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Balls Pond Road Jewish Cemetery, London now complete!

January 9, 2010
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Balls Pond Road Jewish Cemetery, London now complete!

We have added over 500 photos to CemeteryScribes.com taken at this cemetery. Each entry includes the tombstone photo, inscriptions and in most cases the immediate families of those buried there. Balls Pond was opened in the early 1840′s and is owned by West London Synagogue. It was described by Mrs Basil Holmes in ‘London...
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Bancroft Road Jewish Cemetery – Restoration Update!

December 13, 2009
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Bancroft Road Jewish Cemetery – Restoration Update!

The good news keeps coming! Today we received confirmation from Leonard Shear that the restoration work is definitely being undertaken by the United Synagogue Burial Society. They will be levelling the ground, clearing all the rubbish, turfing the areas that need it, planting bushes and pruning the trees. All of this is ongoing and...
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Memorial Plaques from Choa Chu Kang, Singapore Jewish Cemetery

December 6, 2009
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In 1974 the government provided space for a Jewish Cemetery at Choa Chu Kang, a large burial ground for people of all faiths and ethnic groups. Approximately six years later the older Jewish Cemeteries in Singapore, Orchard and Thomson Road were claimed by the government for redevelopment. The remains of those buried in Orchard...
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Research outside UK & GenAmi

December 6, 2009
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Research outside UK & GenAmi

As our ancestors travelled and moved from one country to another before arriving in the UK we often need to obtain information from records held in other countries and sometimes we receive photos from cemeteries outside of the UK. Regular visitors to CemeteryScribes will have noticed that we recently added headstone photos from the...
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Announcing our new sister site SynagogueScribes

November 26, 2009
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Announcing our new sister site SynagogueScribes

The Cemeteryscribes website, (previously www.Genpals.com Cemetery Project) has now been running for three years and, from the number of hits and the regular flow of comments and contributions we continue to receive, we believe you have found it useful. We now have over 10000 individuals on the site and some 3,330 headstone photographs, with...
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Tales from Chatham Jewish Cemetery

November 14, 2009
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There would appear to have been a couple of unusual burials at Chatham and, in one case, perhaps no burial at all. In the middle of Jun 1786 Mr Levi Israel a silversmith in Chatham, and lease holder of the Synagogue, received a parcel sent to him from London. The parcel contained a small...
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Tombstone Symbols – Cohen Hands

September 10, 2009
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Tombstone Symbols – Cohen Hands

This is the first of a series of blogs we want to run on the various tombstone symbols we have seen so far. Here are some examples of ‘Cohen Hands’ the priestly blessing. This symbol indicates that the person buried is a Cohen; that is, a descendent of Aaron, the brother of Moses. The...
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Stonemasons and Monumental Masons

August 30, 2009
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A recent message on one of the forums reminded that for, some time, I had been mulling over a piece about Stonemasons.  Who and where were they? What were the particular skills of their craft? Was this a trade (or craft?) that was handed down from father to son, or could any likely lad...
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The fascinating story of Abraham Isaac, died 1733

August 9, 2009
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Whilst searching on the National Archives website I came across the mention of a petition regarding an Abraham Isaac dated 1733. It didn’t take me long to decide that I wanted to know more so I ordered a copy the next day. The petition briefly tells us the story of what became of Abraham...
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Never leaving a stone unturned!

July 27, 2009
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Never leaving a stone unturned!

Half-a-day for the photography – then comes the real work….. It’s just over 4 months since we visited The Balls Pond Road Cemetery and we’ve been working flat out on processing the photos ever since. So why do we still have three times as many on our “to-do” list, as we have completed and...
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