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Lyon Samson update

January 1, 2012
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Like many Jewish families, my ancestors were great mythologisers.  They polished and shined our family story until it gleamed, leaving no trace of past crimes and misdemeanours.  Thus, one of my great uncles could write, in all sincerity, a couple of years before he died aged 102: “King Charles banished all Jews when he...
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Brady Street Jewish Cemetery – an update

November 30, 2011
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Brady Street Jewish Cemetery – an update

Two and a half years have passed since we wrote about the Brady Street memorial to Miriam Levy. Her much vaunted connection to the founding of the Jewish Soup Kitchen still eludes us but, thanks to Dr. Phillip Kirby, we have now at least been able to identify her descendants. Some of  these were...
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Warning

September 25, 2011
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Warning

We have been robbed!.  Not once, but twice!   Firstly, by a Very Large, Highly Respectable, Organisation.  We still aren’t  clear what  possessed them.  Over-enthusiasm? Naievete? Or sheer thoughtlessness?   Whatever the cause, the result  has been highly damaging. Whole datasets from our SynagogueScribes database and large amounts of data from our CemeteryScribes website have been...
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Will Abstracts available on SynagogueScribes

July 31, 2011
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In the many years I’ve been researching my ancestors, Wills have never figured as a source of information. I’m not sure if it was lack of money, lack of education, or lack of trust in lawyers, but the fact is, my early Anglo-Jewish ancestors didn’t go in for them.  They were, in the main,...
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The Restoration and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries – some welcome news.

May 31, 2011
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In our recent blog, The Future of our Cemeteries – the debate continues. We wrote “It is not enough to  stand idle and wring ones hands. The Deane Road project has led the way. The 250th anniversary of the Brady Street Cemetery would be a good time for others to take up the challenge.” ...
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London to Sydney, Australian burials solve a puzzle!

April 13, 2011
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London to Sydney, Australian burials solve a puzzle!

Our focus at  www,cemeteryscribes.com  is Jewish Cemeteries in the UK. But genealogy knows no borders and a  recent exchange of emails, relating to Anglo-Jewish burials in Australian cemeteries, led to some interesting discoveries and the addition of a note to a marriage record featured in our sister site www.synagoguescribes.com The following burials appear on...
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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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Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

February 22, 2011
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Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

SynagogueScribes are delighted to announce a brilliant new addition to our special section featuring Secular Records. Ranging from 1682 to the late Nineteenth century, from towns across the United Kingdom and  places as far afield as New York, Jamaica, and Australia, from the wealthy slave-owner to the humble general dealer, from Silversmiths and Quill...
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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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