British Administration (1917-1948)

  • First Jewish Battalion at Gallipoli  1915
    A list of the 113 members of the first Jewish Battalion at Gallipoli in World War One. The list includes the names of the people, their rank and the unit they were in. The document was found in the Jewish Legion Collection at the Jabotinsky Institute in Tel-Aviv.
  • Jewish Officers in the Ottoman Army 1917
    The names of 61 Jewish officers serving in the Ottoman Army in 1917 and the town of residence for some of them. They were all graduates of the Gymnasia HaIvrit in Jaffa or Hebrew Teachers’ College in Jerusalem. The document is  from the Central Zionist Archives
  • Re-enlisted Russians from the Zion Mule Corp 1917
    The names of 166 Russians that formerly were attached to the Zion Mule Corps and had re-enlisted to various British regiments. The last 10 men in the list returned to civilian life. The document includes their names, regiment, age, class, and if they were married or single.  The document is  from the Joseph Trumpledor Collection at the  National Library of Israel.
  • Volunteers from Argentina to the 38th Royal Fusilers  1918
    The names of 53 Argentinean volunteers who came to England to join the Jewish Legion.  The list is from Legionarios de Argentina by Rafael Doron. The book is in Hebrew.
  • Losses sustained by Colony of Petah Tikva 1918
    This document is a list of the planters in Petah Tikva, stating the damage to their crops by the British Troops and requested compensation. The document was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive .
  • Drishat Shalom (Regards) 1919
    A book published in 1919 by the Office for Eretz Israel of the Zionist Histadrut. It contains the names of those sending regards to their families, and the names of people in their families and where they lived. The idea was to help people in Eretz Israel contact their families after the disruption of contact during World War I. A copy of the book can be found in the Yad Ben Zvi Library.
  • Decorations & Medals given to Zion Mule Corps 1919-1920
    A list of individuals who served in the Zion Mule Corps of the British Army in World War I and received decorations and medals.  There are some individuals who appear more than once. The documents for this database are in the National Archives (UK) in London. The list includes those that received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. The British War Medal was awarded for service abroad (including India) 5 August 1914 – 11 November 1918, or 1919-1920 in Russia. The Victory Medal was awarded for military and civilian personnel who served in a theatre of war. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/medals-british-armed-services-campaign-service.htm
  • Commonwealth forces who died during World War One in Palestine 1914-1921
    A database of 12,821 soldiers serving in the Commonwealth forces, who died during World War I in Palestine and are buried here or if their grave is unknown and they are listed on memorials.
  • Index of Biographical Materials of Jewish Legionaires at the Beit Hagdudim Museum
    In Moshav Avihayil there is the Beit Hagdudim Museum – Jewish Volunteers to the British Armed Forces in World Wars I and II. This is an index to the material available for 1,719 volunteers out of the 5,000 soldiers that served in the Jewish Legion including the Zion Mule Corps. Most of the volunteers were from England, the United States and Canada, with a small group from Argentina and Palestine.
  • Gdud Haavodah    
    A compilation of members of Gdud Haavodah done at a later time. Originally in the archive at Tel Yosef and now at Yad Tabenkin. The list includes 1,666 names, not all those listed have surnames.
  • List of Winegrowers, Citrus Growers, and Planters in Rehovot  1918
    A list of winegrowers, citrus growers, planters, their family members and workers in Rehovot. The list contains the names of 654 people and is from the Rehovot Archives.
  • List of Veterans who want to settle on land 
    A list of former members of the Jewish Legion that partook in the fighting of World War I that signed a list that they want to settle on land. There is no date on the list. The list includes the names of the people, and for some their addresses and occupations. It was found in the Jewish Legion Collection at the Jabotinsky Institute in Tel-Aviv.
  • Members of the Jewish Legion (Gdudim) living in Jerusalem (date unknown)
    A list of former members of the Jewish Legion that partook in the fighting of World War I that lived in Jerusalem afterwards. There is no date on the list. The list includes the name of the battalion the person served in. It was found in the Jewish Legion Collection at the Jabotinsky Institute in Tel-Aviv.
