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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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Wolverhampton Old Jewish Burial Ground (Cockshutts Lane)

January 31, 2010
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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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Bath Jewish Burial Ground – Restoration

January 16, 2010
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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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Balls Pond Road Jewish Cemetery, London now complete!

January 9, 2010
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Balls Pond Road Jewish Cemetery, London now complete!

We have added over 500 photos to CemeteryScribes.com taken at this cemetery. Each entry includes the tombstone photo, inscriptions and in most cases the immediate families of those buried there. Balls Pond was opened in the early 1840′s and is owned by West London Synagogue. It was described by Mrs Basil Holmes in ‘London...
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Tombstone symbols – Fish

December 26, 2009
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Tombstone symbols – Fish

We have two examples of ‘fish’ symbols from tombstones in Brady Street Jewish Cemetery. In both cases there is a single fish, although we understand that 2 fish may be featured and look identical. or very similar, to the symbol for ‘Pisces’. Both of our examples are facing left and look very similar, although...
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Bancroft Road (Maiden Lane) Jewish Cemetery – Restoration project

December 10, 2009
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In Sept 2008 we received this email: “I am delighted to see this website. About 30 minutes ago I was walking the streets of Bethnal Green, and to my horror I came across a Jewish cemetery which was in a bad state of disrepair. I took photos and as soon as I got home...
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Memorial Plaques from Choa Chu Kang, Singapore Jewish Cemetery

December 6, 2009
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In 1974 the government provided space for a Jewish Cemetery at Choa Chu Kang, a large burial ground for people of all faiths and ethnic groups. Approximately six years later the older Jewish Cemeteries in Singapore, Orchard and Thomson Road were claimed by the government for redevelopment. The remains of those buried in Orchard...
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Tombstone Symbols – Pitcher & water, Levi

October 26, 2009
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Tombstone Symbols – Pitcher & water, Levi

The symbol of a hand pouring water from a jug or pitcher into a bowl is the symbol of the Levites one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Levites were responsible for cleaning the hands of the Temple Priest or Cohen and this is what the symbol is depicting. A tombstone with this symbol...
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Tombstone Symbols – Cohen Hands

September 10, 2009
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Tombstone Symbols – Cohen Hands

This is the first of a series of blogs we want to run on the various tombstone symbols we have seen so far. Here are some examples of ‘Cohen Hands’ the priestly blessing. This symbol indicates that the person buried is a Cohen; that is, a descendent of Aaron, the brother of Moses. The...
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Stonemasons and Monumental Masons

August 30, 2009
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A recent message on one of the forums reminded that for, some time, I had been mulling over a piece about Stonemasons.  Who and where were they? What were the particular skills of their craft? Was this a trade (or craft?) that was handed down from father to son, or could any likely lad...
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