The Jeff Malka Sephardic Collection
Jewish Records in 15th Century Seville
Klaus Wagner (1937-2005), noted medevialist and professor at the Facultad de Filologia of the Universidad de Sevilla, published in 1978 a magnificent but little known book entitled Regesto de documentosd del Archivo de Protocolos de Sevilla referentes a judios y moros. In this publication he extracted and transcribed a number of excerpts from 15th century archival documents in Seville that mention Jews, conversos, and Moors. This extremely important and useful work is unfortunately not well known among genealogists and essentially unavailable in the United States.
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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