Useful Links


Sephardic World on YouTube.

Sephardic Genealogy has links to the most important Sephardic genealogical resources and archives.

The Sephardic Diaspora is a Facebook group for Sephardic genealogists.

A Nação Hebraica are using AI to transcribe early modern Portuguese-language manuscript.

Related Jewish Genealogical Associations

Cercle de Généalogie Juive is the French Jewish genealogy association. They are especially strong on Mediterranean Jewish genealogy.

JGSGB is the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain. They have a Dutch & Sephardic special interest group and an excellent Jewish genealogy library.

Israel Genealogy Research Association has an interest in Sephardic family history.

Other Jewish Genealogy

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies hosts annual conferences on Jewish genealogy. 

JewishGen hosts databases and discussion groups. Mainly Ashkenazi, but they are now host content from the former SephardicGen website.

Avotaynu DNA Study researches the genetic history of the Jewish people.

Avotaynu published books of Jewish genealogical interest.

Jewish Genealogy Portal is the main generalist Facebook group for Jewish genealogy.

International Jewish Cemetery Project

Western Sephardic Tradition

S&P Central has links to multiple Western Sephardic resources.

Preserving Sephardi Judaism for the Future - A bibliography of the publications of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews and other Sephardim

The Foundation for the Preservation of the Western Sephardic Tradition - Facebook group

London Sephardic Music - A site of Rabbi Jonathan Cohen highlighting the liturgical music of the London congregation. Links to other Western Sephardic liturgical music sites.

The Habura is an online Beth Midrash (religious school) within the Portuguese/Western Sephardic tradition.

Other Sites and Groups of Interest

eSeferad hosts Spanish-language meetings of Sephardic interest, sometimes including genealogy.

Bibliotheca Sefarad has a library of digitised documents.

Nation Between Empires is a superb project at the University of Lisbon. 

Fleurs de l'Orient is an excellent resource for Eastern Sephardic genealogy.

S&P Sephardi Community of London

Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America

American Sephardi Federation 

Sephardic U 

Shiviti - Rabbi Yonatan Halevy

Rabbi Marc Angel - Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals

Sephardic Heritage International DC

HARIF - Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa


L'Institut Européen du Monde Séfarade (INSSEF)