06 October 2007

Oregon: Columbus' mapmaker, October 10

If you are near Eugene, Oregon mid-week, the Jewish Genealogical Society of Willamette Valley is presenting a program that I wish I could attend.

The meeting is at 7.30pm Wednesday, October 10.

Leona Maltz will speak about her ancestor - Abraham Zacuto - the mapmaker for Christopher Columbus.

A branch of Zacuto's family migrated to Turkey after the Spanish Inquisition and Maltz is a descendant of that branch. Another branch went to Amsterdam, and there are others in Israel, Argentina and perhaps Brazil.

for more information on the JGSWV, click here.

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