Genealogy Projects tagged with Portuguese on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Jews of Savannah, Georgia

    by B. H. Levy & Rabbi Arnold Mark Belzer Congregation Mickve Israel was founded by 42 Jews who arrived in Savannah, in the new colony of Georgia, on July 11, 1733. Having left London, England, five months earlier, the brave band of mostly Portuguese Jews and two German Jewish families sought freedom and opportunity in the New World. The first communal act upon landing in Savannah was the in...

  • "Mokum" - Wondrous Jewish Amsterdam

    In Dutch, the city of Amsterdam is often called Mokum . It was given this name by Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe who sought refuge there, starting in the 17th century. Rembrandt's Jews Had Rembrandt moved into any other neighborhood of the city, he would have been surrounded by neighbors with such names as de Witt, Graaf, Van den Berg, and Janszoon. As it was, the occupants of the hou...