One stop gateway to Anglo Jewish Community records

Search our databases of Ashkenazi Synagogue records and Jewish secular records.

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There are only a limited number of Pre-civil registration records for Jewish communities in England which have survived. These need written permission to gain access. Some may be delicate or severely damaged, making public access or digitization difficult. The records are mostly written in cursive Hebrew, with no addresses, English dates or Family Names to help identify the person. SynagogueScribes database has transliterations of all these records.

Most of the records contained in our database date between 1791 and 1860, some either side of those dates, with only a few beyond 1865. More recently we have added several hundred burial records dating from 1776. More records are added as and when available.

Search Synagogue Records: Births, Circumcisions, Marriages, Deaths and burials, from Synagogue registers documented by the Synagogues Secretaries, Mohels (persons performing circumcisions) or other Community Officials.

Search Secular Records: Data abstracted from civil  sources, such as tax records, wills, settlements, subscriptions etc. These can add significant extra information to your Jewish genealogy.

Our sister site, CemeteryScribes records tombstone inscriptions from UK cemeteries and includes photos of the tombstones as well as mini-family trees. Wherever possible, we will cross-link connected records between the two projects.

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