Genealogist shares search for Crypto-Jewish ancestors


Touro Synagogue Foundation announces the second event of its 2024 Judah Touro Program Series. Genealogist Genie Milgrom will present a Zoom program on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. Milgrom will share the story of her journey as she crossed the globe in search of her Crypto-Jewish ancestors. She can fully document an unbroken maternal lineage of 22 generations, going back as far as 1405, before the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal.

Milgrom was born to a Roman Catholic family of Spanish ancestry in Havana, Cuba. She has written several award-winning books, “My 15 Grandmothers,” “How I Found My 15 Grandmothers, A Step By Step Guide” and her latest book, “Pyre to Fire.” She is the president of Tarbut Sefarad-Fermoselle in Spain and past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami and the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies. She has spoken at the Knesset in Israel and throughout the world about Jews returning from the Inquisition.

There is no fee to attend, but reservations are required. Click here to register.

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