There are a number of important historical documents for proof of sephardic descent and that are available for research! Here’s a list of them:
Here it is important to kick back to the fullest in your ancestry. It’s time to put together the certificates of your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. That’s no seven-headed animal. Here are the documents that can be used:
1. Records of birth/baptisms;
2. Records death;
3. Records wedding:
Important: the marriage certificate of your grandparents also brings the records of their great-grandparents. That is, it already makes it easier! – No absence of certificates, ask the older people in the family the place of birth, marriage or death of their grandparents or great-grandparents. Knowing this, you can consult the registry rooms in these regions.
4. On the site www.familysearch.org
This site is the main tool for those who want to make their own genealogy. Start exploring it!
5. Bibliographies As:
- Available online, written by J.V. Borges da Fonseca, in the second half of the eighteenth century, with several families from Pernambuco, and some from other locations such as Ceará, Paraíba and Sergipe);
- Magazines of the Historical Institutes: with several articles, and some of them dealing with genealogies of various families.
- Among many other sources, such as The Sobralense Chronology of Padre Sadoc, a mandatory book for those who have roots in the city of Sobral (CE).
- Academic articles, dissertations and theses already published.
The sources of research to prove the connection with sephardics are many and you can discover others as you progress in your searches. Success!