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Bath Jewish Burial Ground -Open day 20 Sept 2020

We are delighted to have been in contact with Christina Hilsenrath Craig, Chair, Friends of the Bath Jewish Burial Ground, who is studying and researching all those buried at Bath Jewish Burial Ground, Combe Down. With some exciting new finds.…

Lost but not forgotten

Admin: The following is a wonderful example of why researchers should never give up, written by  Joanna D, London This story starts about 40 years ago when a determined family member living in Toronto, Canada (formerly of London) set herself…

Seeking Neville & Nathan Families

Willesden Jewish Cemetery (United Synagogue) want to trace descendants of the Neville family and Nathan family regarding the conservation work being carried out at the cemetery thanks to the National Heritage Lottery Fund. Mr Henry Nathan who died aged 60…

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…