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Re: Looking for background
Posted by: Phillip Applebaum (ID *****0871) Date: May 12, 2010 at 14:53:16
In Reply to: Looking for background by Rebecca Cardinal of 6356

Rebecca, although the name, Cardinal, seems unlikely as a Jewish surname, one researcher believes it has links to the Jews of Toledo, Spain. Look here: For general information about Iberian Jewry (i.e. Sephardic or Sefardic Jews), try these web sites: Family Tree DNA has a group project for gentiles who believe they are descended from Sephardic Jews: join.aspx?code=R61894&Group=Anousim If you think your Jewish ancestors may have tried to pass as Christians so as to avoid persecution, and thus acquired the identity of Anusim (or Anousim, a Hebrew word meaning "those who were forced [to convert]")and wish to reconnect with your Jewish roots or even re-aquire a Jewish identity, look here:

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