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Jewish Gilroes

The Prayer Stone in the old section of Jewish Gilrose • Jewish Gilrose Archive

Jewish Gilroes is an archival project run by the Leicester Hebrew Congregation. It consists of an online database documenting the lives of the Jewish population of Leicester through records from the only Jewish cemetery in Leicester and the surrounding areas.

Archive Description

Jewish Gilroes is based on research from a Heritage Lottery funded project called Lives Behind the Stones. The aim of that project was to catalogue all the burials at Leicester’s Jewish Cemetery and place the information onto a website. The database of genealogical searchable information is now available, with photographs and basic details of all the stones online, plus a selection of stories written about the people buried there.

Online Accessibility

The database is accessible to members of the public on the project website. For more information you can contact them on their website.

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