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About us

At Adafina we aim to help you discover your families' past with a family tree and reconnect with your ancestors by locating their graves and the paper trail they left behind. We are a small team of two, Jacob who's based in London, and Elias in Tangier.

Our Team

Adafina is proud to have some of the industry’s best consultants on our team. The experience, capability, and passion of our team are the foundation for our success in serving our clients.


Jacob Marrache

Founder & Head Genealogist

From a young age, Jacob was intrigued by his Sephardic ancestry. When he was old enough to start asking the right questions he asked his father about his ancestors. He remembers his father listing five generations backward of paternal grandfathers and their wives with their maiden names. This sparked a desire in him to continue researching. Jacob studied and worked in a number of countries. He completed his BA in Politics & International Relations with Arabic at the University of Kent. He has been working as a professional genealogist for the past eight years.


Elyass Aarabi

Founder & Expert in Restitution

Elyass earned his BA in Economics and Informatics at Abdelmalek Essaâdi University in Tetouan and has been working in the field of restitution of funds and property for the past decade. He is extremely familiar with the libraries and archives of Morocco and is always finding new material of genealogical value to the Sephardim.

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