Posts Tagged ‘ Jewish ’

Never leaving a stone unturned!

July 27, 2009
By
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...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Other | No Comments »

Brady Street Jewish Cemetery – a success story!

July 19, 2009
By
Brady Street Jewish Cemetery – a success story!

When we first visited Brady Street Jewish Cemetery back in May 2007 we took photos of the memorial to Miriam Levy, a rare, perhaps unique, example of a Jewish memorial with a bust of a woman. This, presumably is an actual likeness of Miriam, who has been described as a welfare worker who opened...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in People, personalities & stories, UK Cemeteries | No Comments »

Co-incidences, WDYTYA, Dreyfus and Balls Pond Cemetery!

July 16, 2009
By

Genealogist should be used to co-incidences and synchronicity, but it still came as something of a shock when I suspended work on transcribing the stones in the Balls Pond Road Cemetery and switched on the TV to watch  the 1st  in the latest BBC series of Who Do You Think You Are. Davina Mcall‘s...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in People, personalities & stories | No Comments »

Restoration Projects: Make such a difference!

June 15, 2009
By
Restoration Projects: Make such a difference!

Who, in the Jewish establishment, is responsible for the Bancroft Road (Maiden Lane) Cemetery? The argument has raged for over 100 years. While that once historic burial ground has been reduced to a weed-covered desert and is now beyond restoration, enthusiastic local activists have not only done, literally, ground-breaking work to restore the historic...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Cemeteries & history, Restoration Projects, UK Cemeteries | No Comments »

Website error: Hannah Montefiore

June 8, 2009
By

Among the photographs kindly donated by Dr. Helen Fry, was one from the Exeter Jewish Cemetery for Hannah Montefiore, wife of Moses d’Ancona. The inscription on her stone reads “Hannah relict of Moses Ancona daughter of Moses Montefiore died April 25 5599 ages 71. From the Hebrew inscription: Hannah bat Moshe … In a...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Cemetery Scribes site info | No Comments »

Workhouse burials?

June 5, 2009
By

A letter to the Hull Packet dated 29th Aug 1849 and printed in the Friday edition a couple days later describes the following situation. Arnold Eichborn, a penniless cabinet maker, had died earlier that week. Due to the distance his body would have to be carried, the expense of interment was considerable, and had...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Burial Records | 1 Comment »

Beyond the high wall, Alderney Road Jewish Cemetery

June 1, 2009
By

It would have been around 1991 that I first visited the Jewish Cemetery in Alderney Road, London E., the oldest Ashkenazi burial ground in Britain, dating from 1696\7. We came upon it, quite by chance, on our way back from the Tower Hamlets Family History Library in Bancroft Road. There was a door in...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Cemeteries & history, Other, UK Cemeteries | No Comments »

Medieval Northampton Cemetery survey

May 29, 2009
By
Medieval Northampton Cemetery survey

We were delighted a week ago when Marcus Roberts, Founder and Director of Jtrails contacted us to offer further information for use on the GenPals Cemetery Project website, which we hope to be able to add soon. Marcus supplied the definitive identification for the Northampton Stone in 1992, the only known example of a...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Jewish Tombstones, UK Cemeteries | No Comments »

Book on Jewish Convicts transported to Australia and The London Bet Din

May 26, 2009
By

The recent Bank Holiday gave me the opportunity to catch up on some reading, one particular book stands out as being of great interest to visitors of GenPals.com We receive numerous enquiries from genealogists in Australia looking for their ancestors’ burial places in the UK. This book sheds another light on the lives of...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Interesting Headstone from Brady Street Cemetery

May 23, 2009
By
Interesting Headstone from Brady Street Cemetery

Well here goes with my first ‘real’ post. Its about an intriguing headstone we found at Brady Street. One of the more difficult to interpret as it included an Acrostic and a Gematria. The inscription was transliterated as: Creature of earth in his mother’s bosom… His gathering comes now … His fineness with those...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Jewish Tombstones, Laws & Customs | No Comments »

Search this blog

RSS Latest Additions to Cemetery Scribes

Archives