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Please note we add only significant updates here, the site is updated continuously.

23 September 2016
Continuing with the general facelift of the JCR-UK website, the webpages relating to the Jewish communities and congregations in the East Midland, Lincolnshire and Humberside (in particular, Derby, Grimsby, Hull, Leicester, Northampton and Nottingham) have been enhanced and re-formatted. In addition, significant articles have been added from the Newman Papers on "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain" on Hull, Leicester and Nottingham.

12 September 2016
As part of the general facelift of the JCR-UK website, the webpages relating to the Jewish communities and congregations in Scotland have been enhanced and re-formatted. In addition, articles have been added from the Newman Papers on "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain" on Glasgow (including a paper by T. Benski), Edinburgh and Dundee.

23 August 2016
Continuing with the general facelift of the JCR-UK website, the webpages relating to the various Jewish communities and congregations in the East Anglia and Cambridgshire have been enhanced and re-formatted. In addition, articles have been added from the Newman Papers on "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain" on Ipswich, King's Lynn, Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

15 August 2016
The headstone details of those buried in the Douglas Borough Cemetery, Jewish Section, Isle of Man, initially provided by Harold Pollins, has been updated to August 2016, courtesy Joe and Patricia Pollins.

9 August 2016
As part of the general facelift of the JCR-UK website, the webpages relating to the various Jewish communities and congregations in the North-East of England have been significantly enhanced and re-formatted. In addition, a number of new articles and features have been added, including articles from the Newman Papers on "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain", generally on the North-East Of England and on individual communities - Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, North Shields, South Shields and Stockton; many photographs and expanded data on the synagogues and cemeteries in the region have been added; and lots more.

21 July 2016
Harold Pollins has to date contributed more than 100 articles to JCR-UK and a new section, the Pollins Articles, has now been created, listing all such articles.

19 July 2016
Continuing with the general facelift of the whole of the JCR-UK website, the webpages relating to the various Jewish communities and congregations in South West England and the West Country have been significantly enhanced and re-formatted. In addition a number of new articles and features have been added, including articles and all other material relating to these communities from the Newman Papers on "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain"; photographs and expanded data on the cemeteries in the region, including a layout plan and images of all gravestones in the Jewish Section of Exeter's Exwick Cemetery; several previously unknown congregations added; expanded information on the Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth congregations; and lots more.

14 July 2016
The Federation of Synagogues burial records (which are hosted by JCR-UK) for its Edmonton Cemetery and Rainham Cemetery have now been updated to 24 June 2016, and a number of corrections made.

10 July 2016
Added new article by Harold Pollins entitled "Jews of Dewsbury" as well as extensive press reports 1885-2005 relating to the Dewsbury Jewish community, also compiled by Harold Pollins.

30 June 2016
Added further article by Harold Pollins - "Herbert Martin James Loewe in Oxford", initially published in the Jewish Journal of Sociology.

2 June 2016
Created congregation page for the "Lyon's" Synagogue, an independent congregation founded in Cambridge at the end of the eighteenth century (probably the first synagogue to be established in the city since the Medieval period) and added press reports relating to this congregation. Pages relating to other congregations in Cambridge have also been enhanced and reformatted.

10 April 2016
As part of the continuing general facelift for the whole of the JCR-UK website, the webpages relating to Wales and Ireland and the various Welsh and Irish Jewish communities and congregations, have been significantly enhanced and re-formatted. In addition a number of new articles and features have been added. Of particualr note are: Into the Votex, South Wales Jewry Before 1914 by Geoffrey Alderman; an article on Swansea Jewry in Victorain Britain and all other material relating to Welsh and Irish communities from the Newman Papers on "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain"; How Greeners Came to the Valley by Michael Wallach; Jews and Crime in South Wales Before World War I by Prof. Ursula Henriques; an article and photographs relating to the Llandudno Jewish community; expanded information on the Cardiff, Swansea and Dublin congregations; and lots more.

4 March 2016
Searchable records of the Leeds Orthodox Jewish Cemeteries Databases have been revised and updated by Alan Tobias and uploaded to JCR-UK, and now cover all burials and consecrations prior to February 2016. Approximately 200 new records have been added and about 2,700 records revised (including some 200 images of renovated headstones) in respect of the UHC Cemetery, the BHH Cemetery and the New Farnley Cemeteries.

29 February 2016
The Cork Hebrew Congregation's synagogue closed its doors earlier this month, bringing to an end some 135 years of continuous Jewish congregational presence in the city. Agreement has been reached for the publication on JCR-UK of material from the congregation's website, including a History of the Cork Jewish Community and Photographs of the synagogue, as well as an article by Daniel Rosehill on the closure of the synagogue. 

