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The Jeff Malka Sephardic Collection

Poor Sephardic Orphans and Spinsters
who received a dowry from the congregation

Vibeke Sealtiël Olsen extracted a list of names from archive no. PA334-1181 in the Amsterdam city archives (Stadsarchief Amsterdam). This database is an index of Dotar, an organization that provided dowries for poor Sephardic girls (Pautas) through the means of a lottery. The girls were assigned as "poor" by one of their relatives, brother, uncle, nephew etc. The "grau" (degree) shows the degree of their relationship. The list was prepared by: Vibeke Sealtiel Olsen.


We acknowledge the tremendous contributions and lifelong dedication of Mathilde Tagger, z"l who made this index available. For many years, and right until her untimely death, Mathilde Tagger was a very close friend and collaborator with Jeff Malka. Together they worked to promote Sephardic genealogy research and educate the public about its enormous potential.

In addition, we express our grateful appreciation to Dr. Jeff Malka for his monumental ongoing effort to collect and make accessible Sephardic genealogical information, and for his generosity in contributing his extraordinarily valuable collection to JewishGen.

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