I made digital copies of all birth and death registers of the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel archives. In addition to that, I have put all of the documentation of marriages recorded by the the Emmanuels in their monumental volumes entitled History of the Jews of the Netherlands Antilles in my data base, as well as selected entries from the death catalogue taken from Precious Stones of the Jews of the Netherlands Antilles by Isaac S. Emmanuel. I visited the Berg Altena Jewish Cemetery and photographed most of the tombstonesand stored the photographs digitally.
At the Mongui Maduro Foundation, I digitized available family tree registers, as well as countless birth, wedding and anniversary announcements.
At the archives of S.E.L.Maduro & Sons I digitized key documents that offer insight into the business activities of Caribbean Sephardim.
I visited with descendants of the Salas, Curiel, and de Marchena families and received and digitized all the documentation from their personal archives. During this trip I also visited and digitized information of all related families at the National Archives in Santo Domingo as well as the cemeteries.
I met with the Salas, Alvares Correa and Cortissoz families in Barranquilla and spent time at the National Archives of that city. Once again, I digitized all the information photographed at these sites as well as photographs of all the tombstones at the Jewish cemeteries.
I received digitized information from a research trip taken to Coro by Diane M. Henriquez and Josette Capriles Goldish.
I received digitized information from a trip that Josette Capriles Goldish made to the St. Thomas Library, the Beracha V'Shalom Synagogue and Archives, and the Jewish cemetery.
Digitized Information from the Kol Shearith archives and the Jewish cemeteries in Panama.
Miami has been the meeting and reunion point for countless cousins who visit and with whom I enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee. Of course I bring along my iPad and camera.
Spent time with historian Maritza Corrales C. who offered much insight to Jewish life in Havana. I also visited the Patronato library and met with the presidents of 2 Jewish communities. I spent hours in the archives of Cementerio de Colon in Havana, looking for information about Sephardic relatives and acquaintances. I photographed the homes of Caribbean Sephardim who lived in Havana to enhance my understanding of the lives they led before the revolution.
In addition, my other sources include countless books on Sephardic families of the new world.
History of the Jews of the Netherlands Antilles by Isaac S. Emmanuel and Suzanne Emmanuel
Precious Stones of Curaçao by Isaac S. Emmanuel
The Jews of Coro, Venezuela by Isaac S. Emmanuel
The Sephardics of Curaçao by Frances P. Karner
Historie en Oude Families van de Nederlandse Antillen by DR. DS. A. J. C. Krafft
Curaçao by Dr. Johan Hartog
Het Verhaal der Maduro's by Dr. Johan Hartog
The Jews and St. Eustatius by Dr. J. Hartog
Committed to Excellence: Maduro & Curiel's Bank N.V., A Seventy -Five Year History
Trouwen in Mokum, Jewish Marriages in Amsterdam 1598-1811 by Dave Verdooner and Harmen Snel
Handleiding bij de index op de Ketuboth van de Portugees-Israelietische Gemeente te Amsterdam van 1650-1911 - compiled by D. Verdooner and H.J.W. Snel
American Jewish Archives - Sephardim in the Americas by Martin A. Cohen, Guest Editor (Spring/Summer,1992)
Engraved in the Palm of my Hands by Rene F. van Wijngaarden (Delvalle Genealogy)
The Alvares Correa Families of Curaçao and Brazil by H. M. Alvares Correa
Joshua Piza and His Descendants by Vida Lindo Guiterman
A. M. Chumaceiro Az. by Coomans, Coomans-Eustatia, Jesurun, Chumaceiro and van 't Leven
Roots of Our Future by Linda M. Rupert
Veranderend Curaçao by Coomans, Coomans-Eustatia, 't Leven, Capriles and Russel-Capriles
Familias Dominicanas by Carlos Larrazabal Blanco - consulted several volumes
Presencia Judia en Santo Domingo by Alfonso Lockward
The Dominican People 1850-1900 by H. Hoetink
Kol Shearith Israel 100 Años de vida Judia en Panama by Fidanque, de Lima, Sasso, Perkins and Melamed
Los Osorio Sefardíes, Rutas y Legado by Alberto Osorio Osorio
La Familia Fidanque: Cien Años en Panama by Nadhji Arjona
"5757" by Stanley Fidanque B.
El Registro Oculto, Los Sefardíes del Caribe en la formacion Colombiana 1813-1889 by Adelaida Sourdis Najera
Nuestras Gentes by Dino Manco Bermúdez and José Watnik Barón
Vidas Destacadas by Dino Manco Bermúdez and José Watnik Barón
Anotaciones para una Historia de Ciénega (Magdalena) by Ismael A. Correa Diaz Granados
La Comunidad Judia de Coro 1824-1900 Una Historia by Isidoro Aizenberg
Coro: fin de diaspora by Blanca de Lima
Through the Sands of Time, A History of the Jewish Community of St. Thomas, USVI by Judah M. Cohen
The Grandees (America's Sephardic Elite) by Stephen Birmingham
Americans of Jewish Descent by Malcolm H. Stern, compiler
The Grandees of New Jersey by Dr. Neil Rosenstein
Record of Birth and Circumcision 1840 - 1865 Journal by Moises Frois Ricardo
The Sephardim of England - Albert M. Hyamson
Biographisches Lexikon der Hamburger Sefarden - Michael Studemund-Halévy
The Jews of Jamaica, Tombstone Inscriptions 1663-1880 by R.D. Barnett and P. Wright
The Island of One People by Marilyn Delevante and Anthony Alberga
A short history of Isaac Alfred Ailion and his family by A. M. Olof
The de Jongh Family Journal by Alberto J. de Jongh Torres
The De Limas of Frederick Street by Arthur De Lima
The Sugar King of Havana by John Paul Rathbone
Los Propietarios de Cuba 1958 - Guillermo Jiménez
Countless manuscripts from the American Jewish Archives, Jossy Maduro Archives,
personal connections, interviews, e-mails and exchanges with fellow genealogists in particular, Rene F. Van Wijngaarden and Sita Likuski, Blanca Isabel de Lima and of course, the web.
To all those who directly or indirectly helped me along the way, my deepest gratitude for their time, valuable contributions, in particular to my dear cousin Josette Capriles Goldish who has been my mentor, my traveling companion and energized me along the way.
Masha Masha Danki!
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