17 February 2016
The Gabbai Book of the Bristol Hebrew Congregation has been posted to the JGSGB website. Included are an introduction, a full digital copy (110 pages) and a Youtube video. The full transcription of the Gabbai Book, estimated to have commenced prior to 1854, and information about Prominent Members of the Bristol Hebrew Community can be viewed in the Members Area of the JGSGB website (open only to members of JGSGB). The transcription will remain in the Members' Area for about 12 months before the information is transferred to the JCR-UK website for open viewing.  

27 January 2016
"From Kretinga to Sunderland: a Jewish chain migration from Lithuania 1850-1930s", the previously-posted paper by the late Gordon Leigh on the history and origins of the Sunderland Jewish community and, more specifically, the Sunderland Beth Hamedrash (whose founders had migrated from Kretinga, Lithuania), has been enhanced, with the footnotes and illustrations added.

20 January 2016
Added further article, entitled "The Jews of Boston, Lincolnshire", by Harold Pollins (initially published in the Jewish Journal of Sociology).

17 January 2016
Added article entitled "The Newbridge and District Jewish Community", a history of the Jews of in and around Newbridge, South Wales, by Harold Pollins (initially published in Gwent Local History).

12 January 2016
Additional papers from the Newman Papers on "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain" have been added to JCR-UK. Among these additional papers are those on Manchester, Liverpool, Bath, Dover, Exeter, Hanley, Oxford.

21 December 2015
Added "The Foundation of Aldershot Synagogue" by Malcolm Slowe, a paper from the Newman Papers on "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain" (1975).

18 December 2015
The list of Useful Links has been revamped, new links added, defunct links removed and the page redesigned.

10 December 2015
Additional papers from the Newman Papers on "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain" (prepared by Prof. Aubrey Newman for a 1975 conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of England) are being added to JCR-UK. Among the  additional papers added are those on Cheltenham, Portsmouth, Ramsgate, Southampton, Wolverhampton.

23 November 2015
Another new database, the Islington Jews Database, has been added to the All-UK Database. The database, created by Petra Laidlaw, is an offshoot of the 1851 Anglo-Jewish Database and contains initially some 2,300 entries, of Jews, or people whose names suggest the were Jews, who lived within the boundary of today's London Borough of Islington at any time between the 1730s and 1840s.

20 November 2015
The papers previously posted from the Newman Papers on "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain", prepared by Prof. Aubrey Newman for a 1975 conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of England, have now been significantly reformatted. Included are papers on Belfast, Birmingham, Blackburn, Bradford, Brighton, Cambridge, Canterbury, Chatham, Coventry, Derby, Falmouth, Penzance and Plymouth.

19 November 2015
The press reports, compiled by Harold Pollins, relating to the Burnley Jewish community have been significantly expanded and now cover the period 1884 to 1981.

12 November 2015
Added article entitled "The Jews of Burnley, Lancashire", a History of the Burnley Jewish Community by Harold Pollins.

20 October 2015
Added article entitled "The Jews of Ebbw Vale and District", a History of the Ebbw Vale Jewish Community by Harold Pollins.

25 August 2015
The burial records of the Edmonton Cemetery and the Rainham Cemetery of the Federation of Synagogues have now been enhanced and updated. Both sets of records now include internments to August 2015, as well as the "age at death" of the deceased and a number of corrections. In addition, pre-1920 internments have now been added to the Edmonton records. These records now cover all burials at the Federation's Edmonton Cemetery (London N18) from its opening in 1890 to 14 August 2015 (over 36,800 records) and all records at the Federation's Rainham Cemetery (Essex) from its opening in 1938 to 14 August 2015 (over 25,800 records). These records are made available to the public by the Federation through JGSGB and JCR-UK.

1 June 2015
The Federation of Synagogues has now made available to the public, through JCR-UK and JGSGB, burial records at its Edmonton Cemetery and its Rainham Cemetery. These records initially cover all burials at the Federation's Edmonton Cemetery from 1920 to April 2015 (and it is hoped, in due course, to include the pre-1920 records) and all records at the Federation's Rainham Cemetery from its opening in 1938 to April 2015.

27 May 2015
The Database of the Glasgow Hebrew Burial Society is now affiliated to JCR-UK. This database of burials in Orthodox Jewish cemeteries in Glasgow contains records, including photographs of all extant headstones and GPS coordinates for the individual graves (accurate to about one metre) together with a locate button which, when clicked, brings up a Google satellite image of the cemetery section showing the location of the grave (not yet complete for the two smaller cemeteries), in the Glenduffhill Jewish Cemetery (approximately 7,600 burials, from 1934 to date); the Jewish Section of Riddrie Cemetery (approximately 740 burials, from 1909 to 2003); and the Jewish Section of Sandymount Cemetery (approximately 2,300 burials, from 1905 to 1993).

