Cemeteries & history

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

Belfast City Cemetery – Jewish Section

March 12, 2011
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A free database of burial records, now available online, includes burials in the Jewish Section. See here The Jewish section was acquired in 1871: the first burial took place 2 years later on 2 Feb 1873, and the last on 11 Jun 1964. From 1884 to 1929 no headstones were allowed for those buried...
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Inscriptions from Hebrew Rest Cemetery New Orleans

February 1, 2011
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This is a follow up to our recent blog on New Orleans Jewish Cemeteries and as promised here are a selection of inscriptions from the tombstone photos found here Augustus BLOCK died 1896 aged 79 Lucia R BLOCK died 1903 sged 73 Betha Block MAYER 1857 – 1918 Dora J BLOCK 1881 – 1928...
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Jewish Cemeteries in New Orleans

January 30, 2011
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Jewish Cemeteries in New Orleans

I recently joined a group and was chatting to Dawn of All things Genealogical when she mentioned that she has taken photos at two Jewish Cemeteries in New Orleans. In fact over 400 photos, which you can browse through! Namely the  Hebrew Rest Cemetery and Gates of Prayer Cemetery, [just follow the links to...
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UK Jewish Cemeteries at risk

January 8, 2011
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Back in 2008 Jewish Heritage UK reported on ‘Burial grounds at risk’ with a list of 9 Jewish cemeteries: Exeter, Bull Meadow London, Bancroft Road London, Hackney [Lauriston Road) Ipswich, Salthouse Lane Merthyr Tydfil, Cefn Coed Manchester, Prestwich Village Sunderland, Ayres Quay Swansea, Mayhill Wolverhampton, Cockshutts Lane And in 2009 the follwowing burial grounds...
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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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Fez (Fes) Morocco, Jewish Cemetery

July 18, 2010
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The cemetery The burial ground is covered with white arched tombstones.  Some have engraved inscriptions, the more recent in French and older ones in Hebrew.There are small chambers for burning candles in some of these tombs, which explains the black soot appearing in stark contrast to the white of the stones. There are some...
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Hoxton Old Burial Ground 1707 – 1960

July 4, 2010
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Hoxton Old Burial Ground 1707 – 1960

In 1960 the Hoxton Jewish Cemetery was destroyed, the remains were reinterred at West Ham Jewish Cemetery and that was that. When we photographed the area allocated at West Ham Jewish Cemetery (see here and here ) for those moved from their original burial place, we wondered whether there were any photos of the...
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Bancroft Rd Jewish Cemetery – Susie’s mission

June 24, 2010
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Bancroft Rd Jewish Cemetery – Susie’s mission

We have reported several times now on Susie Clapham’s mission to bring Bancroft Rd cemetery back to life or at the very least to undo years of neglect. Susie has written an article for JEECS (Jewish East End Celebration Society) covering her research of the cemetery and her plans for improvements. “SUSIE CLAPHAM has...
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Willesden Jewish Cemetery – additions to CemeteryScribes

May 16, 2010
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Willesden Jewish Cemetery – additions to CemeteryScribes

In Jan 2010 Cemetery Scribes reported on the Knowles Collection and the new site http://histfam.familysearch.org/index.php which includes ‘The Knowles Collection – The Jews of the British Isles’. Todd’s collection now holds over 75,000 people from 149 independant sources. Todd kindly gave us photos of tombstones at Willesden Jewish Cemetery and we are now delighted...
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Saving the past – Novo Sephardic Cemetery, Mile End

April 25, 2010
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We frequently receive comments from excited researchers who have found the tombstone of their great great ancestor on the CemeteryScribes web site. And we regularly get comments from our family and friends asking why we do it: why we spend endless hours photographing, cataloguing, researching and inputting all these tombstones. And, sometimes, we wonder...
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