33 Jewish Charities in London -1850. | CemeteryScribes | Page 9

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33 Jewish Charities in London -1850. | CemeteryScribes | Page 9

33 Jewish Charities in London -1850.

According to “The charities of London. Comprehending the benevolent, educational, and religious institutions. Their origin and design, progress, and present position (1850)”, there were 33 specifically Jewish charities in London at the time of its publication. Each charity is listed…

33 Jewish Charities in London -1850. | CemeteryScribes | Page 9

The Knowles Collection

Most people researching Jewish families in the UK will have heard of the Knowles Collection: if you haven’t, we recommend you visit the familysearch.org website without further delay. The collection is based on the pioneering work of the late Isobel Mordy, lodged at…

33 Jewish Charities in London -1850. | CemeteryScribes | Page 9

Bath Jewish Burial Ground – Restoration

A recent article in the Jewish Chronicle reports that the first stage of the £50,000 restoration work at the old Jewish Burial Ground at Combe Down had been completed. For more information go to the Jewish Chronicle article here CemeteryScribes…

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Postcards from London (and other places)

While this has little to do with Cemeteries or the people buried in them its losely connected  because those of us interested in genealogy like to know where our family lived, went on holiday, what they may have aspired to,…

33 Jewish Charities in London -1850. | CemeteryScribes | Page 9

Tombstone symbols – Fish

We have two examples of ‘fish’ symbols from tombstones in Brady Street Jewish Cemetery. In both cases there is a single fish, although we understand that 2 fish may be featured and look identical. or very similar, to the symbol…

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Bancroft Road Jewish Cemetery – Restoration Update!

The good news keeps coming! Today we received confirmation from Leonard Shear that the restoration work is definitely being undertaken by the United Synagogue Burial Society. They will be levelling the ground, clearing all the rubbish, turfing the areas that…

33 Jewish Charities in London -1850. | CemeteryScribes | Page 9

Research outside UK & GenAmi

As our ancestors travelled and moved from one country to another before arriving in the UK we often need to obtain information from records held in other countries and sometimes we receive photos from cemeteries outside of the UK. Regular…