). Thank you very much!
http : // data dot jewishgen dot org / Viewmate / hold / 9055 dot jpg
By the way it is a pretty odd way to end a letter, even if the meaning is quite understandable, I think that "salutations amicales" would be more appropriateSouhaits amicaux
Merci pour la correction, Niko. Moi aussi, j’espère que Jana ne nous donnera pas un coup de pied au derrière pour avoir parlé français et pour être allé "off-topic" a cet Forum!May I correct you Brian ?! Ok, I dare ;p
By the way it is a pretty odd way to end a letter, even if the meaning is quite understandable, I think that "salutations amicales" would be more appropriate
(yes, I know, it is pretty off-topic, please Jana, not the axe! I just didn't dare use PM )
Maybe, maybe... But two школьник at once?.. However, what school is meant? Heder? Never heard there was suc a post like school assistant. Usually communities could hardly afford supporting of melameds... By the way, I guess illiteracy is meant referring to Russian only.I think, the word посад is the same like Polish word posada. It is old word, you can find it only in names of place. Present is osada - settlement, посёлок.
And witnesses' occupation for me is школьник. Maybe 100 years ago it was someone who worked at school.
In case any of you don't know, "caretaker" in the sense of a person employed to sweep the floors, clean the bathrooms etc. of a school or other institution, is BE. In AE he/she is called a "custodian".I think that the школьник is very likely as the 1st and last k look almost identical. BTW: školník is a word still used in Czech for a school caretaker to this day.
Can't agree, let's look again: in the doubtful letter there is evident opening between the vertical lines, unlike almost all the letters K in this text, in which the right line concaves in the left touching or even crossing the left line. Unfortrunately, we have only one letter П in the text appropriate for comparison, i.e. internal letter, - namely, in the word подписанъ - and it looks much more similarly to the second letters of ш?ольник, than to any of the letters K.I think that the школьник is very likely as the 1st and last k look almost identical.