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Cefn Coed Y Cymmer, Merthyr Tydfil Jewish Cemetery

December 15, 2012
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The Glamorgan FHS have produced a booklet of the inscriptions at this cemetery and some headstones can be found on our website here Thanks to Lynn Saunders we can provide below a slide show of photos taken at Cefn Coed y Cymmer.
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Streatham Jewish Cemetery

December 14, 2012
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Streatham Jewish Cemetery also called Rowan Road Cemetery opened in 1915. Photos copyright L Saunders.  
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WDYTYA link to CemeteryScribes and SynagoguesScribes

September 21, 2012
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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

August 21, 2012
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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!

July 26, 2012
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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

July 17, 2012
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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

June 11, 2012
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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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Finding Lewis Gompertz

February 10, 2012
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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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Are Jones and Cohen the hardest names to research?

January 15, 2012
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Are Jones and Cohen the hardest names to research?

What happens when you are looking for both names for 1 person? A couple of years ago we received an email from Belgium asking for more information on an entry we had under Lauriston Cemetery. The enquirer was interested to know whether Solomon JONES was his ancestor. Now to be honest, my initial reaction...
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Two Angels? fact or fiction

January 8, 2012
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What are the chances of two sisters – Abigail and Sarah – both marrying someone  with the same, very distinctive name,  within one year of each other?  Pretty slim, you would think.  I certainly doubted it,  although both marriages appeared  on the Synagogue Scribes database, albeit the grooms’ Hebrew patronymics were different.  My immediate...
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