  • Members of the Jewish Legion (Gdudim) living in Israel (date unknown)
    A list of former members of the Jewish Legion that partook in the fighting of World War I that lived in Israel. There is no date on the list. Because of some of the information in the list, it is possible that this list is from the 1950s. The list includes the address of the person who served. It was found in the Jewish Legion Collection at the Jabotinsky Institute in Tel-Aviv.
  • UK Passport requests made in Safed 1921- 1949
    1,133 requests for Mandate passports from Safed during the period 1920-1949. Document from the Barshad collection at the Pedagogic Center of Safed.
  • Advocates who paid fees to appear before the courts 1921-1948
    This is a partial list of the advocates for the Mandate period based on mainly, but not entirely, on published lists of those advocates who paid the required fees to appear before the court. This list includes advocates who could appear in the civil court and the Moslem court. The main source of these lists is the Palestine Gazette.
  • Graduates of Platoon Commander Course – Haganah 1921-1948 
    A list of graduates of the Platoon Commander Course of the Haganah and the officers who were in charge of each course. The list was donated by the Joara Museum .
  • Donors from UK for Safed Old Age Home run by Simcha Shulman 1924-1929
    A list of 124 donors from the United Kingdom to the Old Age Home run by Simcha Shulman. Document from the Barshad collection at the Pedagogic Center of Safed.
  • Nurse Certification 1923-1948 A list of 1,232 certified nurses, where they studied and when they passed their exam. The list is a composite of a number of lists published in the Palestine Gazette between the years 1928-1948, the official document in English of the British Mandate Government in Palestine.
  • Ra’anana Founder Families This list appears on the website of  Heritage of the Ra’anana Municipality
  • List of collections at the end of the 1927 harvest in the area of Zikhron Ya’akov
    This list was found in the Historical Archive of the Zikhron Ya’akov Local Council. It consists of the names of 102 people from Zikhron Ya’akov and the area. For the amounts listed in the original document, contact the archive in Zikhron Ya’akov. The original document is in French.
  • Earthquake Donations 1927
    A list of 789 names of donors in Palestine and abroad to a relief fund after the earthquake in 1927. The list is a composite of a number of lists published in the Palestine Gazette, the official document is in English from the British Mandate Government in Palestine.
  • Executive of the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) 1927
    This list of 50 women in the executive body of WIZO was taken from the book Women in Eretz Israel found in the Israel State Archives.
  • Members of Kinneret 1928
    A list of 82 adults and older children listed as living in the Meshek Kinneret . The list was found in the Pinhas Lavon Institute For Labour Movement Research.
  • Automobile Owners in Petah Tikva 1928 In 1928, 51 people in Petah Tikva owned automobiles. The list was found in Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive .
  • Queries about Land Registries 1928-1929
    A list of 1,210 names mentioned in queries by the British Administration about registration of properties in various places in Eretz Israel. Some of the properties belonged to companies and others to heirs of deceased people. The list is a composite of a number of lists published in the Palestine Gazette, the official document is in English from the British Mandate Government in Palestine.
  • Queries about compensation for loss of property during the disturbances of 1929
    A list of 129 names mentioned in queries by the British Administration about compensation for loss of property during the disturbances of 1929. The list is a composite of a number of lists published in the Palestine Gazette, the official document is in English of the British Mandate Government in Palestine.
  • List of goods – Customs agreement between Palestine (Eretz Israel) and Syria 1929
    This list of merchants and their goods that were approved for the trade agreement was published the Eton Rashmi shel medina Palestina 1921-1949, the official document in Hebrew of the British Mandate Government in Palestine.
  • People in Ra’anana in 1930 This list appears on the website of  Heritage of the Ra’anana Municipality
  • Debts collected in the Zikhron Ya’akov area 1930
    This list was found in the Historical Archive of the Zikhron Ya’akov Local Council. It consists of the names of 156 people from Zikhron Ya’akov and the area. For the amounts listed in the original document, contact the archive in Zikhron Ya’akov.
