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Death on the streets of London, a poignant 18th century mystery

September 8, 2011
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Preparing records for our website SynagogueScribes  consists of several operations. First comes the transcription of the original. This is followed, in turn, by the transliteration \ translation of the Hebrew content; the conversion of Hebrew Dates into Civil dates; the quest for identification of individuals, followed by additional research, including linking to persons already...
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Green Lane Cemetery, Liverpool

August 20, 2011
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Green Lane Cemetery, Liverpool

We have been sent the following list of 394 individuals buried at Green Lane, Jewish Cemetery Liverpool. This Jewish cemetery was acquired in 1839 and used until about 1921 although there was a later burial there in 1952. Unfortunately none of the entries include dates – can you help??   If you can identify...
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Names and their history

June 8, 2011
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The following is an extract from a post on Jewishgen, published here with the kind permission of Dick Plotz. Dick posted this in answer to a query about a Hebrew inscription which was hard to read. We thought this excellent answer and background description of the name Shraga Feivush would be of interest to...
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More Will extracts added!

May 29, 2011
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Over 100 further Will extracts have been added to SynagogueScribes Secular database. These can be searched here Plus we are already collating a third batch of extracts to be added soon. Amongst them was a lucky find, which we can’t wait to mention. You don’t normally expect to find detailed information of an individual’s...
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Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

February 22, 2011
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Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

SynagogueScribes are delighted to announce a brilliant new addition to our special section featuring Secular Records. Ranging from 1682 to the late Nineteenth century, from towns across the United Kingdom and  places as far afield as New York, Jamaica, and Australia, from the wealthy slave-owner to the humble general dealer, from Silversmiths and Quill...
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Records, records and more records!

February 13, 2011
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I was reading the other day on Dick Eastman’s Genealogy Newsletter that the number of individuals it would take to make up 42 generations is 4,398,046,511,102. Just 20 generations would be over a million, and a more manageable 10 generations would be 1,022 individuals. Given that, in an ideal world, you would need to...
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Hambro synagogue burial records

December 2, 2010
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Following the very recent addition of over 1,000 Great Synagogue burial records to SynagogueScribes we have now add Hambro Synagogue burial records from 1788 to 1814. Please note that although the transcript is complete, the original record itself may only be a partial coverage of the period. Please see ‘sources‘ for more information. Or...
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Over 21,000 records now on SynagogueScribes !

November 18, 2010
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We are delighted to announce the addition of over 1,000 burial records to SynagogueScribes.com There are now over 21,000 records available! These records, from our DPL series, have been transcribed from the Great Synagogue Register of Burials at the German Jews Burying Ground – the New Cemetery Ducking Pond Lane Bethnal Green (Brady Street)...
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New look for Synagogue Scribes!

November 14, 2010
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We have just loaded up our new look site and hope you like it. The new style allows us more space and opportunity for detailed announcements and articles as well as all all the information you are used to finding on SynagogueScribes.
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More burial records added

October 8, 2010
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We are delighted to announce that more burial records for 1788, 1789, 1791 and 1792 have been added to SynagogueScribes.com. This is an interim upload whilst we prepare for a much larger addition of data. We hope this helps to expand your Jewish genealogy research!
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Names based on occupations

October 6, 2010
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Some suggested words, and their spellings, that may be found in the records, often as an extension of an individual’s name. Avoid words that form part of a name, such as Gold or Berg, as these will produce too many results. ALMANAC APPLE BAKER \ BEKER BARBER BRILLENSCHLEIFFER BUTCHER CAKE CANTOR \ CHAZAN COBBLER...
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Names based on places

October 6, 2010
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Some suggested words, and their spellings, that may be found in the records, often as an extension of an individual’s name. Avoid words that form part of a name, such as Gold or Berg, as these will produce too many results. AMSTERDAM ATLESDORF \ ATILSDORF BEMBERG \ BEMBURG BERLIN BIRMINGHAM BRAMEDSHAM BRENFORT BRENTFORD BRESLAU...
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Female names

October 6, 2010
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English versions of Hebrew names vary widely: this list shows a broad range of the spellings used in this database. Abigail Adel Bathsheba Beila Bena Benka Benla Benvenida Bila, Bilah Blanca, Blanka Bloomah, Bluma, Blumah, Blume Breina Breindel, Breindela Brenlah Bryna, Brynah, Brynla, Bryblah Chana, Channa, Channah Chava, Chavah Chyla Clara, Klara Czarna Debera,...
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Male names

October 6, 2010
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English versions of Hebrew names vary widely: this list shows a broad range of the spellings used in this database. Aaron, Ahron Abner Abraham, Avrahom Aharon Akiba, Akiva Aleksander Angel Anschel, Anshel Arbilai Areal, Ariel Ari Aryeh, Ary Asher Avidgor Azrael, Azriel Baruch Behr, Ber Bendit, Benedit Benjamin Bentseven Bezalel, Bezaliel Bunem, Bunim Calman...
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Still can’t find your ancestor?

October 6, 2010
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Check your spelling for the Family name. Did you enter ISSAC(S) instead of ISAAC(S)? Check the century: Did you enter 1908 or 1708 instead of 1808? A good proportion of these early records do not include English family names, have you exhausted all the Hebrew name options? Apart from the Burial Records (DPL), all...
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Understanding ‘Individual Detail’

October 6, 2010
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We have transcribed as much information as could be gleaned from each record therefore empty fields mean that this information was not in the record or could not be read or interpreted. When looking at a marriage record result there is a link to the spouse’s individual details. Other than for marriage records there...
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Using Keyword Search

October 6, 2010
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If you have not found what you are looking for using the Basic Search or Advanced Search, you should try the keyword search. This allows you to search for any words that appears in the individuals’ details. Probably best used for word that may appear in a person’s name but are likely to be...
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Using Advanced Search

October 6, 2010
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Use the advanced search to widen the search criteria and narrow the search result. Where searches based on Family Name and/ or First name produce too many records, try combinations based on Family Name\ plus event\ plus +\- 5 years, or single year date. Please note that not all entries contain an address or...
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Basic Search

October 6, 2010
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Basic Search

This allows you to do a simple search using the family name and/or first name that you are looking for. Please note that spellings can vary so you can search using just the first 3 letters of the name you are looking for. For some names there may be over 100 results, in which...
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Hello world!

October 2, 2010
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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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