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Jewish Genealogical Society meeting Sunday Feb. 21 at 2 PM

From the Spanish Inquisition to the Present: A Search for Jewish Roots, presented by Genie Milgrom Genie Milgrom will discuss her unparalleled work of genealogy, documenting an unbroken maternal lineage back to 1480in Pre-Inquisition Spain and Portugal. Born in Havana, Cuba, to a Roman Catholic family of Spanish ancestry, Genie wasalways interested in her family genealogy, but when she learned of the possibility of…

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Spaniolischer Jude (Jew from Spain), etching print on a postcardFrom the E.M. Lilien Collection. AR 1944Collection of the Leo Baeck Institute “The Sephardim Are Coming, the Sephardim Are Coming!” By: J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S., Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Specialist, Center for Jewish History More than 500 years ago, on July 30th of 1492, Jews residing in Spain—numbering approximately 200,000—were expelled from their homes. This event…

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