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Synagogue files

  • SJJHM 1
  • Collection
  • 188- - present

Much of the material relating to the history of the history of the congregations before 1933 was destroyed in a fire. Most of the surviving records date from 1949 and were found in 1990 in the balcony of the synagogue. Extensive records of correspondence, annual reports, minutes, financial records, and membership lists were among what was found. There is also a large section of information available on bat/bat mitzvah, marriage and burial records for the genealogist. The cemetery records are the most complete as a database of all burials in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery was compiled between 1997 and 2011. Material on these lifecycle events generally comes from personal memorabilia and newspaper records. A section on Jewish traditions and holidays is appended to show how these have been observed in this community and elsewhere.

Records for the communities in Moncton and Fredericton are very limited and include information found in public records including newspapers.

New Brunswick and Maine synagogues

Broken Grindstone on Cart

Item is a photograph of two pieces of a grindstone which appears to have split in two, placed on wheeled carts. On one piece is marked “#20 Read”.

Postcard Album

Series contains 86 postcards placed in an album in no particular order. The dated postcards range from 1906 to 1913, and were primarily addressed to Mrs. Walter I. Dixon [Jane Gillis], and also to Mr. Walter I. Dixon and Raymond Dixon. Postcards were sent from a number of relatives and friends. A number of the postcards depict locations in Canada as well as the United States. Most of the postcards contain messages.

Stereoscope Slide Collection

Cardboard stereoscope slides used in conjunction with a stereoscope for entertainment purposes
Slides include the following themes:
Courting and marriage
Houskeeping
Farming
Military
Travel (South Africa, Russia, France, Egypt, Greece, United States)
Royal Family
Children

Allen's Camps on the Cain's River

  • CA ASM 2018-03-07/13
  • Series
  • 1926

18 photographs of Allen's Camps on the Cain's River. Includes photo of W. Harry Allen ("original Allen outfitter"); George Allen at Boston Sportsman's Show; George Allen, Herb Wade, Charlie Wade and Premier John B. McNair at Boston Show; Wendall Allen with sport; group photo at Boston show;trout fishing along the Cains; George T. Allen w/William Prodfoot (August 1926); Jim Scott's Father's team crossing Rocky Brook to reach cabins.

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