Hispanic Local History and Genealogy in
the United States: Selected Titles at The Library of Congress
Abecassis, José Maria.
Genealogia hebraica: Portugal e Gibraltar, sécs.
XVII a XX. 5 vols. 1. edição. Lisboa: J.M. Abecassis
Distribuição, Livraria Ferin, 1990-1991. Ill.
LC call number: DS135 .P7 A37 1990
LC control number: 93172522
Contents: vol.1. Abeasis-Benhayon; vol. 2. Beniso-Fresco; vol.
3. Gabay-Serfaty; vol. 4. Seriqui-documentos; vol. 5. Indices
Los djudios de Espanya i Portugal en la filatelia mundial
= The Spanish and Portuguese Jews in the postage stamps. Mordehay
Arbell. [Mahad. 1.]. Jerusalem, Israel: La Semana Pub. Co, .
76 p. Col. ill.
LC call number: HE6183 .J4 A73 1988
LC control number: 89160859
Jews in Latin America. New York: J. David, .
xii, 303 p.
LC call number: F1419 .J4 B42
LC control number: 68025174
A general history of migration and the reasons for it. Chapters
treat single countries or islands and the Jewish immigrant experience
in each. Mentions names of prominent individuals, but is more
useful for locating contemporary and past Jewish communities all
over Central and South America and the Caribbean. The general
index includes names of individuals and congregations.
The grandees; America's Sephardic elite. [1st ed.].
New York: Harper & Row, . xiii, 368 p. Ill., fold. geneal.
LC call number: E184 .J5 B552 1971
LC control number: 70095942
La comunidad judía de Venezuela: síntesis
cronológica, 1610-1990, y referencias bibliográficas
para su estudio: crónicas sefardíes. Caracas:
Asociación Israelita de Venezuela Centro de Estudios Sefardíes
de Caracas, 1991. 247 p. Ill.
LC call number: F2349.S48 C37 1991
LC control number: 91230357
Presencia sefardí en la historia de Venezuela.
Prólogo, Santos Rodulfo Cortés. Caracas: Centro
de Estudios Sefardíes de Caracas, 1997. 194 p.
LC call number: F2349 .J48 C37 1997
LC control number: 97198368
Congreso Internacional de Investigadores sobre Judaísmo
Ensayos sobre judaísmo latinoamericano. Buenos
Aires, Argentina: Milá, 1990. 442 p.
LC call number: F1419 .J4 C66 1988b
LC control number: 91107025
Has 26 articles on subjects including Jews in Cuba, the first
Latin American Jewish community, Jews in Brazil, use of Judeo-Spanish
through the generations, the Egyptian-Sephardic community of Sao
Paulo, political engagements in Argentina and Uruguay, the link
between Israel and Argentine Jews, the Zionist movement in Brazil,
anti-Semitism in Cuba before and after Castro, the Carvajal family
in Mexico and the Inquisition, intellectual origins of anti-Semitism
in Argentina, etymologies of Ashkhenazi names in Argentina, the
preservation of the Jewish identity, a biography of Russian-born
Manuel Gleizer of Argentina, Jewish contributions to Argentine
filmmaking, an analysis of the writings of Marcos Aguinis, Latin
American literature in Israel, Jewish literature in Brazil, the
Jewish community in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the relationships between
Jews and Arabs, analysis of the play "Clipper" by Isaac Chocron
of Venezuela, the subject of the "wandering Jew" in the prose
of Brazilian writer Samuel Rawet. Extensive bibliographical notes.
Los sefarditas en Nuevo León: reminiscencias
en el folklore. 1. ed. Monterrey, N.L.: Gobierno del Estado de
Nuevo León, Secretaría de Administración,
Archivo General del Estado, 1987. 36 p. Ill., maps.
LC call number: F1316 .C8 no. 11
LC control number: 91141737
Elkin, Judith Laikin.
Jews of the Latin American republics. Chapel Hill:
University of North Carolina Press, 1980. xv, 298 p. Ill.
LC call number: F1419 .J4 E43
LC control number: 79017394
Overview of Jewish immigration from the 16th century to the present,
including Brazil. Studies contemporary communities, agriculture,
commerce, community life, and demography. Considers the situation
in each country, explains the difficult position in which Jews
were placed by the Inquisition and by local laws. This difficulty
often required that individuals or families take special measures
to assure their safety, and this in turn helps researchers, especially
genealogists, to search for documents where they might otherwise
not look. Extensive notes and a 21-page bibliography.
A time for planting: the first migration, 1654-1820.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. xvi, 188 p. Ill.
LC call number: E184 .J5 F3 1992
LC control number: 91045341
Fierman, Floyd S.
Roots and boots: from Crypto-Jew in New Spain to
community leader in the American Southwest. Hoboken: KTAV Pub.
House, 1987. xiii, 241 p.  p. of plates. Ill., maps, ports.
LC call number: F790 .J5 F55 1987
LC control number: 86027516
García de Proodian, Lucía.
Los judíos en América; sus actividades
en los Virreinatos de Nueva Castilla y Nueva Granada, s. XVII.
Madrid, 1966. xxii, 565 p. Facsims.
LC call number: F1419 .J4 G36
LC control number: 72242161
Sources consulted by the author appear in two indexes: the first
lists each document and the personal names that appear in it;
the second lists personal names and indicates in which documents
each name appears. Many family relationships are given. The book's
bibliography lists 145 related works in Spanish, French, and English.
The bibliographic worth of the book justifies its inclusion here.
However, the book's attribution of particular characteristics
to specific ethnic groups and its judgments of them are exceedingly
controversial and subjective. This book is included solely for
its bibliographic value.
