The Portuguese Inquisition, which lasted from 1536 to 1861, conditioned the lives of countless Jews who were forced to change the course of their destiny, as their religious belief was not welcomed. Many Portuguese who followed the Jewish religion sought to remake their dreams and ambitions in Brazilian lands. With them, they carried their surname, which spread across the states of Brazil, and several became patriarchs of regions. They had descendants and it is estimated that at least 30% of the Brazilian population has links to Sephardic Jews.
Today, many are interested in knowing whether their roots are linked to this part of history. Want to find out if this is your case? Espelho do Passado, through the Jewish Genealogy Group, researches Sephardic ancestry and prepares the genealogical report.
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