How to make a payment to a Ukrainian Archive? #ukraine #translation #records


LarryBassist@...
 

Hi Siggers,
   Recently I sent for the death record of my great-grandfather and received the attached invoice.
I do not speak Ukrainian and I cannot figure out how to go about making the payment.
  My bank tells me that in order to make a wire transfer I need the bank's Swift number and their address. Additionally I need the organization's name, address, and account number.
  So my questions are:  Are all these things on the invoice and which is which?
  Also, my bank wants to charge me $35 for the wire transfer whereas the invoice is for only about $4. Does anyone know a less expensive way to send the money? When I googled about it MoneyGram came up. Does anyone have experience with them? Would I need all the same info?
  Thanks in advance for your help.
Larry Bassist


sharonrf18@...
 

How to pay any archive has become easy and less expensive. I’m sure someone else can help with the translation of the invoice but I’ve never used a bank for wire transfers because of the high fees. I’ve used transferwise (online service) which has given me excellent, quick service with minimal fees and highly recommend them.

Sharon Fleitman
Atlanta, Georgia


alan moskowitz
 

Larry,
I recently had the exact same issue. Even using a few different websites to 'break' the pdf into text and then using Google translate, it did not tell me how to make payment which apparently is difficult to do.  They give a long account number which is for their treasury account, but that alone is not helpful.  Realistically, the only way to make payment is to find someone or an organization  or perhaps a bank in Europe (with US branches maybe) who can contact the archives and make the payment.  For example, Santander Bank is a foreign bank (Spain), or some USA based banks might have foreign branches that could assist.   Then you can pay that intermediary either before or afterward.  In my case I had an ongoing genealogy project with another organization in the UK which was able to make the payment on my behalf.  I received a summary of the information I requested and a translation but am still waiting for copies of the actual documents.  I paid about $20.     


Alan Moskowitz


LarryBassist@...
 

When I try to open the attached document I get this error message:

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
<Error>
<Code>InvalidArgument</Code>
<Message>Header value cannot be represented using ISO-8859-1.</Message>
<ArgumentName>response-content-disposition</ArgumentName>
<ArgumentValue>inline; filename="Ukraine Invoice кошторис Бассист.pdf"</ArgumentValue>
<RequestId>934E782535B8E946</RequestId>
<HostId>N8psRM+TxfY7XQ1gjXjDT+Pq9cSHeoRkuBv79nDqUvj1eS+Jm+AzxFzn/md5VGyebDJrmPrWYd4=</HostId>
</Error>

Is there something different I need to do in order for people to be able to view the document? Would Viewmate work better?
Larry Bassist


fredelfruhman
 

I'm afraid that I cannot help with figuring out the bank numbers, but I'd like to second the recommendation of "TransferWise".  I used this site recently to send payment to three different archives in Germany; it was easy and affordable, and the money was there within a day or so.
--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


fromanmp@...
 

Ideally you would send them some Ukrainian currency.  But what if you send them a 5 dollar bill, or a 5 euro bill?  It is more than the Ukrainian currency, and will probably suffice.

Michael Froman
Atlanta, Georgia, USA


David Harrison
 

The cheapest way is to ask if anybody on this site is going there on a holiday this year or after travel resumes.  It might be a long shot but worth trying.  6 or 7 years ago there was a similar request for a payment to Pilsen from somewhere in England, my wife and I were that year linking Poland and Italy on our 4 or 5 week holiday in Europe and offered to make the payment by handing over the cash, if it was deposited in our account.  This worked well and added interest into a stop which could have been anywhere in a wide area. Our hotel turned out to be 2 doors from the office and opposite an ATM and we were shown a delightful old Synagogue into the bargain as well as saving an unknow genealogist a significant amount of money.
David Harrison, Birmingham, England


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Subject: [JewishGen.org] How to make a payment to a Ukrainian Archive? #ukraine #translation #records
 
Hi Siggers,
   Recently I sent for the death record of my great-grandfather and received the attached invoice.
I do not speak Ukrainian and I cannot figure out how to go about making the payment.
  My bank tells me that in order to make a wire transfer I need the bank's Swift number and their address. Additionally I need the organization's name, address, and account number.
  So my questions are:  Are all these things on the invoice and which is which?
  Also, my bank wants to charge me $35 for the wire transfer whereas the invoice is for only about $4. Does anyone know a less expensive way to send the money? When I googled about it MoneyGram came up. Does anyone have experience with them? Would I need all the same info?
  Thanks in advance for your help.
Larry Bassist


alan moskowitz
 

Larry,
I had the same issue with your file  - it is corrupted.   Try detaching it again from the email the archive sent you.  If that does not work, ask them to resend it.   Also, in response to someone's comment about using Transferwise, I had sent the invoice to them and their response is that they cannot transfer to businesses - only to individuals.  They provided no other guidance.  

alan moskowitz


Linda Higgins
 

Google translates from Ukrainian to English. Just copy and paste the words that need translation and it will do the rest.

Linda Gordon Higgins