The Jewish presence in Latin America. Edited by
Judith Laikin Elkin, and Gilbert W. Merkx. Boston: Allen &
Unwin, 1987. xi, 338 p.
LC call number: F1419 .J4 J49 1987
LC control number: 86026531
Articles by seventeen authors on pre-Nazi Sephardic immigration
to Argentina, Jewish roots in Brazil, Jewish refugees 1935-1938,
adaptation to new surroundings, demography of Latin American Jewry,
Zionism, education, mobility of Jews in Brazil, Jews in Argentina,
Jews in Costa Rica, capitalism and socialism, Jewish identity
and education in Argentina, Latin American-Jewish writers, overview
of the past, and prospects for the future. Bibliographical citations
only in footnotes.
Lacave, José Luis.
Juderías y sinagogas españolas. Madrid:
Editorial MAPFRE, 1992. 440 p. Ill.
LC call number: DS135 .S7 L33 1992
LC control number: 94177580
Liebman, Seymour B.
The inquisitors and the Jews in the New World: summaries
of procesos, 1500-1810: and bibliographical guide. Coral Gables,
Fla.: University of Miami Press,  1974. 224 p. Ill.
LC call number: F1419 .J4 L52 1975
LC control number: 72085110
A 33-page introduction explains the difficult position in which
the Inquisition placed Jews, converts from Judaism, and descendants
of converts in Spain and Portugal and in their American colonies.
It explains why aliases and false genealogies were sometimes used.
Pages 37-200 list persons accused of, or suspected of, Jewish
practices and gives one- to ten-line resumes of trials. Most entries
tell names of parents, place of birth, names of other relatives,
and sentence imposed, with full information on sources. The period
covered is 1500-1810, and includes the viceregencies of New Spain,
New Granada, Peru, and Río de la Plata. There follows a
3-page chronological list of autos da fe held in these jurisdictions.
A glossary explains terms unique to the prosecution of heretics.
El aporte judío al descubrimiento de América.
Buenos Aires: Congreso Judío Latinoamericano, rama del
Congreso Judío Mundial, 1974. 39 p.
LC call number: F1419 .J4 L56 1974
LC control number: 85195742
A 31-page history of Jewish contributions to the discovery and
exploration of America, 2-page list of outstanding individuals
giving American residence, year of arrival, and profession, and
a 3-page list of Spanish and Portuguese surnames most used by
Jewish families. Bibliography.
Marcus, Jacob Rader.
The colonial American Jew, 1492-1776. 3 vols. Detroit:
Wayne State University Press, 1970. Ill., ports., bibliographic
LC call number: E184 .J5 M215 1970
LC control number: 69015467
A classic that encompasses all aspects of daily and intellectual
life. The master index in vol. 3 lists an entire column of page
references for "immigration," half a column for "Sephardim," as
well as entries for individuals and family names.
The end of days: a story of tolerance, tyranny,
and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus
Books, 1995. 327 p. Ill., 4 p. of plates, maps.
LC call number: DS135 .S7 P34 1995
LC control number: 95024016
An explanation of the persecution visited upon Spanish Jews and
upon their descendants--even after they converted to Catholicism.
The reader will understand why many families of Jewish descent
settled in northern Mexico (now called Texas, New Mexico and Arizona),
where the Spanish church's ferocity was least often felt. This
book explains events leading up to the expulsion of Jews from
Spain and Portugal, their dispersal to North Africa and the Middle
East and to France, the Low Countries and England. Many families
of Spanish or Portuguese descent who have stories, passed on by
older generations, that they were once Jewish may find that Erna
Paris's book casts light on these traditions. A new movement has
arisen among descendants of these Jews converted by the sword:
many are re-converting to Judaism. They call themselves "anusim,"
and a search of this term on the Internet will bring up sites
related to the movement.
The Portuguese Jewish community in London, 1656-1830.
London: Jewish Museum, 1992. ii, 30 p. Ill. (some col.), map.
LC call number: DS135 .E55 L6646 1992
LC control number: 97214940
Saban, Mario Javier.
Judíos conversos. 3 vols. to date. Buenos
Aires, República Argentina: Editorial Distal, 1990-1993.
LC call number: F3001.9 .J5 S23 1990
LC control number: 90162033
Comunidades judías en Latinoamérica.
Buenos Aires: [American Jewish Committee], 1952. 179 p.
LC call number: F1419 .J4 S45
LC control number: 55017748
Outline of Jewish immigration and settlement in each Latin American
country, including Brazil, from the 1930s forward. The differences
between Jewish communities of the various countries are described,
communities are analyzed statistically by profession and place
of origin. Institutions founded by these communities are described.
Provides few names of individuals.
The Sephardic Jewish community of Los Angeles. New
York: Arno Press, 1980, 1977. 417 p. Ill.
LC call number: BM225 .L6 S73 1980
LC control number: 80000734
Zur Mühlen, Patrik von.
Fluchtziel Lateinamerika: Die deutsche Emigration
1933-1945: politische Aktivitäten und soziokulturelle Integration.
Bonn: Verlag Neue Gesellschaft, 1988. 335 p.
LC call number: F1419 .G3 Z84 1988
LC control number: 88209692
Covers 1933 to 1945 and studies the 80,000 persons who fled Germany
to Latin America in order to escape Nazi persecution. A map shows
the principal centers of settlement in Central and South America.
Describes living conditions of settlers, aid given or not given,
Jewish organizations founded, their cultural contributions, their
relations with the various governments and political movements,
postwar return of some to Europe, compensation paid by Germany.
The name index includes refugees' aliases and refers the researcher
to their real names. Extensive bibliography.