Resources mentioned in the SephardicGen Collection that will become part of the IGRA Collection     

 

Acknowledgement:
Almost all the databases below were provided to SephardicGen by Mathilde Tagger.
They are the result of many years of careful dedicated work and we all bear an enormous debt of gratitude to Mathilde Tagger.

  • CISSConsolidated Index of Sephardic Surnames, from the Sephardic Databases on this website170,000+ Name index compiled by Jeffrey Malka. Includes all the names from the databases listed below.
Separdic Names
  • Sephardic Names Archived namelist with sources from Sephardim.com website that is no longer on the web. 
  • Jewish Surnames in North Africa Over 12,000 surnames. Based on the onomastic studies of Maurice Eisenbeth, Abraham Laredo, Paul Sebag, Jacques Taieb, and Joseph Toledano.
  • Jewish Surnames in the Balkans 5,372 surnames. Based on several onomastic studies.
  • Sephardic Surnames of Northern European Communities 2,721 surnames. Based on several sources.
  • Sephardic Surnames of the Caribbean Communities1,335 surnames. Based on several sources.
  • Sephardic Surnames of the Portuguese Isles126 surnames. Based on several sources.
  • Sephardic Given Names   by Mathilde Tagger1,484 Given Names in the Sephardic diaspora with their meanings and dimimutives.
  • Sephardic Surnames from a number of Jewish Sephardic sources    by Jeffrey Malka
  • Sephardic Family Trees   Links to Sephardic Family Websites by Jeffrey Malka
  • Les Fleurs de l’Orient   (Link off-site)  Sephardi families from the Ottoman Empire and Middle-East, 200,000 individuals (not all Sephardim) by Alain Farhi
  • Sepharades et Barbaresques    by Lionel LeviSephardic Studies   Contains a number of name lists

Gazetteer
Gazetteer of Localities with Jewish Communities in the Sephardic Diaspora 

Databases by Country

Algeria

  • Annotated Index of Rabbi Isaac Bloch book (Paris, 1888)   
  • Algerian cemeteries – Click on registres.  (Link off-site) 
  • Archives Nationales d’outre mer (contains some Algerian civil records) 
  • Jews from Algeria Deported from France in WWII
  • Ketubot Sépharades d’Algérie 
  • La voix d’Israël
  • Malkhei Yeshurun. Jerusalem, 2000 
  • Old Cemeteries of Algiers: Tombstone Inscriptions 
  • Oran (1914-1923) – Name Index
  • Philippeville cemetery – Click on “Inhumations” for burials data (names, dates, etc.) 
  • Rabbis of Algeria Database Annotated Index of Eliahu R. Marciano. 
  • Voters List in Constantine (Algeria) and its District in 1880 

Argentina

  • Ashkenazi-Sephardi marriages in Argentina – Jewish Genealogy
  • Buenas Aires Avellaneda Cemetery 

Austria

Bulgaria

  • Bulgarian Jewish Casualties in Balkan Wars and WW1 
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  • Bulgarian Jews Deported to Bergen Belsen
  • Bulgarian Jews from France exterminated in Concentration Camps
  • Bulgarian Surnames – A Dictionary 
  • Bulgaria’s Chief Rabbis    
  • Burials in Shumen Cemetery 
  • Index of Arditti: Prominent Jews of Bulgaria in the 19th & 20th Centuries  (Enlarged  version)
  • Jewish Bulgarian Partisans   by Michael L. Hoffman, Ph.D. 
  • Jews from Bulgaria Deported from France in WWII   
  • Memorial Plaques in Synagogues of Bulgaria   
  • Russe (Rutschuk) Wedding Register (1889-1929)   
  • The 1919 Directory of the Kingdom of Bulgaria   

Egypt

  • Egyptian Jews from France exterminated in Concentration Camps
  • Jews from Egypt Deported from France in WWII    
  • Les Juifs d’Egypte des origines a nos jours. Cairo, 1938.   Annotated Index.   
  • Marriage Authorizations by Alexandria rabbinate 1934-35   (Link off-site)  
  • Prominent Jews in Egypt (1942-1943)  (Annuaire des Juifs d’Egypte 1942 & 1943) Fargeon, Maurice.   
  • Sephardic Surnames in the Ottoman Empire 
  • 1840 Montefiore Alexandria Census      

Eretz Israel (Land of Israel)

  • Montefiore 1839-1875 Censuses of Eretz Yisrael   
  • Gaon, Moshe David. [Oriental Jews in Eretz Yisrael, Jerusalem, 1938 Annotated Index Compiled by Mathilde Tagger  
  • Sephardic Chief Rabbis in Erets Yisrael for the Period 1665-2007 by Mathilde Tagger  
  • Sephardim in Helkat Mehokek: the Mount of Olives   
  • Sephardic Ketubot from Israel Index of Family Trees in the JNUL archives   (Link off-site)   
  • Sephardim from Eretz Israel Deported to Bergen Belsen

