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A Colonial Australian Mystery

July 20, 2011
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Benjamin Jacobs, Isaac Lev Lyons and William Shannon.   On 6th November 1810 Benjamin Jacobs made out his will leaving all his “goods, chattels, money and wearing apparel” to his “good friend” and sole executor Ann Taylor. The witnesses to the will were Isaac Lev Lyons and William Shannon and the address given was...
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The Future of our Cemeteries – the debate continues.

May 26, 2011
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On Tuesday 24 May, The Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks visited the Jewish Cemetery in Brady Street, where he led a short service to mark the occasion of its 250th anniversary, as reported in the East London Advertiser. Opened in 1761  this pleasant, tree filled burial ground has survived the centuries and now forms a...
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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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Quakers Lane Jews Burial Ground in need of help!

May 15, 2011
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Quakers Lane Jews Burial Ground in need of help!

The ground in Talbot Square, Norwich which is also called Glidencroft,  was acquired in 1813 by 4 members of the Jewish community,  Barnett Crawcour (Dentist), Henry Carr (Merchant), Israel Jacobs (Optician) and Colman Michael (Merchant) of Wymondham. It closed 41 years later in 1854 as a result of the Burial Act.   Reports of...
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London to Sydney, Australian burials solve a puzzle!

April 13, 2011
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London to Sydney, Australian burials solve a puzzle!

Our focus at  www,cemeteryscribes.com  is Jewish Cemeteries in the UK. But genealogy knows no borders and a  recent exchange of emails, relating to Anglo-Jewish burials in Australian cemeteries, led to some interesting discoveries and the addition of a note to a marriage record featured in our sister site www.synagoguescribes.com The following burials appear on...
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Belfast City Cemetery – Jewish Section

March 12, 2011
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A free database of burial records, now available online, includes burials in the Jewish Section. See here The Jewish section was acquired in 1871: the first burial took place 2 years later on 2 Feb 1873, and the last on 11 Jun 1964. From 1884 to 1929 no headstones were allowed for those buried...
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Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

February 22, 2011
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Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

SynagogueScribes are delighted to announce a brilliant new addition to our special section featuring Secular Records. Ranging from 1682 to the late Nineteenth century, from towns across the United Kingdom and  places as far afield as New York, Jamaica, and Australia, from the wealthy slave-owner to the humble general dealer, from Silversmiths and Quill...
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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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UK Jewish Cemeteries at risk

January 8, 2011
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Back in 2008 Jewish Heritage UK reported on ‘Burial grounds at risk’ with a list of 9 Jewish cemeteries: Exeter, Bull Meadow London, Bancroft Road London, Hackney [Lauriston Road) Ipswich, Salthouse Lane Merthyr Tydfil, Cefn Coed Manchester, Prestwich Village Sunderland, Ayres Quay Swansea, Mayhill Wolverhampton, Cockshutts Lane And in 2009 the follwowing burial grounds...
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Start your family tree week – Your Jewish Family tree!

December 25, 2010
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Start your family tree week – Your Jewish Family tree!

We at CemeteryScribes and SynagogueScribes fully support the idea of the UK Family Tree week which starts tomorrow 26th Dec 2010. With the holiday season giving us all time to get together with family we all have the ideal opportunity to make some notes on family relations and find new ones. Websites taking part...
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