Tag: Jewish

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?…

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…

Benjamin and Isabella .. who?

We were recently contacted by a sharp-eyed researcher who suspected we had a duplicate entry for Benjamin Woolf. Normally, such duplications are relatively easy to look into, albeit administratively very much harder to rectify! But not so in the case…

Julia and Edward Laurine

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.…