17 May 2015
A new feature has been added to the JCR-UK database search results in respect of each of the approximate 20,000 burials in the Leeds Orthodox Jewish Cemeteries that are currently in use or open to visitors. The search result for each burial in the UHC Cemetery, the BHH Cemetery and the New Farnley Cemeteries now includes GPS coordinates for the individual grave (accurate to about one metre) together with a button which, when clicked, brings up a Google satellite image of the cemetery section showing the location of the grave.

21 April 2015
Added two papers by Professor Aubrey Newman, Poor Jews Temporary Shelter, article reproduced from Summer 1993 issue of Shemot and Jews in English Freemasonry, lecture delivered in April 2015.

14 April 2015
Copies of various publications relating to the Hendon Synagogue, London, have been added, including: a List of Seatholders of the Synagogue, issued March 1939; the History of the Hendon Synagogue 1928-1978, with Appendices, by Geoffrey Alderman; the 1978 Golden Jubilee Souvenir Brochure; and other documents relating to the Golden Jubilee Celebrations and several other commemorative events.

31 March 2015
An important new database, of the Jews' Free School Admission Register, has been added to the All-UK Database. The database, initially covering the years from approximately 1856 to 1907, contains records of some 20,000 pupils, both boys and girls, at the Jews' Free School, Spitalfields, in the East End of London, including the names of the pupil and his or her parent or guardian, address, date of entry, previous school (where noted), date of birth, date of leaving and reason for leaving. We are extremely grateful to Louise Messik, who spent many months transcribing the register entries.

22 March 2015
As part of a general facelift for the whole of JCR-UK taking several months, the webpages for all of the London congregations, whether in the East End & City (nearly 150 congregations) or elsewhere in Greater London (over 300 congregations), have been enhanced and re-formatted.

5 March 2015
Searchable records of the Leeds Orthodox Jewish Cemeteries Databases have been revised and updated, thanks to Alan Tobias, to include all burials and consecrations to 31 January 2015. Several hundred new or revised records have been uploaded in respect of the UHC Cemetery, the BHH Cemetery and the New Farnley Cemeteries.

19 February 2015
Added two articles by Hilary Thomas, " Ministers of the Wigan Hebrew Congregation and their Journeys" (posted in December 2014) and Bolton Synagogue and its Ministers.

5 February 2015
Copies of two publications have been added in respect of the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation (Singers Hill), the 1956 Centenary Celebrations Souvenir Brochure and the Stained-Glass Windows Souvenir Brooklet issued following completion of the windows in 1963, both of which publications contain a wealth of interesting information and beautiful photographs.

19 January 2015
From Kretinga to Sunderland: a Jewish chain migration from Lithuania 1850-1930s, a paper by the late Gordon Leigh on the history and origins of the Sunderland Jewish community and, more specifically, the Sunderland Beth Hamedrash, has now been reformatted and reposted.

16 January 2015
Added press reports 1910-1939 relating to the Darlington Jewish community, compiled by Harold Pollins.

15 January 2015
Added copy of a 1965 publication, Holy Law Congregation - One Hundred Years, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Holy Law Congregation, Manchester, which include a history of the Congregation, photographs, lists of congregational officers and leaders of the community and much more.

9 January 2015
Added extensive press reports relating to the Hartlepool Jewish community, compiled by Harold Pollins.

4 January 2015
Added extensive press reports relating to the Ebbw Vale Jewish community (Wales), compiled by Harold Pollins.

3 December 2014
Added two new articles by Harold Pollins, "Oxford Jewish Casualties in the Great War" and "Two Oxford Jewish Court Cases of the 1840's", as well as a Press Report of the First Jewish Marriage in Hartlepool.

26 October 2014
Material relating to the Grimsby Hebrew Congregation has been reformatted and in part updated. This includes Marriage Records, Minutes of Meetings, a copy of the Constitution, press reports, photographs, articles and much more.

21 October 2014
The recently-created Jewish Gilroes website is now affiliated to JCR-UK. The website (a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund) includes a full catalogue and database of all the burials in the Gilroes Jewish Cemetery of the Leicester Hebrew Congregation (approximately 820 interments dating from 1902), genealogical search facilities, photographs of all extant headstones, fascinating stories of the lives of a number of those buried in the cemetery and much more.

