Tag: Jewish genealogy

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…






The Will of Diego Rodrigues Marques dated 1675

This will fascinated us to such an extent that we attempted to transcribe it all. The vast amount of information covering people, places, trade, possessions and a little family intrigue make it the most interesting we have come across so…






Jewish Will Extracts now total 1300

We have added a further 200 new Will extracts to the collection found here to help you research your Jewish genealogy. There are many fascinating insights to be found amongst the wills, accounts of business transactions, married life, possessions and…






Warning

We have been robbed!.  Not once, but twice!   Firstly, by a Very Large, Highly Respectable, Organisation.  We still aren’t  clear what  possessed them.  Over-enthusiasm? Naievete? Or sheer thoughtlessness?   Whatever the cause, the result  has been highly damaging. Whole datasets from our…






Green Lane Jewish Cemetery, Liverpool

We have been sent the following list of 394 individuals buried at Green Lane, Jewish Cemetery in Liverpool. This Jewish burial ground was acquired in 1839 and used until about 1921 although there was a later burial there in 1952.…






Hebrew Names, Yiddish names and their history

Hebrew names and Yiddish names in Jewish Genealogy: 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…






More Will extracts added!

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…






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…






Birth, Marriage and death Records

How many birth, marriage, death records will you need? 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…






Hambro synagogue burial records

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…






Over 21,000 records now on SynagogueScribes !

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…






New look for Synagogue Scribes!

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…






More burial records added

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…






Names based on occupations

There are a number of Jewish names based on occupation. Below are some suggested words for your research, and their spellings, that may be found in SynaggueScribes records, often as an extension of an individual’s name. Avoid searching words that…






Names based on places

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…






Female names

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…






Male names

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[eh] Asher Avidgor…






Still can’t find your ancestor?

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…






Understanding ‘Individual Detail’

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…