My interest in genealogy was passed on to me by my mother when she started seaching for her ancestors. After participating as the "official" family genealogist for the first Salas family reunion in 1999, I was hooked.
For the past 14 years I been working on tracing the descendants of the first 12 families of Sephardic Jews of Curaçao who landed on the island in 1651. I have entered into a digital database all the birth, death and wedding dates, as well as relevant data of our ancestors and their descendants.
This has included research in the national archives of several countries as well as documents and registers of synagogues, churches, temples, cemeteries and libraries in Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Cuba, Panama, St. Thomas and Miami.