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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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Fez (Fes) Morocco, Jewish Cemetery

July 18, 2010
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The cemetery The burial ground is covered with white arched tombstones.  Some have engraved inscriptions, the more recent in French and older ones in Hebrew.There are small chambers for burning candles in some of these tombs, which explains the black soot appearing in stark contrast to the white of the stones. There are some...
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Samuel Falk, Baal Shem of London, burial record & Alderney (Globe) Rd Cemetery

July 18, 2010
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Samuel Falk, Baal Shem of London, burial record & Alderney (Globe) Rd Cemetery

We thought our readers may be interested in a recent ‘find’ we came across while transcribing and transliterating burial records for SynagogueScribes.com – our sister site that deals mainly with pre civil registration, Synagogue records such as births, marriages and burials. See SynagogueScribes Sources for more information. There are already a large number of...
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Searching SynagogueScribes – using Keyword search

July 18, 2010
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Searching SynagogueScribes – using Keyword search

In this example we are showing one of the uses of the ‘Keyword Search’. Finding siblings for Victor Abraham Cemetery Scribes I2603 * In SynagogueScribes Basic search, enter: Family Name = Abraham,         First Name = Victor. Record GSM 066/5 shows his father’s Hebrew name as Feivel Goldsticker * Enter Goldsticker in SynagogueScribes Keyword Search...
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