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A1. YOUR FIRST STOP FOR THE MEANING OF YOUR FAMILY NAME: The Origin of your family name (in the French language). More than 16,000 surnames (apellidos) listed. Variant names are also listed. A real find! While the site is in French text, it is not difficult to understand. Click on the French tricolor flag to bring up the search engine.
A2. SEPHARDIC GENEALOGY BY DNA. This link takes you to a DNA testing service that endevors to determine for you if you are geneticaly related to the Cohains, Levites or Israelites. The service also has the capabilty to inform you to what families in their data base you are geneticaly related. You are at the cutting edge.
A4. Philip Abensure of ETSI magazine, has compiled a list of Sephardic names from Morocco extracted from the book, "LES NOMS DES JUIFS DU MAROC", (The Jewish Names of Morocco) by ABRAHAM LAREDO. This informative book not only provides surnames, but also recognized variants, small genealogies and family origins. If you had family expelled from Iberia you should research this list. It is a very short distance from Iberia to North Africa across the Straits of Gibralter and many Sephardim took this option. The purposeof ETSI (founded in 1998) is to assist those interested in Sephardic genealogy and historical research with emphasis on the Ottoman Empire and North Africa, although the site and magazine attempts to serve as an international exchange . Subscriptions to ETSI are offered at this site. Hundreds and hundreds of Sephardic names from Morocco
A5. More from MORROCO. Les Noms des Juifs Du Maroc. The names of Jews of Morroco. This site in French but there should be no problem for non speakers. Jewish names are listed on the first page. Not all names are Sephardic.
A6.Still more from names from MORROCO. Les Rabbins du Maroc. The Rabis of Morroco. Again in French and again no problem. Most of the names appear to be Sephardic.
A7. The origin and meaning of Jewish names found in Morroco. Le sens de noms de famiille juif. Many of the names are Sephardic. This site in French.
A8. The site of Bob and Francine Cassuto. This site contains more than 5000 Portugues Sephardic names from more than 1300 marriages in Tunis during the 17th through 19th centuries. What a great find.
A9. Tracing The Tribe, a collection of blogs regarding Jewish genealogy and history, written by Shelly Talalay Dardashti.. A first class site and author from Israel. This is not a static site.
A10. http://www.geocities.com/athens/acropolis/7016/jews2.htm Many, many more Sephardic names listed here under the heading "Conversos Judasaintes Tried by the Mexican Inquisition, 1528-1815."
A12. Hundreds of Sephardic names and photos of tombstones from the Island of Rhodes. Brought to you by the Rhodes Jewish Museum.
A14. In memorian to the Jews of Rhodes Exterminated by the Nazis during the Shoah.
A17. A list of 26 Sephardim tried and sentenced by the Inquisition in Toledo in the year 1691. How about life imprisonment for a 16 year old girl and death for another woman?
A18. A free Family Tree Surname exchange is found at http://www.cproots.com. This site allows you to submit your surname and encourages information exchange.
A19. Jewish names (many of them Sephardic) found in Suriname between the years 1666 and 1997.
A20. A list of 295, mostly Sephardim deported from Florina, Greece by the Nazis.
A21. A hundreds of Sephardic names from Rhodes. Part of the Rhodes Jewish Museum Site by Don and Aron Hasson. A wonderful site with many photos and sound clips.
A23. LIST OF SEPHARDIC IMMIGRANTS to Chile during the years 1900-1990.
A25. Investigação e Releitura dos Sobrenomes Luso-brasileiros Portugese - Brazilian Surnames, by Walter Santos Baptista. This is an informative publication that provides the history and origin of many Sephardic names found in Brazil today. A very professional research paper.
A26. Medieval names: Jewish names from Spain. Scroll for the subject you want. Sephardim.com has many more medieval names, but this site may help.
A list of 15 names recorded at the Jewish Cemetery, Charles, Nevis. Because of the more than more than 700 year occupation of some parts of Spain and Portugal, many Sephardim have names with Arabic roots. This page provides an English translation of some Arabic names found on this site.
A29. Definition of some Jewish names. Not all the names are Sephardic.
A30. Medieval Spanish/Jewish names of the 13th and 14th centuries.
A31. Index to the Jewish community of Cuba (Communidad Hebrea de Cuba). From the cite "The Jews of Cuba", by Professor Daniel Kazez. The names are extracted from the book, La Communidad Hebrea de Cuba" by Magalit Bejarano. Not all the names listed are Sephardic.
A35. The AMERICAN FAMILY IMMIGRATION HISTORY CENTER, ELLIS ISLAND. Research your family from among 22 million immigrants that entered the Port of New York through Ellis Island during the period 1892 -1924. This is a busy site so have patience.
A36. Want to know more about the genealogy of the Rodriguez family? Here is a Rodriquez Forum.
A38. All you ever wanted to know about the contruction of Spanish Family Names and perhaps more.
A39. Morocan Jews (mostly sephardim) in the Amazon. A history with names by Dr. Jeff Malka.
