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Do branches of your family tree lead you to Denmark?

Then you should pay a visit to the site “Danish-Jewish Funerals and Tombstones up to 1866” at http://tom.brondsted.dk/mosaiskebegravelser/?lang=en available in both English and Danish. The site covers all known Danish-Jewish funerals from the earliest ones in the late 17th century…

Levy Mandelson of the Tumut

Levy Mandelson of the Tumut by Mark Howard. Levy Mandelson (1833-1891) died in London in the 1890s and was buried in the Willesden Jewish Cemetary.  The inscription on his headstone says he was, “formerly of Tumut and Sydney, Australia, [and]…

Samuel Meldola’s Prayer book

The Prayer book belonging to Samuel MELDOLA is currently being sold on an auction site, see here. The prayer book was printed in Leghorn / Livorno, Italy around 1820 when Samuel was a young child, one of the two signatures…

Lemon Hart of Penzance

A new publication ‘Lemon Hart of Penzance’ by Keith Pearce has just been published. Lemon Hart (1768 – 1845) is the most well-known of the many Jews who lived in Cornwall in the late 18th and 19th centuries, and he…

Wolverhampton Jewish Cemetery – help needed

The following is an extract of a letter to the Jewish Chronicle (17 Aug 2018), detailing the state of Wolverhampton cemetery and the plans and hopes of The Council of Birmingham and West Midlands Jewry to clean and restore it.…

Mrs Estella Meldola’s prayer book 1805

The Prayer book belonging to Mrs Estella Meldola is currently being sold on an auction site, see here. With the kind permission of the seller we are adding photos here showing the signature and address of Mrs Meldola. Estella and…

Harry, Henry or Hartog Gompel De Groot

We have Harry G De Groot who died in 1872 and was buried at West Ham Jewish cemetery, on CemeteryScribes and until very recently had been unable to find anything more about him. He did not seem to appear in…