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…

How to read a gravestone

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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?…

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

Cemetery to the left of 3 vans centre, on top of cliff.

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…