Category: Cemeteries & history

Articles that focus on the history of Jewish Cemeteries in the UK

Lottery Funding for Falmouth Jewish Cemetery

https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/18838437.lottery-funding-secures-future-ponsharden-burial-ground-falmouth/ The Jewish cemetery was founded in 1780 and the Dissenters in 1808 and together they were in active use for just over 100 years and contain over 700 burials, many unmarked. They give us a glimpse into Falmouth’s long…

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.…

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…

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.…

NORWICH JEW’S BURIAL GROUND- MEMORIALS

(With the kind permission of Philip Kirby, from his posts on Jewish Roots British-Genealogy.com) I am posting a summary of the names and inscriptions of the Jews buried in the ‘Jew’s Closed Burial Ground Quaker’s Lane St Martin at Oak…

Willesden Cemetery Open days & tours

United Synagogue Heritage have told us about two exciting new events taking place on Sunday 17th September 2017: Discover Willesden Cemetery with Open House London The United Synagogue’s first event with Open House London, the capital’s largest annual festival of…

Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery records – found !

The cemetery records for the Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery These were long considered to be lost but in the summer of 2015 they unexpectedly came to light. They consist of over 93 handwritten sheets on A2 size paper. In many instances…