Tag Archive for Jewish genealogy

Over 400 will extracts added to SynagogueScribes

Over 400 will extracts added to SynagogueScribes.com Family names include: Aarons, Abadee, Aboab, Abrahams, Alexander, Allen, Alvares, Arons, Attias, Bamberger, Barnard, Barnet, Barnett, Barrow, Benjamin, Bernstein, Barndon, Bravo, Cantor, Capua, Carvaglio, Cashmore, Cohen, Coleman, Cortissos, Cowvan, De Fonseca, Davis, De…

Midrash Phineas Subscribers 1794-5

We are very grateful to Henry Roche for his donation of the following data and his full description of them: MPS (Midrash Phineas Subscribers) – INTRODUCTION by Henry Roche This remarkable list of Midrash Phineas Subscribers has for many years…

Over 1,000 burials added to SynagogueScribes

These records have been abstracted from Hambro Synagogue burial registers and cover 1791 to 1872. Whilst these records show the date, Family Name, Forename and address of the deceased, where known, full transcriptions of these records, including Hebrew names, can…

Isaac ABOAB of Gibraltar

There are a number of fascinating elements to Isaac Aboab’s Will, an abstract of which, thanks to David Alexander, will soon be added to SynagogueScribes’ ever growing collection. Isaac was born in Tetuan (a city in northern Morocco) in about…

Names, place and Ebarstrow

In 2010 we featured a piece on our Cemeteryscribes blog Names: Places of origin or occupations or ? We recently received a lengthy follow-up from a correspondent from Australia. Much of this very interesting post is outside our scope. Neither…

Australian marriage collection

We have added a further 50 records to our Australian marriage collection bringing the total to 450. This is a very important source of information for researchers of Jewish genealogy as many of the individuals originated in UK and then…

THE PORTSMOUTH CIRCUMCISION REGISTER

THE PORTSMOUTH CIRCUMCISION REGISTER 113 Circumcision records, transcribed by Henry Roche from the original register.   We are delighted to announce the inclusion in this valuable set of records in our Main Database. These unique records, which carry the reference…

Secular Multi Search

Introducing our new Secular records Multi search! This is still in the development stage but will contain all our Secular Records so that you can search them all in one go. For now the database contains 400 Australian Mariages, 600…

MISTAKES HAPPEN!

And when they do, we hold our hands up and apologise.  We recently found an error in our transcript of the Will of Elizabeth Gompertz NA143. which has now been corrected online.  We do our best to get things right…

More Will Abstracts

Few of the abstracts on our site conceal quite so much romance and drama behind the dry, archaic, legal language in which it was written, as the Will of Jacques de Paiva  who wrote his Will aboard the ship Beaufort…

Portsmouth records by Henry Roche

PORTSMOUTH SYNAGOGUE EARLY MEMBERSHIP LIST 1765 to 1843 (PSEM)       Henry Roche Oct.2012 NOTES:  This list (PSEM) is taken from the Purchases of Membership recorded in the Portsmouth Synagogue First Minute Book (MB1), which covers the period 1765 to 1843. MB1…

George Rigal 1925 – 2012

We are sad to report the death of one of the great servants of Anglo-Jewish genealogy. George’s knowledge was encyclopaedic and his generosity in sharing that knowledge was unsurpassed. With nothing more than the most basic information – a name…

The Will of Jacques de Paiva 1688

Jacques de Paiva sometimes known as James and Isaac and whose Hebrew name is thought to have been Moses Zagache (according to R.D. Barnett and Edgar Roy Samuel see Jonathan Schorsch, « Mosseh Pereyra de Paiva : An Amsterdam Portuguese…

A less exotic place to live

From time to time, in our work of transcribing early Anglo Jewish community records,  we have come across Hebrew words which translate as “From the Medina“. To our  ill-informed minds, this was romantically suggestive of Morocco, or some other exotic…

Will Extracts now total 1300

We have added a further 200 new will extracts to the collection found here There are many fascinating insights to be found amongst the wills, accounts of business transactions, married life, possessions and of course for the genealogist lots of…