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Recording tombstones in Jewish cemeteries throughout the UK for

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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…


Mon, 08 Jun 2015 21:38:01 +0000

At 20.20 hours on 10 August 1941, an RAF Liberator took off from Ayr Scotland, destination Gander Newfoundland. 20 minutes into its flight, the plane crashed into a ridge on Mullach Buidhe, just North of Goat Fell, the the highest…

Quakers Lane Jewish Burial Ground, Norwich

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:11:55 +0000

We reported back in 2011 that the burial ground was in dire need of a clean up. The weeds and brambles were taller than the tombstones. We are delighted to announce that there has been a massive clean up of…

The Jews of Cornwall by Keith Pearce

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:27:06 +0000

We have no personal connection either to the book or to its author, but Subscribers to this blog might like to read this comprehensive review by Michael Jolles, member of the Council of the Jewish Historical Society of England and…

The old “Brodno” Jewish cemetery in Warsaw

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:59:17 +0000

We hesitate to call this “A good News Story” To use the the word “good” in such a context would be to insult the memory of all those who perished or suffered in those, the darkest of days.. But we can, at…