Re: Help with finding details on family from Alexandria, Egypt #sephardic


I would think that there would be record of the immigration to France of family and that might yield information.  

My wife’s family is from Egypt and she suggests first and most useful is to join the Facebook group “Egyptian Jews”.  It’s a highly interactive group and likely the information you have would trigger discussion or suggestions.  Next for background and context and information is Historical Society of Jews from Egypt.  We think they have a Facebook group and website. 

Also I believe that the Avotanu project was collecting and documenting surnames info and doing DNA work on middle eastern Jews.  

And if she wants to get deep into it, especially for the sake of documentation and history it might be a good idea to do DNA test and especially maternal DNA test of a couple of family members that might lead to some leads by triangulation.

My understanding is that you will not find any available records from the Egyptian government and since there a literally only a few Jews left in the Country you won’t find and databases on burials.

Hope these ideas are helpful,

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