The following resources have been supplied by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Washington State which meets regularly on Mercer Island, the second Monday of every month. Contact Lyn for more information.

The only Jewish Genealogy Blog:


Many references to Rhodes are found in resources for Greece

 Jeff Malka’s Sephardic Resources Pages



By country:


General Sephardic resources





Sephardic resources

              Name Index: Osmanli ve Turk Yahudileri, Yusuf Besalel of the newest and best books (1999) dealing with Jews in Istanbul, focusing on individual persons and families, with a major  portion devoted to biographical information. Turkey

            Descriptions and information on many Turkish Jewish cemeteries with more links

 Greece (including Rhodes):

 International Sephardic Leadership Council


Istanbul Jewish Genealogy Project: Professor Dan Kazez (Wittenberg University, OH) created the Istanbul Jewish Genealogy Project, and organized dozens of volunteers who typed and proofed thousands of records of the Turkish, Ashkenazi and Italian Congregations, as well as thousands of burial records from the various communities.


   Jewish Web Index – many resources, many categories

            “Ashkenazi Jews and a 100-year-old synagogue in Yuksekkaldirim”

            Turkish National Archives (English):

            National Archives - Ankara:


Sephardic House: many books, specialized lists

Institute for Researching and Promoting Sephardic History and Culture


 ETSI – Sephardi Genealogical and Historical Society


 Jewish Community of Turkey


 Fleurs de l’Orient – Genealogy database of major Ottoman families – Alain Farhi

   – thousands of names from many resources, active discussion group


 American Sephardi Federation – many relevant periodicals


 European Sephardic Institute – varied resources, including Los Muestros

 Rhodes Jewish Museum – Aron Hasson


Cemetery: Inscriptions, Photographs

 List of people born on Rhodes – 41 page list with birthdate, spouse, immigration