Re: Jews of Sicily #general

David Mendoza

Not totally clear about your genealogy. IF you can trace back to Sicily you probably need someone familiar with local archives rather with specific Jewish knowledge.

It seems that most of the Jews from southern Italy, including Sicily, ended up in the Ottoman Empire. Some synagogues there were named for where people came from.

I would suggest that unevidenced claims of 'crypto-Judaism' in Sicily be treated with care. Obviously, a surname alone is no evidence of anything. The Sephardic Genealogical Society's proposed Code of Conduct addresses these issues.

Best wishes,

David Mendoza

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