A40. Our Last Hundred Years in Haydarpasa. (Instanbul) A partial list of Sephardic names for the book by Anri Niyego. Names compiled by Daniel Kazez. Hundreds of names.
A41. This is a link to the home page of Congregation Kadosha Jania of New York City. You will find a holocaust page containing the names of Romaniote and Sephardic Jews. Click at the bottom of the home page on the last purple square to arrive at the holocaust page. Holocaust pages are not joyous to read, but they are normally very factual.
A42. More than 10,000 names taken from Caribean tombstones. This link is a search engine, so you must have a name in mind. You will not see a list of names. It's a great find. Not all the names are of Sephardic origin.
B1. Anillo de Genealogia Hispana (The Spanish Genealogy Ring) This ring will help locate genealogy resources in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. Contains links, personal pages, names, advice and archives. Most pages are in Spanish.
B2. DISTANT COUSIN, a website with links to genealogy sites and a surname search capability.
B3. GENEASEARCH.COM is a guide to genealogy on the internet. The site provides links, tips, and other resources.
B4. SEPHARDICGEN RESOURCES. Provides research resources to assist in the study of Sephardic history, names, and genelaogy. Published by distinguised author Dr. Jeffery Malka.
B5. http://www.worldgenweb.org This site is geographically (rather than religiously) oriented. The site is currently divided into 11 major geographic areas.
B8. Looking for relatives? How and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates as well as divorce decrees in the United States and its territories.
C1. http://www.jewishgen.org Jewish Genealogy. King of the hill. This site contains, among other attractions, search capable data bases, discussion groups, and lists of special interest groups to which one can subscribe. Click here for the Sephardic Genealogy page.
C2. http://www.avotaynu.com This is the home page for AVOTAYNU, the largest publisher of information and products of interest to Jewish genealogy researchers. They also publish the magazine AVOTAYNU, another must.
C3. http://members.aol.com/shhar/ The official web site of The Society of Hispanic and Ancestral Research. Provides Hispanic links and research sources for the world wide Hispanic community to include Mexico, Cuba, and etc. Some of the researchers are interested in potential Sephardic links. You might meet a relative that took a different road.
C4. http://www.Sefarad.org: The comprehesive site of the European Sephardic Institute. This site speaks French, Spanish, and English. Sephardim with a Euro touch.
C6. The Netherlands Society for Jewish Genealogy can assist you in finding information about Sepharidic families in the Netherlands. Many Sephardim escaped Iberia for Amsterdam.
C7. FASSAC, the Foundation For the Advancement of Sephardic Studies. A scholarly,first class site. The site leans toward the Sephardim of the Ottoman Empire but not decidedly so. This is a must visit site for reseachers.
D1. http://www.saudades.org This is a wonderful site by Rufina, that revolves around Portuguese - Sephardim. The site speaks English and Portuguese. There is also a moderated forum so that you may exchange ideas with individuals of similar interests. Well worth the time.
D2. LUSAWEB is probably the best Portuguese genealogy site on the web. Large section about Sephardim. The site also lists research resources in Portugal. Sephardim.com was once a page on this site.
D3. Portuguese and Sephardic heritage, history and genealogy on the Island of Madeira by Papagaia.
D4. http://www.Hebreos.net HebreosNet provides Spanish speaking Jews a virtual Jewish community which addresses and encourages knowledge and union.
D5. Les Juifs du Maroc - The Jews of Morocco. Morocco was an excape location for the Sephardic Jews of Iberia.
D6. http://www.babylonjewry.org.il Off you go to the Babylon Jewry Heritage Center, a research institute and museum.
D7. http://www.jewishglobe.com/Morocco The official Moroccan Jewish site on the Internet. History, culture, Music, Halach and much more. A Sephardic-Moroccan site.
D8. Beth - Hatefutsoth http://www.bh.org.il The Museum of the Jewish People online. This site can introduce you to Jewish communities world wide, has genealogy links and a name search capability.
D9. http://sefardi.webs.com/. A link to the Sephardic community of Ecuador. this link contains useful geology information to include a list of Sephardic names.
D12. Welcome to the Jewish sites of Greece. Greece was the home of many Sephardic communities after the expulsion from Iberia.
D13. The ghetto at Venice.Italy. Many Sephardim moved here after the expulsion.
D15. The Virtual Jewish History of Spain -- Cordoba, Granada, Malaga, and Seville.
D18. "Survivors of the Spanish Exile: The Underground Jews of IBIZA", by Gloria Mound. A story of persistance and survival.
D19. La Diaspora Sefardita. The scattering of the Sephardim. Follow the exodus to the Sephardic communities of France, Italy, Amsterdam, Hamburg, The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Margreb, Tunis, and the Americas. (En Espanol - In Spanish)
D20. The web site of Tunisian Jews. The site is in English and French. The site contains genealogy, history, and downloadable music.
D22. Link here for the Sephardic/Jewish community of Morocco.
D23. Jewish Cuba, presents the Jewish community of Cuba with many references to Sephardim.
D26. The Virtual Jewish History of Suriname.