  • Karkur Census 1931
     This list was found in the Pardes Hana-Karkur Archives. It consists of the names of 81 people. 
  • Members in Agricultural Organizations in Petah Tikva 1931-1936
    A list of 1,802 members in agricultural organizations during the years  1931-1936. The collection of documents  is from the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive .
  • Galician Kollel 1932
    A list of members and their families with the places of their origin and basic information, totaling 106 Document from the Barshad collection at the Pedagogic Center of Safed.
  • Voters List from Petah Tikva for the 18th Zionist Congress 1933
    A list of 3,696 voters for the candidates to the 18th Zionist Congress that took place in Prague in 1933. The list was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive .
  • Beit-Yaakov Beit Haknesset HaGadol in Petah Tikvah Report 1933
    A poster with a list of people and the amount they still have not paid to the synagogue. The poster was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive .
  • List of Sephardic Males in Safed 1934
    182 Sefardi males over the age of 30.  The list was compiled in 1934. Document from the Barshad collection at the Pedagogic Center of Safed.
  • The VIII National Conference in Tel-Aviv Revisionist Zionist Alliance in Eretz Israel 1934        
    A list of 109 people listed in the publication of the conference. This booklet was found in the collection of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Center.
  • Award of Silver Jubilee Medals 1935
    A list of 207 people in Palestine who received recognition as part of the celebration of the Silver Jubilee of His Majesty King George the Fifth. The list was published in the Palestine Gazette, the official document in English of the British Mandate Government in Palestine on May 6, 1935.
  • Communists Arrested in Palestine 1936
    A list of 198 communists arrested by the British Government in Palestine during the riots that took place in 1936. The list was donated by Dr. Eli Brauner. He found it in the Central Zionist Archives.
  • List of Guards in Petah Tikva 1938     
    A list of 54 who were hired as guards.  The list was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive .
  • Kefar Warburg Founders 1939
    A list of the 82 founders as displayed in the settlement.
  • Workers at El-Ar 1940-42
    A list of 385 workers at El-Ar was found at the Pinhas Lavon Institute For Labour Movement Research. At the moment information about “El-Ar” is unknown, but it was in the area of Petah Tikva. The list was a carbon copy and bound in such a way that it was not always possible to read the family name of the worker.
  • Short List of the Governmental Departments of Government Clerks of the Government of Palestine that are in Direct Contact with the Jewish Ishuv 1940-41      This list was published in the Journalist Yearbook.
  • Hebrew Soldiers of the Yishuv who fell and perished in World War II 1940-1945
    This is a list of 519 soldiers who died while serving in the British Army. The list was published in the Journalists’ Year Book which can be found in various libraries.
  • Partial Index of Workers Forms from the Association of Eretz Israel Diamond Industry found in the Netanya Municipal Archives 1942-1946 The Netanya Municipal Archives has some of the worker forms from the Association of Eretz Israel Diamond Industry. The forms contain information on the place of birth, aliyah, education, prior employment and sometimes even a picture. The index IGRA has built contains part of the information, thus allowing the researcher to decide if this is the person being sought. The original form can be seen at the Netanya Municipal Archives. Their collection is not complete, and only a small part of about 200 workers has been indexed.
  • Names of Members of Friends of Mikveh Israel 1945    
    This booklet was found in the collection of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Center. It contains 481 names. 
  • Parcels to Poland 1946
    The list of people in Palestine who sent parcels to Poland through the JOINT. The document is in the Archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
  • List of Donors for Repairs of Mikve in Safed 1947
    113 donors to the repair of the Mikve. Document from the Barshad collection at the Pedagogic Center of Safed.   
  • Yahrzeit List from the Safed Old Age Home
    A list of 133 residents in the home and their Yahrzeit dates . Found among articles thrown out of a house being renovated.
