Jewish Heritage Europe

Tourism & Genealogy

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Fry, Helen. Jewish Cemeteries of Devon. 2012 

A book that is a comprehensive guide to burials in the Jewish cemeteries of Plymouth, Exeter and Torquay & Paignton in Devon (England). It represents a catalogue list of more than 1,500 people buried in five different cemeteries: the old burial ground in Magdalen Street (Exeter), Exwick cemetery (Exeter); Colney End Road (Paignton & Torquay); The Hoe cemetery (Plymouth) and Gifford Place cemetery (Plymouth).

Jewish Genealogy Society of Great Britain

Very extensive web site with links to databases, archives and much more material. There are also regional genealogy groups. The society has an extensive Library, with a searchable online catalogue.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7724 4232

Jewish Community & Records-UK

Supported by, this is a very extensive web site with a wealth of links and databases.

United Synagogue – Cemetery Grave Search

Scottish Jewish Archives

Searchable database and other resources for tracing family roots in Scotland

Scottish Jewish Cemeteries

Searchable databases for burials in some 20 Jewish cemeteries and burial sites in Scotland



NOTE: also check resources in our list of Books & Publications, and also general links and links under individual locations in other pages of this section

JTrails – National Anglo-Jewish Heritage Trail

A comprehensive web site whose goal is to raise awareness of this rich, but often unknown, history among both Jews and non-Jews alike, and to encourage individuals to further investigate their own roots as well as the fascinating origins of the community.

The site has links to Jewish heritage trails in more than a score of localities, with more planned. Among current routes are London, Bath, Bradford, Brackley, Bright & Hove, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Bury St. Edmunds, Dover, Guildford, Hull, Leeds, Lincoln, Northampton, Oxford, Ramsgate, Sheerness & Blue Town, Stroud,

There are also links to many institutions and other resources.

Go Jewish London

Travel and tourism operation, with a wide variety of public and private tours and itineraries, run by Rachel Kolsky, the author, along with Roslyn Rawson, of the guidebook Jewish London, published in 2012

Visit Jewish London

A comprehensive web site for the Jewish visitor to London, sponsored by a variety of Jewish organizations and institutions, with information on tourism, religious services, kosher dining and more. It was originally set up for visitors to the London Olympics.

Winchester — Medieval Jewish Trail

Jewish life flourished in Winchester in Medieval times, from the mid-12th century until Kind Edward I ordered Jews  expelled from England in 1290. Almost no physical traces of this medieval Jewish history remain, but a Medieval Jewish Trail was launched in 2015 to trace sites, history and heritage.

Web site for the Medieval Jewish Trail, with links to further information

Download a PDF brochure about the Trail