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    Junior Member mycatsmom's Avatar
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    Need Ukranian translator

    My husbands family was from the Ukraine. His family moved here in 1949. We received a letter we believe is from a distant relative of his but it is in Ukrainian. My in laws have passed away and there is no one who can read this letter. Is there anyone out there that can help us? I believe the letter is from a young girl. I could e-mail a copy to someone if they think that they can help us.

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    you might try online. http://translate.google.ca/
    if that doesn't work then i hope someone can help you.
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    Can you scan it and save as a file, then use google translate to read it. maybe that is an option.

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    How about a letter to the editor of the local newspaper seeking help?

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    Google translate is pretty good, here we have many different cultures and most have a club or association. Check your local directory or online for your nearest Ukrainian Club/Association. Government departments often can put you in touch with translators, or even try your local university.

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    Try Googling "ukrainians oklahoma". I found this Ukrainian church that way:
    http://www.uocofusa.org/jones.html

    You may be able to find a ukrainian organization where you live by Googling.

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    do get it translated but beware also that it may be fake. there are crooks everywhere. Even there. I get stuff from Keiv all the time. since my Ukranian girlfriend went there to see her long lost brother. I think she put my name on some mailing list at the time.

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    We cannot use Goggle translator since the letter is hand written in cursive. We do not even know what some of the letters are. We do believe the letter is real and not a scam, as we have received letters many years ago from the same location. We had a relative then that could read Ukrainian then, but they have since passed away. I will try the Jones location. Thanks so much for the advice.

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    or a University if that doesn't work. good luck.

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    Look in your area and see if there is a Ukrainain church local to you. Someone there may help you.

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    I am from Ukraine. Send me a picture of the letter I will try to help you.

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    Check with your local hospital. They usually have translators on call. Maybe one of them would be willing to help.
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    In my community we have an International Insatiate, you might try there...........even contacting one in another city......calla

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    Would Russian do? There are probably Russian speakers at OU. If you can email me a copy, I'll get my ex to look at it - he's of Russian descent and fluent in Russian.

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    Go to the local university or Ukrainian church

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