Prague – Old Jewish Cemetery

The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague  was in use from the early 15th century to 1787. Photos copyright L Saunders
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Streatham Jewish Cemetery

Streatham Jewish Cemetery also called Rowan Road Cemetery opened in 1915. Photos copyright L Saunders.  
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Exeter Cemetery

Looking through past articles on this blog, we note that deploring the state of some of our oldest cemeteries was,sadly, becoming something of a theme so, following on our May piece on the project at Ayres Quay in Sunderland it is good to be able to give you another good news story. Today, at...
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WDYTYA link to CemeteryScribes and SynagoguesScribes

In one of the more lively and absorbing programmes of this current series, Alex Kingston, star of ER, and Dr Who, discovered her early 19th Century Anglo-Jewish roots. Her paternal ancestor, Eva Braham, is buried in Brompton (Fulham Road) Jewish Cemetery http://www.cemeteryscribes.com/getperson.php?personID=I2788&tree=Cemeteries and her marriage to Lawrence Emanuel can be found on http://synagoguescribes.com/blog/person-details/?value=6268 Unfortunately,...
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Almorah Cemetery (Jewish Section) St Helier Jersey Channel Islands

We are grateful to Anna Baghiani of the Societe Jersaise www.societe-jersiaise.org  for providing us with photographs of the 9 remaining stones from this cemetery, along with a great deal of background material. Many of these individuals, such as David CRAWCOUR were connected to families buried on mainland Britain and already recorded on our database....
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Olympics – 100 years ago!

Olympics – 100 years ago!

Taking part in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm was the son of a salesman, David Henry Jacobs. David was born in 1888 Cardiff, Wales to John and Sarah Jacobs. He was one of at least 6 children. In 1911 the family were living in London, both John and his son David were working as...
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East Ham Cemetery, Marlow Road

In January there was a mini-tornado blew across the cemetery causing damage to a number of headstones and causing others to be unstable, mostly to the left of the Prayer Hall. The United Synagogue Burial Sociey probably have details of all the effected plots should you wish to check on family / ancestors’ headstones....
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Putting the record(s) straight

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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Roll of Honour

We are pleased to announce that thanks to photos provided by Boreenatra we will be able to record the names of Jewish service personnel who served their country during the World Wars. The United Synagogue Roll of Honour at East Ham Cemetery has been added along with a searchable table of names.  See here
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Finding Lewis Gompertz

Guest Blog by Hannah Renier, Hannah has ghost-written several family histories, edited others and edited some nineteenth-century journals, besides ghost-writing books for a well-known historian. History and genealogy have become her passion and she’s writing a book about Leicester Square. Last year I was working on a book about London’s horses, and how they...
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