Source:Malka, Jeffrey S. Sephardic Genealogy

Source Sephardic Genealogy
Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors and Their World
Author Malka, Jeffrey S.
Subject Ethnic/Cultural
Ethnicity / Culture Jewish
Publication information
Type Book
Date issued 2009
Malka, Jeffrey S. Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors and Their World. (2009).
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Sephardic Genealogy, Jewish Genealogy, sources of information. Internet, archives, books.


The first edition, which won the “Best Judaica Reference Book” (2002) of Association of Jewish Libraries, has been completely updated and improved. Nearly 100 pages longer, this new edition revises all the chapters to include new information and updates all internet and mail addresses. It adds a new chapter on DNA as well as new chapters on the available resources for the Sephardic communities of Portugal, England, Rhodes, Hamburg-Altona, and Vienna, Austria. There is also a new chapter on how to research the Spanish archives with clues on deciphering old Spanish script. The section on the Internet is fully updated and now includes more than 300 links to sites that have information valuable to Sephardic research. The book even reveals how to access past websites that are no longer available on the web. With its comprehensive indexes—the surname index alone has 3037 names—bibliography, and data-packed appendixes, this is even more the essential book on Sephardic genealogy and should be part of any Jewish genealogy bookshelf.

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