20 October 2014
Added searchable records of the burials, including photographs of all headstones, in the Harrogate Stonefall Jewish Cemetery (of the Harrogate Hebrew Congregation), comprising approximately 180 interments and re-interments from 1964 to 2014, as well as 6 Jewish servicemen buried in the Stonefall Military Cemetery.

15 October 2014
The extensive material relating to the Bristol Hebrew Congregation has been reviewed and reformatted. This includes Cemetery Records, (over 950 burials), the Birth and Death Register, lists of Ministers and Officers of the Congregation, Minutes of General Meetings, copies of the Constitution, Communal Newsletters, photographs, articles and much more.

2 October 2014
The webpages for the communities and congregations in the Republic of Ireland have been revised, enhanced and expanded, including the addition of a large number of photographs.

22 September 2014
Added article entitled "Oxford Jewish Casualties in First World War - Three Mysteries" by Harold Pollins.

17 August 2014
Added searchable records of approximately 350 burials, including photographs of all headstones, in the Leeds Sinai Synagogue Cemetery, a section of the Harehills Cemetery, Leeds, for use by the Sinai (Reform) Synagogue, from early 1950's to 2014.

13 August 2014
All material in the Susser Archive relating to the Plymouth Jewish Community and the Plymouth Synagogue (as listed on those respective webpages), including, but not limited to, "The Plymouth Synagogue" an article by Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser; the volume entitled "Tombstone Inscription in the Old Jewish Cemetery on Plymouth Hoe", (including the introductory pages, inscriptions, notes and various indexes), prepared and edited by the late Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser; and various circumcision registers, reports, biographies and facsimile copies, have now been reformatted and redesigned.

6 August 2014
Created new section, entitled "Other Databases and Lists", to list JCR-UK databases that are not part of the All-UK Database, as well as browsable lists of individuals.

4 August 2014
Added two articles by the late Murray Freedman - Leeds Jewish Community - The Early Years and Deciphering An Old Gravestone In Leeds, previously published in Shemot.

3 August 2014
The Jews of South-West England - the 1977 thesis submitted by Rabbi Susser to the University of Exeter, has now been reformatted and redesigned  - available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

30 July 2014
Added searchable records of the burials, including photographs of all headstones, in the Doncaster Jewish Cemetery (70 interments), in use from 1930 to 2006.

9 July 2014
The 1851 Anglo-Jewish Database (part of JCR-UK since 2012) has been substantially expanded and enriched. Its 29,000 entries cover approximately 90% of the Jewish population resident in the British Isles in 1851. Apart from some 500 completely new entries; the Database now shows the post-1851 residence for 44% of entries (up from 37%); the year of marriage for almost 10,000 entries (up from 8,600); and the year of death for almost 8,000 entries (up from 5,600), plus a number of other enhancements, all following a hefty quality check of data.

8 July 2014
Additional material in the Susser Archive that has now been reformatted and redesigned include: Professor Cecil Roth's monumental works "The History of the Great Synagogue"; "The History of the Willesden & Brondesbury Synagogue" by Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser; and "The History of the Stroud Jewish Community" by Harold Pollins.

1 July 2014
The web pages relating to "Jewish Tombstone Inscriptions in South-West England", prepared and transcribed by the late Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser, have been reformatted and/or redesigned, including the Introduction to the Jewish cemeteries in the West of England and the transcribed tombstone inscriptions for the Jewish cemeteries in Exeter, Falmouth and Penzance. A guide to the Jewish Cemeteries of the West of England and a brief discussion on the Jewish Tombstones of South-West England have also been reformatted - all available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

29 June 2014
The Circumcision Register of Rabbi Ash of Dover, 1765-1818 by the late Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser has been reformatted - available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

22 June 2014
We have reformatted and redesigned the on-line presentation of Professor Cecil Roth's invaluable 1950 works, "The Rise of Provincial Jewry", which details the origins of 42 provincial Jewish communities throughout the British Isles,  1740-1840 - available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

1 June 2014
Added article entitled "Ministers in Oxford" by Harold Pollins.

25 May 2014
New maps of Wales (including a map of its historic counties and unitary authorities), Scotland and Ireland, showing, respectively, every Welsh, Scottish and Irish city and town that has ever had a Jewish community and congregation.

28 April 2014
New map of Jewish Communities and Congregations in England, showing every city and town (outside Greater London) that at one time (since the readmission of Jews in 1656) had a Jewish community and congregation.