  • List of people who have files in Beit HaMeiri in Safed A  list of 112 families on which Beit HaMeiri in Safed has files based on the 2006 Beit HaMeiri catalogue. 
  • Mishmar Haemek    An list of 2,005 people who appear in the Mishmar Haemek and Shomriya Archive.
  • Births 
    • Births in African and Asian Protectorates for the Years 1916-1940
      An extract of British Nationals who were born in Palestine. The microfilm of this information is in the National Archives (UK) in London.
    • Gan Shemu’el 1931-1945     
      A list of 107 children born during 1931-1945, whose parents were living at the kibbutz. This list is from the Yad Yaari Archive.
    • Pardes Hana 1935-1946       
      A list of 781 children born in Pardes Hana. The list is from the Pardes Hana-Karkur Archive.
    • Zikhron Ya’akov 1919-1940     
      A list of 611 children born in Zikhron Ya’akov. This list is from the Mathilde A. Tagger Collection. It was prepared from the “Book of Births” at the Zikhron Ya’akov Historical Archives.
  • British Military Service in World War II       
    • Male Enlistment
      There are lists of volunteers to the British Armed Forces in various archives around Israel. This the beginning of a project to find the various lists and add them to the IGRA AID collection. The first lists are from the Central Zionist Archives.
    • Auxiliary Territorial Service (A.T.S.) files
      About 5,000 women in Palestine volunteered to serve in the Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British Army. Various lists dealing with the volunteers are found in archives around the country, including the Central Zionist Archives. https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/units/131/auxiliary-territorial-service/
      An additional list of 385 volunteers in the A.T. S. found in the Central Zionist Archives.
      An additional list of 2,082 volunteers in the A.T.S. found in the Central Zionist Archives.
    • Histadrut Members who served in the British Forces in World War II
      A list of more than 15,000 Histadrut Members that served in the British Forces.  The scans of the ledger were given to IGRA by the Yad Vashem Archives.
  • Census
    • 1922 Tel-Aviv        
      This was the first census conducted by the British in Palestine. Not all of it remains. The census for Tel-Aviv includes 13,262 residents. It include their names and for most their addresses. The census was found in the Historical Municipal Archives of Tel-Aviv – Yaffo .
  • Deaths & Burials
    • Deaths of People Exiled within Eretz Israel 1917-1919  Folder - Work in Progress This database was donated by Prof. Gur Alroey of Haifa University.  The database contains the names of 947 Jewish residents in Eretz Israel, who were exiled from their homes in Eretz Israel to a different place within the country by the Turkish administration. The database includes the name of the deceased, and additional information for most of them as to date of death, place of death, original place of residence and sometimes place of burial. The article Prof. Alroey wrote on this subject is גולים בארצם? פרשת מגורשי תל-אביב ויפו בגליל התחתון, 1917-1918
    • People Buried in Zikhron Ya’akov 1920-1948
      This ledger was found in the Historical Archive of the Zikhron Ya’akov Local Council. It consists of the names of 373 people buried in the cemetery of Zikhron Ya’akov. In addition to the name of the deceased, it contains the names of their parents, the deceased’s age and occupation and additional information. For more information contact the archive in Zikhron Ya’akov.
    • Deaths in African and Asian Protectorates for the Years 1936-1940
      An extract of British Nationals who died in Palestine. The microfilm of this information is in the National Archives (UK) in London. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
    • Jerusalem Indian War Cemetery     
  • Directories
    • Medical Practitioners
      This is a list of Doctors, Pharmacists, Dentists and Midwives who have been licensed in accordance with the various Ordinances regulating their professions published by the Department of Health. The booklets were found in the National Library of Israel.
      1930 The list contains 1,368 names.
      1935  The list contains 2,715 names.
      1936  The list contains 3,746 names.
      1938  The list contains 3,874 names.
      1940  The list contains 4,133 names.
      1946  The list contains 4,556 names.
    • Journalists
      Two lists of journalists from 1945 and 1948 published by the Association of Palestine Journalists.
