"Etsi" (my tree, in Hebrew) is the first Sephardi Genealogical and Historical Society, founded in 1998 in Paris by: Mrs Laurence Abensur-Hazan, Anne-Marie Rychner-Faraggi, Lucette Marques-Toledano, Mr Sidney Pimienta, Jimmy Pimienta, Philip Abensur, Claude Missistrano
The purpose of "Etsi" is to help people interested in Jewish Genealogical and Historical Research in the Sephardi World. "Etsi"'s field of study covers the Ottoman Empire (Turkey, Greece, Palestine, Syria, Libya, Egypt...), North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia), Spain, Portugal, Italy and Gibraltar. The study of every Sephardi community or family who lived in other regions is equally within the society's aim.
The objective of the founders is to create an international exchange forum for genealogists and historians interested in research into the Sephardi world.
"Etsi" supports and encourages all research work on Sephardi Genealogy and History, especially archives records, cemeteries records, ketubbot (Jewish marriage contracts) and circumcisions registers inventories.
The quarterly review "Etsi" is the main source of information about Sephardi genealogy and history.
You will find there:
Genealogical and Historical articles
Description of previously unpublished sources
An exchange forum based on short family histories
Detailed bibliographies on specific subjects
Information about books and reviews recently published on the subject
Information on events dedicated to Sephardi Genealogy and History
Summary in Judeo-Spanish language
Index to names and places mentioned in each issue
The articles of the review Etsi are written in French or in English, with large summaries in the other language.
We hope that every searcher could find in the review as well as within the society "Etsi" information to begin or deepen her/his Sephardi genealogy and participate in the knowledge of the history of the Sephardi world.