8 April 2014
Now added, a paper entitled " Penzance Synagogue - A Brief History" by Susan Soyinka. This document, which includes a detailed history and current status of the synagogue building, as well as photographs and plans, was prepared to support an application to English Heritage to revise the listing of the building that includes the former synagogue.

19 March 2014
The webpages for each of the congregations in London's East End & City (nearly 150 congregations) have been enhanced and expanded to include, amongst other things, a description of the location of the congregation, a history of the location, and details of the former local and parish authorities, the registration districts and, where available, details of marriage registers.

12 March 2014
Added or expanded press reports relating to the following Jewish communities in Wales: Brynmawr (1889-1986); Newbridge & District (1852-2004); and Tredegar (1872-1953), all compiled by Harold Pollins.

29 January 2014
Added searchable records of over 6,500 burials, including approximately 5,000 photographs of headstones, in the Leeds United Hebrew Congregation (UHC) Cemetery, which also includes a number of other congregations, from 1840 to 2013.

28 January 2014
Added searchable records of over 2,200 burials, including approximately 2,000 photographs of headstones, in the Leeds Beth Hamedrash Hagadol (BHH) Cemetery, which also includes a number of other congregations, from 1952 to 2013.

8 January 2014
A database of Early London-based Insurance Policies - Jewish Surnames has been added to the All-UK Database. The database contains over 26,000 eighteenth and nineteenth century entries, with notes that include full names, addresses, dates, occupations and other information of the policy holders. The original dataset was compiled by the late George Rigal (who died in 2012), who spent many years of scrupulous research combing through old insurance records in the Guildhall Library in London, seeking out policies taken out by Jews.  The database was prepared for JCR-UK by Petra Laidlaw, to whom Mr. Rigal had provided with a copy of the dataset to assist him in its publication, and Louise Messik. 

19 August 2013
Added searchable records of nearly 10,000 burials, including approximately 8,000 photographs of headstones, in the Leeds New Farnley Cemeteries, generally in use from 1896 to 2013.

25 June 2013
Added Searchable records of 1,577 burials, including photographs of headstones, in the Southport Jewish Cemetery, 1912-2012, contributed by Andrew Phillips, added to All-UK Database.

12 April 2013
JCR-UK's already extensive (and continually growing) Bibliography section has now been expanded to include  works on the Middle Period of Anglo-Jewish history (1290-1656).

1 March 2013
Lists of Seatholders for 1933 (9,268 records) added to the All-UK Database in respect of the following London Synagogues: Bayswater, Borough, Brixton, Brondesbury, Central, Crickelwood, Dalston, East London, Golders Green, Great, Hambro', Hammersmith & West Kensington, Hampstead, New, New West End, South Hackney, St. Johns Wood and Stoke Newington.

20 February 2013
On the community pages of approximately 100 communities, provided a breakdown, by decade (1760's through 1910's), of the number of records on the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database.

31 January 2013
Provided details on the Greater London home page and on approximately 50 other community and congregation pages of the contents of the All-UK Database that are specifically associated with such community or congregation.

23 December 2012
Added or expanded press reports relating to the following Jewish communities in England: Barnsley (1903-1979); Bishop Auckland (Early History of Jews); Blackpool (1865-1927); Bolton (1884-1920, 1960, 1970); Canterbury 1790-1833; Harrogate (1895-1919); Stockport (1891-1925); and Watford & District (1905-1950), compiled by Harold Pollins.

17 December 2012
Added or expanded press reports relating to the following Jewish communities in Wales: Aberavon & Port Talbot (1874-2005); Bargoed (1906-2008); Tredegar (1875-1953); and New Tredegar (1903-1978), compiled by Harold Pollins.

16 December 2012
Added article entitled "The Jews of Slough in the 19th Century" by Harold Pollins.

26 November 2012
Added searchable records of the burials (some 600 interments), including photographs of all headstones, in both Bradford Jewish Cemeteries, in use from 1877 and from 1912, respectively.

24 July 2012
Added searchable records of all burials (nearly 3,300 interments), including photographs of all extant headstones, in the Leeds Hill Top Cemeteries, which were generally in use from 1875 to 1970.

16 March 2012
The newly-updated 1851 Anglo-Jewish Database is now part JCR-UK.

20 February 2012
Added copies of booklets  commemorating the 50th anniversary and 100th anniversary of the founding of Hackney Synagogue, London, which include histories of the congregation, photographs and other information. Further material added subsequently

4 February 2012
Added press reports relating to the following Jewish communities in Scotland: Falkirk (1913-1999); Greenock (1874-1993); and Inverness (1905 to 1995) (expanded), as well as Waterford (1893-1998) in Ireland, all compiled by Harold Pollins..

