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Recent Posts

Ten Years Ago.....

Ten Years Ago.....

I happened to be sitting in a meeting today at Yad VaShem when those around the table realized that [...]
A Monumental Conundrum, by Hank Skirball

A Monumental Conundrum, by Hank Skirball

In 2008, I received a letter and photographs from my cousin, Peter F. STRAUSS of Oakland, California[...]
Webinar: How to find your Jewish ancestors in Poland

Webinar: How to find your Jewish ancestors in Poland

As part of IGRA's programming for the International Jewish Genealogy Month we are posting this impor[...]
"International Jewish Genealogy Month" Activities

"International Jewish Genealogy Month" Activities

IGRA and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) participate in Inter[...]
How To: Birth & Death Certificates in Israel

How To: Birth & Death Certificates in Israel

IGRA frequently receives requests for information regarding the process to acquire a Birth or Death [...]
Beirut, Berlin and a Small Town in Lithuania, by Ralph Salinger

Beirut, Berlin and a Small Town in Lithuania, by Ralph Salinger

In 1982, two weeks after the birth of my first daughter, I found myself fighting in the First Lebane[...]
IAJGS announces the 2015 Conference website is live

IAJGS announces the 2015 Conference website is live

The IAJGS recently announced that the website for the 35th International Conference on Jewish Geneal[...]
Webinar: Transcribing Hebrew Tombstones with BillionGraves

Webinar: Transcribing Hebrew Tombstones with BillionGraves

IGRA Webinar broadcast on Sunday, October 5, 2014: BillionGraves supports Hebrew transcription and w[...]