France    

  • Sephardic Ketubot from France

Germany   

  • Sephardic Ketubot from Germany

Gibraltar

Great Britain

Greece

India

Iraq

  • Jews of Iraq deported from France during WWII

Italy 

Lebanon

  • Beirut Jewish Cemetery Database compiled by Nagi Georges Zeidan    
  • Jews from Lebanon Deported from France in WWII   Montefiore 1839 Census of Eretz Yisrael  (Jews of Sidon (Saida) in Lebanon were counted in the Montefiore 1839 Census)Database compiled by Mathilde Tagger and Rose Feldman   
  • Jewish Surnames in Lebanon    
  • Sephardic Ketubot from Lebanon    
  • Sephardic Surnames in the Ottoman Empire    

Libya

  • Jewish Victims of Libyan Riots in 1945, 1948, and 1967    
  • Libyan Jews deported from France during WWII    
  • Libyan Jews Deported to Bergen Belsen    
  • Sephardic Ketubot from Libya

Morocco

Netherlands

Portugal

Romania

  • Craiova War Memorial for Jews who perished in 1913, 1916-19.   
  • The Sephardi Jews in Romania’s economic life 

Spain

  • Jewish names extracted from Hispania Judaica v.1: Regne, History of the Jews in Aragon    
  • Jewish names extracted from Hispania Judaica v.4: Leroy, Jews of Navarre 
  • Jewish names extracted from Hispania Judaica v.6: Assis, Jews of Santa Coloma de Queralt    
  • Jewish names extracted from Hispania Judaica v.8: Castellon, Burriana, Villareal  
    Jewish names extracted from Hispania Judaica v.9: Valencia 
  • Jewish names extracted from Hispania Judaica v.11:    
  • Jewish Records in 15th Century Seville Archives    
  • Jewish Surnames from the Periodical Sefarad 1941-2007  
  • Medieval Jewish Surnames That Survived in the Sephardic Diaspora
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  • Medieval Ketubot   
  • Search  Ancient Toledo Tombstone Inscriptions  
  • Sephardic Ketubot from Spain   
  • Sephardic Origins and Transformations in the Spanish Extremadura: Project Synopsis and Database User Guide.    by Roger L Martinez-Davila   Download database and instructions at above link or here. 

Syria

  • Aleppo Brit Milah (Circumcision) Database, 1868-1945 
  • Jews from Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, and Syria Deported from France in WWII
  • Tombstone Inscriptions of Aleppo Rabbis 
  • Rabbis buried in Damascus 5410 – 5693 (1650 – 1933 C.E.)
  • Sephardic Ketubot from Syria (170 persons)
  • Sephardic Surnames in the Ottoman Empire 

Tunisia

  • Jews from Tunisia Deported from France in WWII
  • Tunisian Jews from France exterminated in Concentration Camps
  • Jewish Martyrs who Perished in Nazi Forced Labor Camps 
  • Tunisian Rabbis 
  • Inscriptions in Tunis Old Cemetery (Arditti) 
  • Sephardic Ketubot from Tunisia

Turkey
(see also Austria section) 

  • Jews from Turkey Deported from France in WWII
  • Turkish Jews from France exterminated in Concentration Camps
  • Chief Rabbis of Turkey: 1454-2007
  • Rabbis buried in Izmir 5300 – 5620 (1540 – 1860 C.E.)
  • Galante, A. [History of the Jews of Turkey]. Istanbul, 1941. 9v.    Annotated index of the first four volumes
  • Turkish Jews deported to Bergen Belsen
  • Sephardic Ketubot from Turkey
  • Sephardic Surnames in the Ottoman Empire 
  • Istanbul Rabbinate Jewish Records (Marriage and Burial)   (Link off-site)35,000 Name Database Transcribed and Compiled by Dan Kazez and Volunteers
  • Civil Records of the Jews of Tire, Turkey   (Link off-site)7,200 individual records from 1800s to 1960s plus images, etc.

Venezuela

(ex) Yugoslavia

  • Yugoslavian Jews Deported to Bergen Belsen 
  • Index of Jews of Monastir (Bitola) who perished in Treblinka Death Camp in March 1943. 
  • Census of Jewish Family Heads In Beograd, Serbia in 1856
  • Sephardic Ketubot from Croatia
  • Sephardic Ketubot from Kosovo 
  • Sephardic Ketubot from Macedonia
  • Sephardic Ketubot from Serbia

General Databases Off-site