An Englishman in New York – Success story

The SynagogueScribes and CemeteryScribes websites were born out of our personal interest in Anglo-Jewish genealogy.   We put our work out there on the Web in the hope that others will find it useful.  But forget about altruism: we do it because we love it!  And, of course, we are always delighted when we hear...
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Bancroft (Maiden Lane) Cemetery – More names found

As our readers will know we have previously reported on the planned restoration to Bancroft (Maiden Lane) Jewish Cemetery, see here. Susie has continued in her mission to find as many names as possible of those buried in this cemetery and we are now able to add over 40 more names to the list...
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Hildesheimer & Co

Hildesheimer & Co

The German born Hildesheimer brothers along with the Tuck family were at the forefront of the fast expanding trade in Greetings Cards in Victorian England. Siegmund Hildesheimer was born in 1832 in Hallberstadt Germany and settled in Manchester in the mid 1870’s.  The 1881 census lists his occupation as Picture Importer, although, according...
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Great Synagogue Burials added to SynagogueScribes.com !

We have just added over 3,500 Great Synagogue burial records (BSGSBUR)  to our sister site www.SynagogueScribes.com .  These have been compiled from transcripts left by the late Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser, with additional material by the SynagogueScribes team and cover burials from 1791 to 1823 & 1832 Partial text versions of Dr. Susser’s originals...
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Searching SynagogueScribes.com – Basic Search

Searching SynagogueScribes.com – Basic Search

First in the series of our step-by-step guides to searching SynagogueScribes and getting the best results. Example 1: Finding a Burial Record for Sarah Nathan CemeteryScribes ref I970 In SynagogueScribes, using basic search which is the search present on every page of the site. The results will cover all the sources, births, circumcisions, marriages,...
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Willesden Cemetery; Art, Music and Literature

Willesden Cemetery , consecrated in 1873, acts as a bridge between the intimacy of the old, historic London Ashkenazi Burial Grounds – Aldernery Road,  Brady Street and Lauriston Road – enclosed within high brick walls, their modest, fading stones haphazardly set in grassy plots under shady trees, and the vast modern and largely treeless,...
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Wolverhampton Old Jewish Burial Ground (Cockshutts Lane)

Wolverhampton Old Jewish Burial Ground (Cockshutts Lane)

We were recently contacted by Alan Isaacs who asked whether we would like copies of  some photos taken at Wolverhampton Jewish Cemetery. Our readers will know that the answer was a resounding “Yes please!” Alan, whose interests lie in electronics, has a virtual Radio Museum and also provides genealogy research services to some of...
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33 Jewish Charities in London -1850.

According to “The charities of London. Comprehending the benevolent, educational, and religious institutions. Their origin and design, progress, and present position (1850)”, there were 33 specifically Jewish charities in London at the time of its publication. Each charity is listed with the address, date of establishment and their presidents, treasurers and other officers. For...
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The Knowles Collection

Most people researching Jewish families in the UK will have heard of the Knowles Collection: if you haven’t, we recommend you visit the familysearch.org website without further delay. The collection is based on the pioneering work of the late Isobel Mordy, lodged at the Society of Genealogists in London, and Todd Knowles‘ additional research. Todd, the great great...
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Bath Jewish Burial Ground – Restoration

Bath Jewish Burial Ground – Restoration

A recent article in the Jewish Chronicle reports that the first stage of the £50,000 restoration work at the old Jewish Burial Ground at Combe Down had been completed. For more information go to the Jewish Chronicle article here CemeteryScribes has 26 tombstone photos taken at the Bath cemetery along with inscriptions for each...
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