Tag: Jewish

War Memorials and Commemorations

We have recently added over 500 War Memorials and Commemorations to CemeteryScribes.com. With more to follow soon. These commemorations were placed by family, friends and IWGC / CWGC to those who died in the service of their country in the…

Stepney Infirmary deaths with burial place

A selection of death records showing the burial place in most of the entries, for the period 1901 to 1913. The majority were buried at Plashet Jewish Cemetery with some buried Edmonton and a few other cemeteries.

How to read a gravestone

Rivka Goldblatt of Jewishfamilyresearch has helped us by reading some Hebrew inscriptions, here she explains how she did it. We, at CemeteryScribes, are very grateful for her assistance. Old gravestones. Even worse, photographs of old gravestones. How to decipher them?…

Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery records – found !

The cemetery records for the Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery These were long considered to be lost but in the summer of 2015 they unexpectedly came to light. They consist of over 93 handwritten sheets on A2 size paper. In many instances…

SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD………

At 20.20 hours on 10 August 1941, an RAF Liberator took off from Ayr Scotland, destination Gander Newfoundland. 20 minutes into its flight, the plane crashed into a ridge on Mullach Buidhe, just North of Goat Fell, the the highest…

Quakers Lane Jewish Burial Ground, Norwich

We reported back in 2011 that the burial ground was in dire need of a clean up. The weeds and brambles were taller than the tombstones. We are delighted to announce that there has been a massive clean up of…

The Jews of Cornwall by Keith Pearce

We have no personal connection either to the book or to its author, but Subscribers to this blog might like to read this comprehensive review by Michael Jolles, member of the Council of the Jewish Historical Society of England and…

Funchal Jewish Cemetery

The Jewish Cemetery in Funchal, Madeiria faces the sea and has been damaged by erosion. From the plaque above the entrance it dates back to 1851. Sadly some graves may have fallen into the sea. All photos are copyright Lynn…