A Search for Jewish Roots
Genie Milgrom will discuss her unparalleled genealogy work to document her unbroken maternal lineage going back as far as 1480 to Pre-Inquisition Spain and Portugal.
Born in Havana, Cuba, into a Roman Catholic family of Spanish Ancestry, she was always interested in her family genealogy, but when she learned of the possibility of having Converso Jewish roots, her search for the truth about her family’s past took on a deeper significance.
Genie is the past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami and president of both the Tarbut Sefarad-Fermoselle in Spain and the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies at Colorado State University in Colorado Springs. The author of “My 15 Grandmothers” and “How I Found My 15 Grandmothers, A Step By Step Guide,” which have won the 2015 Latin Author Book awards, she was also was awarded the State of Florida Genealogy Award for her outstanding achievements and advances in the pioneer work she has done in genealogy.