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From: "Chuck Wolfram" <>
Subject: Re: Medieval rabbinical lines?
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 23:14:52 -0400
I'd be very interested in anything you have on this line. Heyman ROOSA b.
circa 1595 Geldman, Netherlands, is my 9g-gf.
Larry Coats <> wrote in message
> A correspondent of mine advised me a short while ago that the NY
> historian Bert S. Feldman, who is now deceased, had written an article
> that gave the ROOSA family of the Netherlands/NY a "rabbinical"(and
> likely medieval) lineage. Apparently, Feldman and another researcher
> had concluded that the conjectured Roosa ancestor was a Heyman/Hyman or
> "Heimen" Roosa(b.c. 1500) who emigrated to the Netherlands from Portugal
> in the 1530s(I think that it was after the Emperor Charles V invited
> Jews to settle there; can't recall the exact date). These Dutch Roosas,
> then, would likely have been categorized as "Marranos"(hope I spelled
> that correctly)?
> While I am generally familiar with the exodus of the Sephardic
> communities from Spain>Portugal>Netherlands, I really am left wondering
> where one goes from this point. Mr. Feldman, per my contact, apparently
> left no notes; at least none have come to light yet.
> If anyone on the list has some advice or thoughts on the matter, would
> appreciate a comment. Perhaps there is a Sephardic list out there
> somewhere?<g> No....that would be too easy, wouldn't it!<g>
> Regards to all,
> Larry D. Hamilton Coats
> P.O. Box 823
> Aspermont, TX 79502
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