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Recording tombstones in Jewish cemeteries throughout the UK for

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Sat, 04 Nov 2017 23:30:16 +0000

(With the kind permission of Philip Kirby, from his posts on Jewish Roots I am posting a summary of the names and inscriptions of the Jews buried in the ‘Jew’s Closed Burial Ground Quaker’s Lane St Martin at Oak…

Streatham Jewish Cemetery also called Rowan Road Cemetery

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:54:30 +0000

We are currently adding photos from Streatham Jewish Cemetery. These are being added in an ‘uncut’ format meaning that we have not, as yet, researched the individuals and added them to our main database. As there has been a great…

Willesden Cemetery Open days & tours

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 12:33:37 +0000

United Synagogue Heritage have told us about two exciting new events taking place on Sunday 17th September 2017: Discover Willesden Cemetery with Open House London The United Synagogue’s first event with Open House London, the capital’s largest annual festival of…

Brady Street Cemetery and Alderney Burial Ground – Book launch!

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 21:49:39 +0000

Brady street cemetery was the first we visited long before began. It is the most fascinating place, a secret garden hidden away. The sound of children playing nearby, the birds singing in the trees throughout the cemetery. It is…

Marc Chagall in Kent

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 21:58:41 +0000

For centuries before the creation of the great city museums and art galleries – the Louvre Museum Paris 1793, National Gallery London 1831, Prado Madrid 1819, people of all classes, from richest to poorest, were daily exposed to some of…

Meaning behind tombstone symbols

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:11:58 +0000

The article below shows the meaning behind: Cut tree – someone who has died young Acorn – Continuity of life or greater life after burial Ball – Cycle of life, eternity Vessel – the body is considered to be the…

War Memorials and Commemorations

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 22:01:10 +0000

We have recently added over 500 War Memorials and Commemorations to With more to follow soon. These commemorations were placed by family, friends and IWGC / CWGC to those who died in the service of their country in the…

Stepney Infirmary deaths with burial place

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 22:53:37 +0000

A selection of death records showing the burial place in most of the entries, for the period 1901 to 1913. The majority were buried at Plashet Jewish Cemetery with some buried Edmonton and a few other cemeteries.

How to read a gravestone

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 22:43:18 +0000

Rivka Goldblatt of Jewishfamilyresearch has helped us by reading some Hebrew inscriptions, here she explains how she did it. We, at CemeteryScribes, are very grateful for her assistance. Old gravestones. Even worse, photographs of old gravestones. How to decipher them?…

Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery records – found !

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:54:32 +0000

The cemetery records for the Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery These were long considered to be lost but in the summer of 2015 they unexpectedly came to light. They consist of over 93 handwritten sheets on A2 size paper. In many instances…