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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…

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.…

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…

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…

Marc Chagall in Kent

For centuries before the creation of the great city museums and art galleries – the Louvre Museum Paris 1793, National Gallery London 1831, Prado Madrid 1819, people of all classes, from richest to poorest, were daily exposed to some of…

Stepney Infirmary deaths with burial place

A selection of death records showing the burial place in most of the entries, for the period 1901 to 1913. The majority were buried at Plashet Jewish Cemetery with some buried Edmonton and a few other cemeteries.

Benjamin and Isabella .. who?

We were recently contacted by a sharp-eyed researcher who suspected we had a duplicate entry for Benjamin Woolf. Normally, such duplications are relatively easy to look into, albeit administratively very much harder to rectify! But not so in the case…