10 November 2007

UK: Jewish cemeteries online

For information on nearly 2,500 Jewish UK cemetery burials, try GenPals.

Cemeteries included are Bancroft Road, Brady Street, East Ham, Edmonton Federation (Montague Road), Lauriston Road (formerly Grove Road) and Wolvercote. There are histories for the Brady Street (Great Synagogue) and Lauriston Road (Hambro Synagogue) cemeteries.

According to the Statistics section, there are 2,424 individuals (55.57% male, 44.18% female), 970 views of headstones, 597 families, 442 unique surnames, 14 cemetery views, seven cemetery histories. The average lifespan was 56 years, 354 years, and the earliest birth in the database was Solomon Benjamin in 1716. Ten individuals lived into their 90s.

The site is frequently updated. See "What's New" on the menu for new entries, and under "Other Narratives," find interesting examples of unusual inscriptions and errors found.

Among the 38 data sources (see site for more information on some) are 1851 project, Jewish Genealogical Society website; A Mohel's Register (1794-1815); Barnard Family data supplied by Henry Roche; Censuses of 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1891, 1901; Great Synagogue Birth Register 1791-1795; 1801-1813; Great Synagogue Burial Registers 1791-1823, Great Synagogue Marriage Registers (1791-1850); Hambro Synagogue Burial and Marriage registers (1797-1837); and the Jewish Chronicle online Archive;

Others are London Cemeteries, an illustrated guide and gazetteer 2nd ed.; Western Marble Arch Synagogue Marriage register; Myer Solomon Circumcision Records; National Archives; New Synagogue Births, Deaths, Marriages & Ketubot; Prayer Book Subscriptions 1824; The Jewish Victorian Genealogical Information from Jewish Newspapers 1861-1870 & 1871-1880; The London Jews Database (pre-1850); and more.

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