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International Jewish Cemetery Project - England

For Community Information, see Liverpool on JCR-UK.

"There is evidence of of an organised community before 1750. It appears to have had a burial ground attached. Little is known of this early community. It declined but in 1770 was reinforced by a new wave of settlers chiefly from Europe, who worshipped in a house in Upper Frederick Street, near the river, with a mikve and cemetery." [Source Jewish Year Book 2005]

Liverpool Jewish Archives are at the International Jewish Cemetery Project - England Liverpool Record Office, within in the Central Library on William Brown Street. The Jewish archives go back to 1780. In these archives are booklets and listings of almost all of the Jewish cemeteries and who was buried there. They typically detail date of burial, name, address of person at death, age and plot number. The problem is that almost all of it is in written form and in English and/or Yiddish. Although almost entirely in English, it is handwritten in script form. One has to look at the details very carefully to get spellings correctly. One of the problems is that these documents (and there are many), which cover almost all of the Jewish cemeteries from early 18th century to current date are not allowed to be taken from the Library archives. They can only be viewed on location and only with special permission and only via appointment.

UPDATE: The archives of the Liverpool Jewish Community are open to anyone with a reader's ticket for the archives. Anyone wishing to obtain one should contact the Record Office on +151 233 5817 & ask what identification will be required. The previous system requiring a letter of permission from the Jewish community archivist is no longer in place. No items may be removed from the archives, but facilities exist for photocopying and taking digital photos. International Jewish Cemetery Project - England. Some cemeteries were indexed & uploaded online for sale by Berny Goodheart in the late 1990s & early 2000s but his website has since been taken down. Enquiries regarding the history of the Liverpool Jewish community should be addressed to Arnold Lewis (Community Archivist) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Genealogical enquiries regarding the community should be addressed International Jewish Cemetery Project - England BODY to Saul Marks at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . [January 2009]

Broad Green Cemetery: 1904 to date. Cemetery of the Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation: Tel: +44 151 709 3431; Web: www.princesroad.org

Deane Road Cemetery: 1837-1904 (+44 151 486 7549); www.deaneroadcemetery.com).Cemetery of the Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation: Tel: +44 151 709 3431; Web: www.princesroad.org

Green Lane Cemetery: 1839-1921. 2009: totally overgrown & sealed. Entry physically impossible) Cemetery of the Liverpool New Hebrew Congregation (now defunct)

Long Lane Cemetery: 1921-2008 (+44 151 733 2292 - community administrative centre holds records) Cemetery of the Liverpool New Hebrew Congregation (now defunct)

Lowerhouse Lane Cemetery: +44 151 733 2297. Cemetery not affiliated to one congregation alone

Oakes Street Cemetery: 1802-1837 (burials all removed to Broad Green). Cemetery of the Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation: Tel: +44 151 709 3431; Web: www.princesroad.org

Rice Lane Cemetery: 1896-1983 (+44 733 2292 - community administrative centre holds records. Cemetery not affiliated to one congregation alone

Springwood Cemetery: active. +44 151 733 5871. Cemetery of Childwall & Allerton Hebrew Congregations

Upper Frederick Street Cemetery: 1789-1802 burials in back garden of converted house were all removed to Broad Green. Cemetery of the Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation: Tel: +44 151 709 3431; Web: www.princesroad.org

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