24 January 2012
Added press reports relating to the following Jewish communities in Wales: Aberavon (1874-2005); Bangor (1843-1959); Brynmawr (1889-1986); Bridgend (1875-2000); Llanelli (1902-1986); Newport (1849-1872); Pontypridd (1852-2006);  Port Talbot (1874-2005); and Rhyl (1895-1941), all compiled by Harold Pollins.

17 January 2012
Added press reports relating to the following Jewish communities in Central and Eastern England: Boston (Lincs.) (1847-1925); Great Yarmouth (1847-1970); Hanley (Stoke-on-Trent) (1851-1995); Maidenhead (1940-1941); Newbury (1941-1946); Reading (1887-1914); Stroud (1877-1943); Widnes (1891-1935); and Wolverhampton (1850-1877), all compiled by Harold Pollins.

6 January 2012
Added press reports relating to the following Jewish communities in the North of England: Barnsley (1903-1913); Darlington (1871-1909); Durham (1891-1910); South Shields (1891-1910); and York (1881-1895).

1 January 2012
All pages relating to the Oxford community (many of which were contributed by Harold Pollins) have been reorganised and a number of new articles added including extensive press reports relating to the Oxford Jewish community and press reports for WWII.

22 December 2011
Created congregation page for the Andrade Synagogue, a 19th century independent Sephardi Synagogue in Islington, London, and  added extracts of press reports relating to this congregation and the Andrade Family.

19 December 2011
The redesign of this website, commenced in October 2011, is largely completed, although a number of minor modifications continue to be made.

16 December 2011
Added copy of section captioned "Jews" from Dickens Dictionary of London 1888.

14 December 2011
Added press reports relating to the Swansea Jewish community (1804-1917).

11 December 2011
List of UK Synagogues destroyed by German Air Raids during World War II.

7 December 2011
Gibraltar Community and several congregation pages have been created and addition material and data uploaded.  The Gibraltar vital record are made available here for searching.

15 November 2011
Lists of Seatholders for 1885, 1899 and/or 1910 (13,620 records) added to the All-UK Database in respect of the following London Synagogues: Bayswater, Borough, Brondesbury, Central, Dalston, East London, Great, Hambro', Hammersmith, Hampstead, New, New West End, North London, South Hackney, St. Johns Wood, Stoke Newington and West Ham.

7 November 2011
Agreement reached with the Jewish Community of Gibraltar to create information for JCR-UK and to display Gibraltar vital records.

28 October 2011
The donating/helping page has been rewritten and expanded http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/providing.htm.

15 October 2011
Redesign of the entire website has been started. It will take some time before all the web pages (some 5,000) are completed.

12 September 2011
Data relating to the various congregation in Sheffield has been updated and expanded.

22 June 2011
Additional articles by Harold Pollins added in respect of the Jewish community in Oxford

9 June 2011
Added map of London's East End in 1900 showing density of Jewish population, provided by Sir Martin Gilbert. 

20 December 2010
Extracts from the press relating to the Jewish community of Aberdare, Wales, 1865-1919 and 1920-1968.

22 November 2010
Brief History of the Wolverhampton Jewish community and Jewish cemetery, and the addition of 183 Wolverhampton burial details to the the JGSGB UK Database.

24 October 2010
Additions to the All-UK Database - Jewish Children at the Gorbals Public School 1885-1905 (1,989 school records).

12 January 2010
Extracts from the Jewish press relating to the Jewish communities of Gateshead  (1856 to 1911) and Abertillery (South Wales).

12 August 2009
List of Marriages 1894 - 1928 at the Sandys Row Synagogue, London (now part of the All-UK Database).

11 August 2009
Census Extracts for Oxford, from 1841 through 1891.
Census Extracts for Manchester, 1871.

5 July 2009
Article on the "Jews of England: From Expulsion (1290) to Readmission (1656)" by Dr. Ariel Hessayon.

25 February 2009
New Database - Novo (New) Cemetery (Spanish and Portuguese Congregation of London). Over 10,000 burials (1733-1918)

20 January 2009
Article on the Jews of Medieval Leicester.

24 November 2008
Extracts from the Jewish press relating to the Jewish communities of Dudley and Huddersfield.

12 October 2008
Searchable database now includes Burials at three Birmingham Cemeteries (Brandwood End, and Witton, Old and New), including images of gravestones.

9 September 2008
Photographs of many former London synagogues, provided by Leslie Bailey.

2 July 2008
Newspaper articles relating to the opening and consecration of Brynmawr Synagogue. South Wales.

1 July 2008
Extracts from the Jewish press relating to the Jewish community in Jersey, Channel Islands 1834 to 1936, and from 1961.

