Sephardic Genealogical Society

The Sephardic Genealogical Society exists to encourage and support research into Iberian Sephardic ancestry. Sephardic genealogy overlaps with other Jewish genealogies, as well as those of Spain, Portugal, the Mediterranean and Atlantic worlds.

The Sephardic Genealogical Society is an associate member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.


The Sephardic Genealogical Society seeks to:

  • Encourage people with Sephardic origins to research their family histories.

  • Provide free educational resources on Sephardic history and genealogy.

  • Support the highest possible research and ethical standards.

  • Encourage the preservation of historic archives relevant to Sephardic history.

  • Build bridges to those in related fields of study.

  • Offer a distinctive Sephardic voice within the world of Jewish genealogy.

  • Offer a Jewish voice in the worlds of Iberian, Mediterranean and Atlantic genealogy.

Sephardic World

We are supported by Sephardic World, who host free weekly online speakers on Sephardic genealogy and history. You can join the mailing list here. You can watch recorded videos here. You can provide financial support here.


We urgently seek funds to digitize at-risk genealogical records and to record tombstones in certain Arab countries. We also need funds to support digitization projects in Curacao, Israel, Germany and the United States. If you can help, please contact us at the email address below.

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