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One-stop gateway to Anglo-Jewish community records: Synagogue Scribes offers a unique and fully searchable database of London Ashkenazi Synagogue records, with the emphasis on pre UK civil registration, which began on 1st July 1837.

The database contains the names of over 11,500 marriage partners, with details of their fathers, drawn from the major London communities, The Great, The New, The Hambro and the Western Synagogues: more than 1,500 Birth Records from the registers of the Great and the New Synagogues: and over 1800 Circumcision Records from two Mohel Registers. And, finally, approx. 600, never previously published, Burial Records dating from 1770 to 1809. These exciting new records are still being transcribed and many more will be added over the coming months.

Pre-civil registration records for Jewish communities in England are hard to come by, often requiring written permission to gain access to them, and with many entries being written solely in old-fashioned cursive Hebrew. Consulting original documents is the aim of all serious genealogists; in the absence of such access, we hope our database will help you trace your early Anglo-Jewish ancestors.

Synagogue Scribes is a database of transcribed records which are not open to amendment or expansion. We regret that we do not offer a Message Board facility, nor can we act as a recipient or publisher of Personal Genealogies, Family Trees, etc.

We have lots more records in the pipeline. Remember to revisit us on a regular basis!

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