Sunday, November 25, 2012

London east's synagogues - a List

For Jews in England, Greater London by far was the favored place of settlement and residence of choice. Out of this region's numerous townships and cities (there were at least 30 Greater London township boroughs by the year 1870), and London's east-end held well over 50 Jewish synagogues. The United Synagogue held heirarchical jurisdiction over these congregations.

Here is a list of Greater London's East-end synagogues as of the latter part of the 19th century, taken from, a Guide to Ancestral Research in London; some provide the year of commencement, as noted.

The list of synagogues prior to 1900, includes--

  • Adler Street Synagogue
  • Alie Street Synagogue – Aldgate St - 18?
  • Agudath Achim Synagog. – Aldgate Old Castle St 1880’s
  • Austrian (Dzikower) Synagogue London E.1
  • Beth Hamedrash Maharish Synagogue
  • Bikkur Cholim Sons of Lodz Chevra Newcastle St. London E1 - 1887
  • Cannon Street Road Synagogue London E.1
  • Tchechenover (Chechanover) Synagogue) London E.5 & E.1 - 1896
  • Old Montague Street Synagogue Chevrah Shass, London E.1 - by 1896
  • Chevrah Torah Synagogue Princelet St, Lon. E.1 - 1890's
  • Commercial Road Talmud Torah Synagogue Christian Street, London E.1. & Stamford Hill, London N.16 - by 1898
  • Crawcour Synagogue London E.1 - 1887
  • East London Synagog. Stepney Green, London E.1 - 1877
  • Fashion Street Synagogue London E.1 – 1858
  • Flasch's Synagogue London E.1 - prior to 1870
  • Fournier Street Synagogue London E.1 – 1896
  • Goulston Street Synagogue London E.1 - prior to 1870
  • Great Garden St. Synagog. (Greatorex St, Lon. E.1 – 1894
  • Greenfield Rd Syn. Commercial Rd, London E.1 - by 1896
  • The Hambro' Synagogue City of London, EC3 & Commercial Rd, London E1 – 1707
  • Hope Street Synagogue ("Sons of Covenant" Friendly Society) London E.1 – 1880
  • "House of David United Brethren" Chevra London E.1 - by 1887
  • "Jerusalem" Chevra London E.1 - by 1887
  • United Kalischer Synagogue London E.1 - by 1887
  • Kehol Chesidim Synagog.Whitechapel, Lon. E.1 – by 1896
  • Konin Synagogue Hanbury Street, London E.1 - 1882
  • Machzike Shomrei Shabbat Synagogue - prior to 1893
  • Peace & Tranquillity (Buckle Street formerly Mansell St) Synagogue London E.1 - by 1887
  • Mansell Street (or Zussman's) Synagogue) London E.1 – prior 1870
  • Mikra Chevrah Synagogue (or, Plotzker, Fashion Crt Chevra) Lon. E.1 – 1858
  • Mile End New Town Synagogue London E.1 – 1880
  • Moses Moore's Synagogue, London E.1 - abt 1840
  • New Road Synagogue Whitechapel, London E.1 – 1892
  • North Bow & Victoria Prk Synagogue Lond. E.3 – 1894
  • Poplar Associate Synagogue Poplar, London E.14 – 1892
  • Prescot Street Synagogue (formerly Rosemary La. Congregation) London E.1 - 1870's (see also Gun Yard Polish Syn.and Cutler St Polish Syn.)
  • Princelet Street Synagogue Spitalfields, London E.1 - 1862
  • St. Mary Street Synagogue London E.1 - 1896
  • The Sandys Row Synagogue Middlesex Street, London E.1 - 1853
  • Scarborough Street Synagogue (formerly Gun Yard)
  • "Polish" Synagogue; (see also Rosemary La.) City of London, London E.C.3 - 1792
  • Spitalfields Great Synagogue -1898
  • Spital Square (formerly German) Synagogue, New Broad St. or Old Broad St) of Spital Sq., Bishopsgate, London E1 – 1858
  • Vine Court Synagogue Whitechapel, London E.1 – 1896
  • Voice of Jacob Chevra London E.1 - by 1887
  • Warsaw (Gun Str.) Synagogue) Lon. E.1 - by1895
  • Wellington Rd Synagogue & B'Noth Zion Hebrew Classes
  • White's Row Synagogue London E.1 - by 1870
  • Winsor Street Chevra London E.1 - by 1887

