The Jeff Malka Sephardic Collection
Gibraltar Census 1791
The British captured Gibraltar from Spain in July 1704 after which most of the Spanish population fled. The first detailed census was taken in 1777 at which time Gibraltar had 3,201 inhabitants. The 1791 census showed the population had decreased to 2,890 inhabitants of which over 725 were Jews. Some of the census records were blank so the records of 680 Jewish inhabitants from the 1791 census are retrieved here.
The early population "registers" (census) of Gibraltar are available online at Gibraltar National Archives website which also contains civil and military records. Another useful website is Professor Sawchuk's website which contains the downloadable "Gibraltar Explorer" app.
This searchable database of Jewish inhabitants of Gibraltar in the 1791 census is provided by Kevin Martin.
This database contains the following data points:
from Zeni Lebl's book (in Serbian)
We acknowledge the tremendous contributions and lifelong dedication of Mathilde Tagger, z"l who made this index available. For many years, and right until her untimely death, Mathilde Tagger was a very close friend and collaborator with Jeff Malka. Together they worked to promote Sephardic genealogy research and educate the public about its enormous potential.
In addition, we express our grateful appreciation to Dr. Jeff Malka for his monumental ongoing effort to collect and make accessible Sephardic genealogical information, and for his generosity in contributing his extraordinarily valuable collection to JewishGen.
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