3 February 2008
The greatly expanded Bibliography section, containing over 500 references, has been now totally reformatted.

18 January 2008
Extracts from the Jewish press relating to the Jewish communities of Ammanford (1915 to 2004) and Barry (1909 to 1943) in Wales.

9 January 2008
JCR-UK takes on new look.

26 November 2007
Webpages have now been added for more than eighty congregations in Greater Manchester. The congregations in Manchester may also be viewed according to the Metropolitan Borough and Locality in which they are situated. A Manchester Street Directory has also been added listing Manchester  congregations according to their street address.

22 October 2007
Extracts from the Jewish press relating to the Barrow-in-Furness Jewish community (1877 to 1943); the Chester Jewish community (1894 to 1906) and the North Shields Jewish community (1907 to 1988).

7 August 2007
Separate webpages have now been added for more than one hundred former congregations in the East End of London (London Borough of Tower Hamlets).  A Street Directory has also been added covering congregations in the East End as well as the City of London.

12 July 2007
Extracts from the Jewish press from 1899 to 1938 relating to the Isle of Man Jewish community.

20 June 2007
Separate webpages have now been added for congregations in the London Borough of Hackney (including the numerous ultra-orthodox congregations in and around Stamford Hill). A Street Directory has also been added covering congregations in Stamford Hill, Clapton, Stoke Newington and neighbouring areas of North London.

31 May 2007
Extracts from the Jewish press from 1842 to 1959 relating to the Dover Jewish community.

28 May 2007
An article has been added on "The Establishment of Golders Green Synagogue".

17 May 2007
Separate webpages have now been added for congregations in the London Borough of Barnet (including Golders Green, Finchley, Hendon and Edgware).

11 May 2007
A large number of marriage and other records have now been added to the searchable databases in respect of Manchester

18 April 2007
Addition articles by Harold Pollins added in respect of the Jewish community in Oxford

6 March 2007
Extracts from the press (1894 to 1905) relating to the North Bow and Victoria Park Synagogue.

28 February 2007
Extracts from the Jewish press from 1847 to 1970 relating to the Great Yarmouth Jewish community. Article added in respect of the Jewish community in Addlestone.

10 December 2006
London synagogues may also now be viewed according to the London Borough and locality in which they are situated and according to the synagogue organisation to which they are affiliated (the latter listing also includes provincial synagogues affiliated to such organisations).

17 November 2006
Separate webpages have now been added for congregations in London Boroughs of the City of Westminster (including London's West End, Maida Vale and St John's Wood) and North and Eastern London (Barking & Dagenham, Camden, Haringey, Havering, Islington, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest).

1 November 2006
Separate webpages have now been added for congregations in West London, comprising the congregations in the following London Boroughs: Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Kensington & Chelsea .

26 October 2006
Extracts from the press, in many instances relating to the early years of the communities, have been added in respect of the following Jewish communities: Addlestone, Ayr, Blackpool, Burnley, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Epsom, Hinckley, Hoylake, Inverness, North Shields, South Shields, Walsall, Wigan, Worcester and Worksop.

24 October 2006
Separate webpages have now been added for congregations in South London, comprising the congregations in the following London Boroughs: Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich; Kingston upon Thames; Lambeth, Lewisham; Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth.

12 October 2006
Webpages have now been added for each of the congregations in the London Borough of Brent (which includes the Willesden area).  

10 September 2006
A new searchable database has been added to the Supplemental UK Database, covering certain Jewish Civilian Casualties in East London during World War II, plus an explanation and introduction to four PDF files listing the casualties.

27 August 2006
The section on the congregations in the City of London has been reorganized and expanded to include the old congregations in the City.  

7 August 2006
The All-UK Database now includes burials for the cemetery in Chatham, Kent, for which there is also a brief introduction

13 June 2006
As all of Ireland was part of the United Kingdom until 1922, we have now included reference to the communities in the Republic of Ireland. Over twenty congregations in four towns (Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Waterford) have been added.  In all cases, the Jewish communities in such towns were established prior to 1922. 

29 May 2006
A new section on the community in the Channel Islands has been added and the section on the Isle of Man community (including articles and list of grave inscriptions in browsable form) has been reorganized and updated. 

23 May 2006
The All-UK Database now includes searchable records specific to the following communities: Bournemouth, Exeter, Falmouth, Grimsby, Hull, London, Manchester, Merthyr Tydfil, Middlesbrough, Newcastle‑upon‑Tyne, Penzance, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Stockton‑on‑Tees, Stroud, Sunderland, Torbay and West Hartlepool, with details now listed on listed on the community's respective pages.  

