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CemeteryScribes – What we do, and what we don’t do

February 8, 2014
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We set up The CemeteryScribes project  in 2008.  Our aim was  to photograph and record the information inscribed over the centuries on headstones across the country before its irrevocable loss to the ravages of acid rain, urbanization, neglect and vandalism. Since that time, we have photographed many thousands of stones in over 100 burial...
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Putting the record(s) straight

June 11, 2012
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Some months ago we received some information regarding the family of Abraham Jacob Jonas. We checked  the data and found it sound,  with one exception.  Our correspondent suggested that Benjamin JACOB JONAS  had married a Julia REUBEN daughter of Jacob Reuben of Dover. Problem was that we had well sourced records which showed that...
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Warning

September 25, 2011
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Warning

We have been robbed!.  Not once, but twice!   Firstly, by a Very Large, Highly Respectable, Organisation.  We still aren’t  clear what  possessed them.  Over-enthusiasm? Naievete? Or sheer thoughtlessness?   Whatever the cause, the result  has been highly damaging. Whole datasets from our SynagogueScribes database and large amounts of data from our CemeteryScribes website have been...
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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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Balls Pond Road Jewish Cemetery, London now complete!

January 9, 2010
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Balls Pond Road Jewish Cemetery, London now complete!

We have added over 500 photos to CemeteryScribes.com taken at this cemetery. Each entry includes the tombstone photo, inscriptions and in most cases the immediate families of those buried there. Balls Pond was opened in the early 1840′s and is owned by West London Synagogue. It was described by Mrs Basil Holmes in ‘London...
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More Levy’s than Cohen’s on GenPals CemeteryScribes

June 23, 2009
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A quick review of the numbers and names on GenPals CemeteryScribes Cemetery Project. Since we launched the site with 500 entries back in Nov 2007 it has grown and grown! There are now over 8,000 individuals listed, so we thought it would be interesting to look at the top ten family names: Levy Cohen...
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GenPals Cemetery Project: Cut Off date

June 11, 2009
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We have been asked many times why we do not include photos of headstones where the individual died after 1928. We took the view when we started this project, that while we want to record the information that has been inscribed on headstones and make that information freely available, we would need to keep...
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Website error: Hannah Montefiore

June 8, 2009
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Among the photographs kindly donated by Dr. Helen Fry, was one from the Exeter Jewish Cemetery for Hannah Montefiore, wife of Moses d’Ancona. The inscription on her stone reads “Hannah relict of Moses Ancona daughter of Moses Montefiore died April 25 5599 ages 71. From the Hebrew inscription: Hannah bat Moshe … In a...
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