Tag: personalities & stories

Two Angels? fact or fiction

What are the chances of two sisters – Abigail and Sarah – both marrying someone  with the same, very distinctive name,  within one year of each other?  Pretty slim, you would think.  I certainly doubted it,  although both marriages appeared…

London to Sydney, Australian burials solve a puzzle!

Our focus at  www,cemeteryscribes.com  is Jewish Cemeteries in the UK. But genealogy knows no borders and a  recent exchange of emails, relating to Anglo-Jewish burials in Australian cemeteries, led to some interesting discoveries and the addition of a note to…

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…

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…

Hildesheimer & Co

The German born Hildesheimer brothers along with the Tuck family [http://www.emotionscards.com/museum/raphaeltuck.html] 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…

Willesden Cemetery; Art, Music and Literature

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…

33 Jewish Charities in London -1850.

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…

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…

The First Jewish Cremation in Britain – 1888

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…