D28. In honor of the 350th anniversary of the United Congregation Mikve Israel - Enanuel in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. The oldest synagogue in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere, founded in 1732. Photos of this synagogue are provided in SECTION IV: SEPHARDIC FACTS AND LORE, on this site.
D29. The expelled Jews of Coro, Venezuela. They came from Curacao.
D33. Spanish genealogy in Spanish at Espana GenWeb.
D34. The Medici Archives: Jewish history, religion, and culture under the house of Medici located in Tuscany, Italy (Pisa, Seina and Florence). Many of the Jewish names are recognizable as Sephardic. The site is still growing. A picture of the Synagogue of Casale Monferrato, built in 1595, is provided.
D35. Sefaradies En Chile - The Sephardim In Chile. Origin, names and other information.
D38. Sefardische Juden in Hamburg -- Sephardic Jews in Hamburg (Germany)
D43. Influencia Sefardita en el Folkore de Noreste. The influence of Sephardic folkore in the North East (Nuevo Leon, Mexico). (In Spanish)
D44. The genealogy site of Jose Da Silva Maltez. The site discusses the history and genealogy of Malta. Some of the names appear to be Sephardic in origin. In English, Portuguese and Swedish.
D46. The Jerusalem Italian Jews Association brings you the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art. One can spend hours here, absorbing the Jewish/Sephardic culture of the Mediterranean.
D47. Our Mispocheh (Our Family) - All things Jewish.
D48. Bibliography for Anusim Studies.
D49. Filosofia Hispano-Hebraica (Spanish-Hebrew Philosophy) in Spanish.
D50. Jewish history and genealogy of Bagdad, Iraq. This site contains some family trees.
D51. Site of the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies. Many works of interest and links to the Crypto Judaic community.
D52. An introduction to Sephardic Genealogy in the Ottoman Empire.
D54. Alphabetical index of names form the book entitled, "Les Pontreholi, Duex Dynasties Rabbiniques en Turquie et en Italie - Sources et documents", by Laurence Abensur-Hazan. A list of Rabbincal names from Turkey and Italy.
E2. Meet the families of Marin, Nueve Leon, Mexico. Nuevo Leon has the reputation of having a large Sephardic population.
E3. The virtual ancestral home of the Ottolenghi's. If you have an Ottolenghi in the family, this site is for you.
E6. More than 10,000 members of the extended Maya Family, originally from Spain and later of Silivri. Turkey.
E10. The HAZAN FAMILY of Izmir, Turkey.
E12. Ferdi, Ferdinand and Ferdinando home page from the UK. Originally a family of Portuguese - Sephardic origin.
E13. The De Castro Story with a great deal of de Castro hisory and Sephardic history. Very, very well done.
E14. The Pretto family site: A Sephardic family site.
E15. The heritage of the Israel-Cherezli family...with conections to other families.
E17. A link to the Perez Family genealogy site.
E18. A Yahoo forum group from related to the names Mendoza, Mendonca, Medoca, Mendosse, Mendosa Mintouzo.
F3. This site is not involved in proselyting, conversion or religion. We have however been asked about conversion to Judaism many times. More information regarding conversion and return. If you need information, these are the sites you want.
We have been asked many times the question, "How do I
research?". The answer is much to large and complicated for one individual to
answer. Books are written on the subject. So for you that want to learn, I
provide you links below that will attempt to answer the question. These links will give
you step by step instruction.
F5. Genealogy 101. How to begin your research. Research references provided.
F7. Como Empezar - How to Begin? In Spanish from Espana GenWeb.
F9. A possible research guide for those seeking Catholic church records in MEXICO.
F10. A research guide for those seeking Catholic church records in CENTRAL AMERICA.
F11. A research guide for those seeking Catholic church recordss in SOUTH AMERICA.
F12. A beginner's guide to Sephardic genealogy.
F13. A guide to finding inquisition records.
F14. Vital records (birth, marriage, death and divorce) index. Mostly United States resources, but also with a foreign (non-US) link. Only one Iberian source - Portugal.
F16. The Jewish Encyclopedia. Almost anything you want to know about Jewish/Sephardic subjects and personalities. Edition published in 1901-1906. 12 volumes, 15,000 articles and illustrations.
F17. This is a link to a commercial site that promises to provide birth, marriage, and death certificates of the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
G1. El Trio Sefarad. Listen to snips of Sephardic music from Madrid. Click on "El Trio Sefarad to change from the Spanish language to the English Language..Click on "Nuestra Musica" to select a tune.
G2. Difficult to obtain Ladino Books on sale here.
G3. :Los Tanyaderos, a site containing Sepahrdic culture. language from Salonika and the Ottoman Empire.
G6. Short snips of Sephardic music by Judith R.Cohen. Real Player required which can be down loaded.
G7. A large selection of hauntingly beautiful Jewish music in the Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese tradition. Currently only theRoman Italian tradition is available.
G8. Beautiful Sephardic music from Turkey. Los Pasharos Sefarad sing in Ladino.
G10. This is the site of Hazan Daniel Halfon. You are going to be touched by the the sound clips. The music will take you back in time.
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