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Willesden Jewish Cemetery – additions to CemeteryScribes

May 16, 2010
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Willesden Jewish Cemetery – additions to CemeteryScribes

In Jan 2010 Cemetery Scribes reported on the Knowles Collection and the new site http://histfam.familysearch.org/index.php which includes ‘The Knowles Collection – The Jews of the British Isles’. Todd’s collection now holds over 75,000 people from 149 independant sources. Todd kindly gave us photos of tombstones at Willesden Jewish Cemetery and we are now delighted...
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Hildesheimer & Co

March 10, 2010
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Hildesheimer & Co

The German born Hildesheimer brothers along with the Tuck family were at the forefront of the fast expanding trade in Greetings Cards in Victorian England. Siegmund Hildesheimer was born in 1832 in Hallberstadt Germany and settled in Manchester in the mid 1870’s.  The 1881 census lists his occupation as Picture Importer, although, according...
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Willesden Cemetery; Art, Music and Literature

February 7, 2010
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Willesden Cemetery , consecrated in 1873, acts as a bridge between the intimacy of the old, historic London Ashkenazi Burial Grounds – Aldernery Road,  Brady Street and Lauriston Road – enclosed within high brick walls, their modest, fading stones haphazardly set in grassy plots under shady trees, and the vast modern and largely treeless,...
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33 Jewish Charities in London -1850.

January 24, 2010
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According to “The charities of London. Comprehending the benevolent, educational, and religious institutions. Their origin and design, progress, and present position (1850)”, there were 33 specifically Jewish charities in London at the time of its publication. Each charity is listed with the address, date of establishment and their presidents, treasurers and other officers. For...
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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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The First Jewish Cremation in Britain – 1888

September 28, 2009
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We have many entries on the CemeteryScribes database for individuals who were famous for their charity and good deeds , their professional and financial achievements, or their contributions to the Arts and Sciences, but this is the story of a person who was famed, not for his life, but for his burial. Camillo Roth,...
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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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Co-incidences, WDYTYA, Dreyfus and Balls Pond Cemetery!

July 16, 2009
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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...
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An application for a disinterment

July 5, 2009
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An application for a disinterment

George Eliot John (or David) Johnasson, was born in London on 4 February 1863 and was circumcised at 149 Sloane St, Chelsea by Rabbi Asher Ash, on 25th February – somewhat later than the usual seventh day following a birth. He was the only son of John Johnasson and his Belgian born wife,...
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Balls Pond Road London? Or Ayres Quay Sunderland? Which is the true burial place of David Johnasson?

June 29, 2009
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Balls Pond Road London? Or Ayres Quay Sunderland? Which is the true burial place of David Johnasson?

The cemetery at Ayres Quay Jewish Cemetery in Sunderland, presently classed by Jewish Heritage UK as a “site at Risk” was closed in 1856. However, a space was reserved for a memorial to David Johnasson, a local landowner, ship owner, owner of the Usworth Colliery, and a senior member of the community, who died...
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