9 May 2006
Communities throughout the South West England have been reorganized and updated, with additional communities and congregations added and fresh data inserted.   The communities include Bristol, Exeter, Falmouth, Penzance, Plymouth, Torbay, Totnes, Truro, Weston-super-Mare and several others. 

30 April 2006
Added many communities established, or expanded, during World War II, in most cases by evacuees from London and other industrial areas.  The communities include Amersham, Beaconsfield, Berkhamsted, Bletchley, Dorking, Dunstable, Epsom, Felpham, Gerrards Cross, Guildford, High Wycombe, Hemel Hempstead, Hinkley, Hitchin, Ilfracombe, Kettering, Letchworth, Macclesfield, Newbury, Penrith, Peterborough, Rickmansworth, Slough, Staines, Swindon, Tilehurst, Walsall, Welwyn Garden City, Weston-super-Mare, Windsor, Woking, Worcester, Worthing,  and others. 

7 March 2006
Communities throughout the South & South East England (Outside London) have been reorganized and updated, with additional communities and congregations added and fresh data inserted.   The communities include Aldershot, Bedford, Bournemouth, Brighton, Canterbury, Chatham, Dover, Eastborne, Letchworth, Luton, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton, Thanet and many more. 

14 February 2006
Communities throughout the Eastern Counties of England have been reorganized and updated, with additional communities and congregations added and fresh data inserted.   The communities include, but are not limited to Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Ipswich, King Lynn, Norwich, Peterborough and Southend-on-Sea
Additional articles added for Oxford and South Shields.

29 January 2006
The wording in English of inscriptions at the Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Hebrew Cemetery, including 233 headstones, together with a plan of the cemetery, may now be viewed on line, as well as additional material relating to Stoke-on-Trent
Articles also recently added for Preston and Doncaster.

11 November 2005
Communities throughout the English Midlands have been reorganized and updated, with additional communities and congregations added and fresh data inserted.   The communities include, but are not limited to, Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Hereford, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, and Wolverhampton

20 October 2005
The section on Scotland has been reorganized and has had a major update. In particular, many congregations have been added and data inserted for Glasgow and Edinburgh.

21 September 2005
The section on the Leeds community has been reorganized and updated, with many more congregations added and data inserted.

28 August 2005
Congregations and communities in Northern Ireland have been reorganized, expanded and updated.   The communities comprise Belfast, Londonderry and Lurgan.

23 August 2005
Communities throughout North-West England, including Merseyside, Lancashire (not including Manchester), Cheshire and Cumbria, have been reorganized and updated, with additional communities and congregations added and fresh data inserted.   The communities include, but are not limited to Liverpool, Barrow, Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, Chester, Preston, Macclesfield, Sefton and Wirral.

11 August 2005
Links for all communities to and from the cemetery information for such communities on the International Jewish Cemetery Project of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.  There are also now links for dozens of communities to relevant articles in the on-line Jewish Encyclopedia.com.

July 2005
Now linked from over forty communities - the respective sections of Cecil Roth's " The Rise of Provincial Jewry", available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

May and June 2005
Communities throughout North East England, Yorkshire (except Leeds) and Humberside  (including, but not limited to, Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead, Hull, Sheffield and Grimsby good) have been reorganized and updated. Additional congregations and fresh data inserted.
Many new entries under Jewish Heritage and Property and Places of Interest.

22 May 2005
Section on Wales has been reorganized and has had a major update. Many more Welsh Communities and Congregations added. See Communities in Wales.

22 April 2005
New section added on the Medieval Communities in England and Wales. See Jewish Communities Prior to 1290

21 February 2004
Added several of the Newton Papers on Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain - prepared by Prof. Aubrey Newman for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of England -  Papers added comprise Belfast, Birmingham, Blackburn, Bradford, Brighton, Cambridge, Canterbury, Chatham, Coventry, Falmouth, Penzance and Plymouth.

12 January 2004
All-UK Database now online.

23 December 2003
Susser Archives has been added.

10 October 2003
West London Synagogue of British Jews has been materially expanded.

21 September 2003
Exeter Hebrew Congregation has been materially expanded.

01 September 2003
Our first Streaming Audio added, in respect of Merthyr Tydfil (Wales):
See also Merthyr Tydfil Recitation.

05 August 2003
Smaller Scottish Communities added to the section on Scotland

25 July 2003
A History of the Chatham Memorial Synagogue has been added.

24 July 2003
The "History of the Bayswater Synagogue" has been added.

14 June 2003
The history and other material added for the Oxford Community.

 

 
   

 

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