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Announcing the Genie Milgrom Crypto Jewish Collection #sephardic #JewishGenUpdates #announcements


Avraham Groll
 



Dear JewishGen Community,

We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and Genie Milgrom, resulting in The Genie Milgrom Crypto Jewish Collection. 

Up until now it has been extremely difficult for those trying to trace their ancestors dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries during the Inquisition, since  Jews were forced to convert, change their names, and assume Christian identities in order to save themselves from death sentences. Many of these Jews were exiled from Spain and later Portugal and scattered throughout Europe and Latin America.

In order to help the descendants of these “Crypto Jews” research their roots, Genie has spent years scouring the world for any old documents, dissertations, books, and records. In total, she has travelled to Europe and other countries more than 50 times on her quest.

Now, for the first time, all of the information she has compiled will be freely searchable via JewishGen - including extensive background information in both English and Spanish.

We would like to thank Genie Milgrom for her incredible efforts, and for her generosity in contributing this extraordinarily valuable collection to JewishGen. 

The Genie Milgrom Crypto Jewish Collection can be searched by clicking here:https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cryptojews/ 


Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org 

 


Susan Lauscher
 

Anyone you know have Spanish/Portuguese Jewish background?

Sue

On Monday, November 9, 2020, 7:07:59 PM MST, Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:




Dear JewishGen Community,

We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and Genie Milgrom, resulting in The Genie Milgrom Crypto Jewish Collection. 

Up until now it has been extremely difficult for those trying to trace their ancestors dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries during the Inquisition, since  Jews were forced to convert, change their names, and assume Christian identities in order to save themselves from death sentences. Many of these Jews were exiled from Spain and later Portugal and scattered throughout Europe and Latin America.

In order to help the descendants of these “Crypto Jews” research their roots, Genie has spent years scouring the world for any old documents, dissertations, books, and records. In total, she has travelled to Europe and other countries more than 50 times on her quest.

Now, for the first time, all of the information she has compiled will be freely searchable via JewishGen - including extensive background information in both English and Spanish.

We would like to thank Genie Milgrom for her incredible efforts, and for her generosity in contributing this extraordinarily valuable collection to JewishGen. 

The Genie Milgrom Crypto Jewish Collection can be searched by clicking here:https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cryptojews/ 


Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org 

 


David
 

<<< Anyone you know have Spanish/Portuguese Jewish background? >>>

Many of us do, and once that is determined it seems that everyone who does have this ancestry can trace the relationship to each other, often just through one marriage, but usually through two and occasionally need three marriages to make a family connection. (Not based on a scientific or mathematical analysis - just my experience.)

With me it as follows:-

Maternal grandmother's mother's family - paternal family name from there is VIEYRA

Maternal grandmother's father's mother's family - paternal family name from there is JUDA RODRIGUES

They were primarily from Amsterdam, but possibly also from Hamburg. Most came and lived in London during the 19th century, but a few family members came earlier according to Bevis Marks records. This is a typical pattern in many families.

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David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel