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Start your family tree week – Your Jewish Family tree!

December 25, 2010
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Start your family tree week – Your Jewish Family tree!

We at CemeteryScribes and SynagogueScribes fully support the idea of the UK Family Tree week which starts tomorrow 26th Dec 2010. With the holiday season giving us all time to get together with family we all have the ideal opportunity to make some notes on family relations and find new ones. Websites taking part...
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Deane Road Cemetery – Heritage lottery Fund Success!

December 20, 2010
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The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £494,000 to Deane Road Jewish Cemetery in Kensington, Liverpool! The money is to be used to fully restore this wonderful cemetery, build a visitors’ centre to make it fully accessible to the public. We have previous reported on the restoration of Deane Road Cemetery here For more information...
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Over 1,000 Burial Records added covering 1776 to 1785

November 18, 2010
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We are delighted to announce the addition of over 1,000 burial records to SynagogueScribes.com There are now over 21,000 records available! These records, from our DPL series, have been transcribed from the Great Synagogue Register of Burials at the German Jews Burying Ground – the New Cemetery Ducking Pond Lane Bethnal Green (Brady Street)...
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New look for SynagogueScribes.com

November 14, 2010
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New look for SynagogueScribes.com

We are delighted to announce a new look  and new logo for our sister site SynagogueScribes.com We hope you like it.
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Brynmawr Jewish Cemetery

November 13, 2010
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Brynmawr Jewish Cemetery

We are delighted to announce the addition of  Tombstone photos from Brynmawr Jewish Cemetery which is part of the municipal cemetery in Harcourt Road. The Jewish section opened in Nov 1856. To see all the entries click here Our thanks to Dolores for donating these photos to us which have enabled us to now...
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More Burial records added to SynagogueScribes!

September 22, 2010
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We are delighted to announce that more burial records for 1788, 1789, 1791 and 1792 have been added to SynagogueScribes.com. This is an interim upload whilst we prepare for a much larger addition of data. We hope this helps to expand your Jewish genealogy research!
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South East England records added to Synagogue Scribes!

September 20, 2010
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South East England records added to Synagogue Scribes!

Visitors to the SynagogueScribes website (www.SynagogueScribes.com)  will be aware that the bulk of our records relate to the Jewish Communities of London, so we are especially pleased to announce the inclusion of some new material for the Jewish communities of South East England.  We have today uploaded some Birth, Marriage and Death records (respectively...
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Ketuba mystery – solved!

September 8, 2010
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Ketuba mystery – solved!

When it comes to requests for help with family trees, we at www.SynagogeSribes.com are a pretty hard-hearted bunch.   We have to be: if we weren’t, we’d finish up spending all our time on other people’s genealogies,  leaving none for our core work of finding, transcribing and publishing Jewish community records and, with our other...
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Finding photos – can you help?

August 15, 2010
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Finding photos – can you help?

As our readers know CemeteryScribes is all about saving headstones and inscriptions by recording them, and in this way our site is in memory to those who have gone before us. It came as no suprise when I was asked the other day about photos. Normally these requests are for headstone photos or cemetery...
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Names: Places of origin or occupations or ?

August 5, 2010
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Names: Places of origin or occupations or ?

Among the difficulties we encounter when transcribing old community records written in cursive Hebrew, is the appearance of words that have no apparent English equivalent and which usually, but not exclusively, relate to places of origin or occupations. The script in this burial record dated  24 Dec 1804 http://www.synagoguescribes.com/persondetails.php?value=17451 for  a child of Joseph...
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