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Julia and Edward Laurine

March 18, 2014
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Julia and Edward Laurine

The serendipity of the random Google Search occasionally drops an unexpected sugar plum in your lap.. One such dropped into ours recently: a book entitled “An historical and topographical description of Chelsea, and its environs, Volume 2”  By Thomas Faulkner. Published in 1829, this delightful work  includes a whole section on the Jewish Burial...
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BANCROFT ROAD Updated records

October 23, 2013
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BANCROFT ROAD Updated records

What makes The Old Hoxton Cemetery and the Bancroft/Maiden Lane Cemetery different from all the other cemeteries that appear on the CemeteryScribes website? The answer is simple: If you go to http://www.cemeteryscribes.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=14&tree= you will not see a single picture of a tombstone and at Bancoft/Maiden Lane http://www.cemeteryscribes.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=9&tree= only a very small percentage of the...
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Inscriptions – With Hebrew or without?

March 28, 2013
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Inscriptions – With Hebrew or without?

In a recent article in the Jewish Chronicle ‘I didn’t want a traditional headstone for my father’s grave. But what was the alternative?’ Stephen Games describes how he commissioned a unique tombstone for his father, in strict conformation with the four prerequisites imposed by the United Synagogue Burial Society The initials pay nun (for “here lies”) The name of...
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Wilhelm Neulander 1873 – 1944

January 28, 2013
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Wilhelm Neulander 1873 – 1944

Wilhelm was buried at East Ham cemetery, Marlow Road London in 1944 a refugee from Germany. Those of you familiar with CemeteryScribes know that we have a cut off date and do not normally break our rule. However, this is a one off. It’s for all those who died away from their homeland and...
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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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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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Confusion in the stars!

May 15, 2011
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Confusion in the stars!

The Star of David (Mogen David) is frequently seen on tombstones but not all are Jewish and many cause confusion. We were recently contacted by Evelyn Simak who very kindly photographed tombstones at Jewish cemeteries in East Anglia for us. These are currently being added to CemeteryScribes. While researching the cemeteries Evelyn noticed an...
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How technology saved the sanity of a stone mason

February 8, 2011
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How technology saved the sanity of a stone mason

The following has been written by Guest Author Adam Binstock of Sydney, Australia. Adam contacted CemeteryScribes to give some feedback on stonemasons and we were delighted when he agreed to tell us more about the craft. Adam’s family of stonemasons go back many generations, his great grandfather was making tombstones in Poland. Being a...
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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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