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Sephardic Family Trees Cleanup Taskforce

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  • Rabbi Moses Raphael D'Aguilar, Chacham of Maurícia - Recife and Amsterdam (c.1611 - 1679)
    Moses Raphael de Aguilar (c. 1611- 15 December 1679) was a Sephardic-Dutch Rabbi, Hebrew Grammatician and scholar, who wrote some 20 books on a series of talmudic and Hebrew language topics. He was als...
  • Antonio Rodrigues Pereira (c.1575 - d.)
    •The family crest above is of Spanish origin. •Pereira is the Portuguese word for pear tree. •The surname Pereira comes from the place name Pereira, which was situated near the river Ave, in the distri...
  • Pedro de Palacios (1510 - d.)
    2016.12.28: * At least one author of a Brill article (D Gershon Lewental) was very upset to see these articles copied and pasted into Pallache family profiles: may I suggest that we remove them?* Alter...
  • Moses Musaphia (c.1579 - 1643)
    Important Notes from the source of information linking Moses as the son of Felipe and Gracia - >These earliest recorded members of the Musaphia family above have been assumed to be siblings and have be...

After over two decades of information being published on the internet, it has become very common for published inaccuracies and falsehoods within genealogy to be so overly copied that many well meaning genealogists interpret these as fact. Geni being the biggest crowd-sourced tree on the internet many published inaccuracies and falsehoods have made their way onto the Geni tree, especially in reference to Sephardic families.

The main goal of this group is to clean-up the trees of Sephardic families which stem from the misinformation being copied from other websites and work to get those websites corrected as well.


  • Identify inaccuracies within Sephardic trees
  • Identify the source of the inaccuracies and try to get the information fixed at the source
  • Fix inaccuracies on Geni
  • Supply sources and documentation for all corrections

Beth Haim Records

The records for the Beth Haim cemetery (database here) were compiled using the Amsterdam Archives (available here) but have many errors throughout them. Please add any profiles with a Beth Haim cemetery card with incorrect information to this project and supply documentation with correct information if available.

Beth Haim records often list the date of burial (Begraaven) but don't always list the date of death (Overlijden). A common misconception with these records by non-Dutch speakers is to use the burial date as the death date, which were often about 2 days apart.

Belmont-Belmonte Family

The Belmont-Belmonte Families are multiple branches, believed to be connected in some way, but many with unproven links. A book called The Belmont-Belmonte Family by Richard J H Gotthiel is considered one of the foremost Genealogies on these families. This project seeks to clean-up this family. Full Text of The Belmont-Belmonte Family from Archive.Org