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Sephardic Origins And Familial Transformations in the Spanish Extremadura
Some the characteristics of the Sephardic Extremaduran Genealogical Database include:
- 924 individuals,
- 123 families/surnames,
- Earliest date for an individual is 1153 C.E. (common era) and the latest is 1706 C.E.,
- 3,503 recorded life “events” – for example “living” in a particular village,
- 50 place locations,
- 28 primary and secondary sources, and
- 1,202 individual citations recorded.
Research Methods and Sources
Dr. Martínez conducted original research in Spain for this project, as well as employed three undergraduate students in the preparation of the database. Dr. Martínez wishes to acknowledge the important efforts of the following University of Colorado-Colorado Springs students: Ms. Kim Sweetwood, Mr. Andrew Roome, and Ms. Kelcey Vogel. The three primary methods of conducting research for this project included: Onsite review of manuscripts and documents in local municipal, ecclesiastical, and national archives in Spain,
- Electronic review of the Spanish Ministry of Educacion, Culture, and Sports online search tool for national and state archives (known as the Portal de Archivos Españoles, or PARES, http://pares.mcu.es/), and
- Textual review of printed primary and secondary sources.
Due to reduced funding for the project, as well as Dr. Martínez being denied access to cathedral archives in Plasencia (Spain) and Coria (Spain) because of church staffing limitations, project research and findings were scaled back. However, the delivered database (17 June 2014) included over 900 persons of Jewish and converso status. In limited cases, Christians closely-associated with Jewish and converso persons were included in the database as well.
Via the the Portal de Archivos Españoles, the following archives were consulted: Archivo General Simancas (AGS) – Valladolid, Archivo del Duque de Alba, Archivo de la Real Chancilleria de Valladolid, Archivo Historico Nacional (Madrid), and Archivo Historico Nacional-Sección Nobleza (Toledo). Dr. Martinez consulted multiple printed primary and secondary sources as well.
NOTE: The following 3 files (Nos. 3-5) all contain the same database information, in different applications.
3) Internet-based version of the Sephardic Extremaduran Genealogical Database, searchable by subject.
The following 2 files require genealogical software. If you do not have such software on your computer, you may download a free trial version of RootsMagic Software before attempting to open the files.