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Genealogist's UK's photostream

WestminsterCityArchWestminster Abbey northside viewSouthwark St George The MartyrQueens University, BelfastScotlandsPeopleGROKensingtonSoHydeParkChplNFHC
The Scottish National Archives, New Register House, Edinburgh(Old) Public Record Office of Northern IrelandDoorway into ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk (Edinburgh)Dundee City Archives CentreThe National Archives, UK at KewLondon Metropolitan Archives & Library
The National Library, Ireland, Kildare St., DublinSt Marys Parish, RotherhitheSt Mary Croft Westminster (House of Parliament Chapel)Bermondsey St John the BaptistWestminster St Clement Danes (frontage)Southwark St Saviour Cathedral's stately tower
Southwark Cathedral St SaviourLondon General Lying In Hospital, South ThamesQueens College, DublinPerth Road Cemetery nr West Park U., Dundee, ScotlandThe Old Guildhall, LondonSt. Margaret Westminster (next to the Abbey of Westminster)

Finally! Lancashire Ancestral Research Un-plugged!

Lancashire is one of the most complex (and populated ) counties in which to trace ancestry. Lancashire originally had only about 76 parishes, and unlike most other England counties, was comprised by far of mostly (over 400) chapels of ease (chapelries) of the Church of England,  each of  which subdivided the parish to which it was attached. These numerous smaller chapels of ease and district chapels comprise a vast portion of its geographical tapestry and each one possessed registers of baptisms, and sometimes burials, and in only a few isolated cases, marriages, i.e. in the pre-1754 or, post-1837 eras.

Key Strategy: Always be certain to search for your ancestor[s] in ALL chapelries of a parish and their registers as well in the registers of its ancient parish.

Because of this unique attribute in Lancashire church records research, identifying each chapel's parish to which each was attached  is paramount to thoroughness in research. Accurately identifying all chapels was until recently fairly difficult, and especially required comprehensive, diligent study in more than one or two reference aids in order to accurately list all chapels and churches. 

However, today, I am thrilled to announce that starting November 12, 2012, FamilySearch's Wiki for Lancashire has just made researching in the county of Lancashire a much less formidable task! Editors and compiler-volunteers for the last 14 months have performed all the leg-work and due diligence to simplify and bring to you and your desktop or laptop--almost all available online resources at no or little cost--links to Lancashire's vast and complex tapestry of churches, chapels and parish registers' online data content!  The links to online data include to as late as the twentieth century! And, as accurately as can be determined--a formal List of all chapels of ease, chapelries, district churches, and parochial chapels lying within the boundary of each ancient parish, and with mentions of most or all other denominations found within each parish and/or township boundary (as of at least 1851).

For the first time, Lancashire researchers no longer have to do the nearly futile due diligent study to try to determine all chapels attached to a parish, because the Wiki user is introduced to not only a page for each chapel or district chapelry (with links to online data), but with also a link to the page[s] to the ancient parish (to which it was attached). *The Parish pages provides researchers with a comprehensive list of the names of all chapelries, district churches, and ecclesiastical parishes found within the boundary of each parish and, with available links to each's online data--plus much more!

So test FamilySearch's Lancashire Wiki's "Parish" pages today, and discover your family ancestry more quickly than ever!

Here are the links that take you directly to the critical pages:

 Have fun with these pages, and while you're at it--   Happy(!) Ancestry Hunting in Lancashire!!