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Sephardi Genealogical and Historical Review and Society
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Website created in August 1998
Last update = March 2, 2008
Ø The Review ETSI (Éditions du Divit) : Last issue | Table of contents of the Review | General Index of the Review
Ø The Society ETSI : Researchs of Etsi members : Names | Historical Subjects
Ø Sources and archives :
Index to books and reviews concerned by Sephardi Genealogy and History
Archives records : Turkey | Egypt
Ø Subscription and membership form
"Etsi" (my tree, in Hebrew) is the first Sephardi Genealogical and Historical Society, founded in 1998 in Paris by: Mrs Laurence Abensur-Hazan, Anne-Marie Rychner-Faraggi, Lucette Marques-Toledano, Mr Sidney Pimienta, Jimmy Pimienta, Philip Abensur, Claude Missistrano
The purpose of "Etsi" is to help people interested in Jewish Genealogical and Historical Research in the Sephardi World. "Etsi"'s field of study covers the Ottoman Empire (Turkey, Greece, Palestine, Syria, Libya, Egypt...), North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia), Spain, Portugal, Italy and Gibraltar. The study of every Sephardi community or family who lived in other regions is equally within the society's aim.
The objective of the founders is to create an international exchange forum for genealogists and historians interested in research into the Sephardi world.
"Etsi" supports and encourages all research work on Sephardi Genealogy and History, especially archives records, cemeteries records, ketubbot (Jewish marriage contracts) and circumcisions registers inventories.
The quarterly review "Etsi" is the main source of information about Sephardi genealogy and history.
You will find there:
- Genealogical and Historical articles
- Description of previously unpublished sources
- An exchange forum based on short family histories
- Detailed bibliographies on specific subjects
- Information about books and reviews recently published on the subject
- Information on events dedicated to Sephardi Genealogy and History
- Summary in Judeo-Spanish language
- Index to names and places mentioned in each issue
The articles of the review Etsi are written in French or in English, with large summaries in the other language.
Other main sources
Jewish Moroccan Heritage Museum and Library, by Paul Dahan
General information on Sephardi Genealogy, by Jeff Malka
General research on Sephardi names, by Harry Stein
Databases for Sephardi genealogy, by the FASSAC (Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture)
Jews of Egypt websites: Society of the Jews originating from Egypt | "Nebi Daniel" society devoted to the Jews of Alexandria
We hope that every searcher could find in the review as well as within the society "Etsi" information to begin or deepen her/his Sephardi genealogy and participate in the knowledge of the history of the Sephardi world.
For more information, please contact Etsi
Membership & Subscription Form
© Philip Abensur, for Etsi, Paris, 1998-2008