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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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New look for SynagogueScribes.com

November 14, 2010
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New look for SynagogueScribes.com

We are delighted to announce a new look  and new logo for our sister site SynagogueScribes.com We hope you like it.
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Brynmawr Jewish Cemetery

November 13, 2010
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Brynmawr Jewish Cemetery

We are delighted to announce the addition of  Tombstone photos from Brynmawr Jewish Cemetery which is part of the municipal cemetery in Harcourt Road. The Jewish section opened in Nov 1856. To see all the entries click here Our thanks to Dolores for donating these photos to us which have enabled us to now...
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More Burial records added to SynagogueScribes!

September 22, 2010
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We are delighted to announce that more burial records for 1788, 1789, 1791 and 1792 have been added to SynagogueScribes.com. This is an interim upload whilst we prepare for a much larger addition of data. We hope this helps to expand your Jewish genealogy research!
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South East England records added to Synagogue Scribes!

September 20, 2010
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South East England records added to Synagogue Scribes!

Visitors to the SynagogueScribes website (www.SynagogueScribes.com)  will be aware that the bulk of our records relate to the Jewish Communities of London, so we are especially pleased to announce the inclusion of some new material for the Jewish communities of South East England.  We have today uploaded some Birth, Marriage and Death records (respectively...
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Finding photos – can you help?

August 15, 2010
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Finding photos – can you help?

As our readers know CemeteryScribes is all about saving headstones and inscriptions by recording them, and in this way our site is in memory to those who have gone before us. It came as no suprise when I was asked the other day about photos. Normally these requests are for headstone photos or cemetery...
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Names: Places of origin or occupations or ?

August 5, 2010
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Names: Places of origin or occupations or ?

Among the difficulties we encounter when transcribing old community records written in cursive Hebrew, is the appearance of words that have no apparent English equivalent and which usually, but not exclusively, relate to places of origin or occupations. The script in this burial record dated  24 Dec 1804 http://www.synagoguescribes.com/persondetails.php?value=17451 for  a child of Joseph...
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Fez (Fes), Morocco Aben (or Ibn) Danan Synagogue

July 18, 2010
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Built in the 17th century the Synagogue which is in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, has recently undergone restoration, a project which took over a year. The entrance is through a simple doorway which leads to a flight of stairs up to the Prayer Room. All photos are copyright:  Adam Shire Click here...
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