This Sunday: Q&A with Senior Archivist at the Amsterdam City Archives #announcements #sephardic


Q&A with Harmen Snel, Senior Archivist at the Amsterdam City Archives

Harmen Snel of the Amsterdam City Archives is a well-known figure in the
world of Sephardic genealogy. Two years ago he joined Sephardic World to
discuss the Amsterdam notarial archives ( This
week he returns to answer our questions about sources in the archives,
including those not published by the Portuguese-Jewish community. You can
share questions in advance on the Patreon page, or live at the meeting.

Harmen Snel has worked at the Amsterdam City Archives since 1981, now as
senior archivist Public Services. As well as Jews, he is an expert on
travellers, artists, criminals, and other non-mainstream groups. With the
late Dave Verdooner, he published Trouwen in Mokum/Jewish marriages in
Amsterdam (containing all Amsterdam Jewish marriages 1598-1811), the
Registro (containing indexes on all Sephardic ketuboth in Amsterdam
1672-1912). With Jits van Straten, among others, he published books about
Jewish first names and family names in Amsterdam. Harmen has also published
about Jewish teachers, midwives and sailors of the Dutch East India Company.

This meeting is on Sunday 13 November 2022 at 11am in LA, 2pm NYC, 7pm
London, 8pm Paris/Amsterdam and 9pm Jerusalem. Patrons can join us on Zoom.
The link is shared at our Patreon page at:
Everyone else is invited to join us for free

Best wishes,

David Mendoza
President, Sephardic Genealogical Society