    • Rehavia Address Book June 1935
      This address book was found in the collection of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Center. It was published by the “Rehavia” Mutual Benefit Society Committee and was sold for 25 Eretz Israel mil. It includes people’s names, addresses and occupations.
    • Staff List of the Government of Palestine 1935
      This document was found in the Israel State Archives. It contains the names of 789 people who served in the Palestine Mandate government at that time, including information on their appointment, rank, date of appointment to the present rank and where they were stationed.
    • Rehavia Address Book June 1937
      This address book is in the private collection of Ms. Mathilde Tagger.  It was published by the “Rehavia” Mutual Benefit Society Committee. It includes people’s names, addresses and occupations.National Youth Aliyah Committee of Hadassah 1937 A list of 76 members of the committee in the United States, published in the Hadassah Silver Jubilee Year Book. The book was found the the Israel State Archives.
    • Who’s Who in Palestine 1944
      The database is composed of two lists prepared by the Britsh Mandate government, marked SECRET and closed until 1996! The documents included the names of 153 Jewish politicians and personalities and 69 Arab politicians and personalities. Inside the booklets there is a summary on each person.
    • 1944 Telephone Directory
      The directory was printed in three parts: Jerusalem, the northern section of the country and the central part of the country.  It includes businesses, government offices and private phones, totaling approximately 15,000 listings. 7% of the telephone numbers listed belonged to doctors.
    • 1946 Telephone Directory  – North
      The directory was printed in three parts: Jerusalem, the northern section of the country and the central part of the country.  It includes businesses, government offices and private phones.
  • Histadrut
    • List of Teachers of the Histadrut Teacher’s  Center Eretz Israel 1930-31    
      A list of 726 teachers listed in the Histadrut organization throughout Eretz Israel for the year 1930-31. Some teachers work in more than one place. It was found in the Aviezer Yellin Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora.
    • Members of Histadrut Hamorim (Teachers’ Council) 1939
      A list of 2,337 members of Histadrut Hamorim in Eretz Israel. It was found in the Aviezer Yellin Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora.
    • Histadrut Elections 1941
      • Candidates for the 1941 Histadrut Haklalit (General Council Elections) A list of 1,381 candidates for the 5th Histadrut General Council election that was published in Davar http://www.jpress.org.il/publications/davar-en.asp , the official newspaper of the Histadrut (Federation of Labor), on November 28, 1941. The candidates are from six different parties. For an individual search in Hebrew use this link: http://tinyurl.com/http-jpress-org-il-davar
      • Candidates for the 1941 Va’adat Hapoalot (The Women’s Workers’ Council) A list of 837 candidates for the 5th Va’adat Hapoalot Women’s Workers’ Council) election that was published in Davar http://www.jpress.org.il/publications/davar-en.asp , the official newspaper of the Histadrut (Federation of Labor), on November 28, 1941. The candidates are from four different parties. For an individual search in Hebrew use this link: http://tinyurl.com/http-jpress-org-il-davar
    • Candidates for the Council of the Association of Construction Workers (1943-45 approx.)   A list of candidates from the Ahdut Avoda Party (Shomer Hazair and Socialist League) for the election for the Council of the Association of Construction Workers of the Histadrut. The document is from the Yad Yaari Archive. The document was found in a folder labeled 1943-45. It includes the occupation of the candidate.
    • Candidates for the Council of the Association of Metal Workers (1943-45 approx.)   A list of candidates from the Ahdut Avoda Party (Shomer Hazair and Socialist League) for the election for the Council of the Association of Metal Workers of the Histadrut. The document is from the Yad Yaari Archive. The document was found in a folder labeled 1943-45. For a few of the candidates it includes the occupation and for almost all it mentions the sub-association or factory they worked for.
    • Candidates of Left Front for the Labors’ Council  Netanya (1943-45 approx.) A list of candidates from the Left Front Party (Shomer Hazair and Socialist League) for the election for the Netanya Workers’ Council. The document is from the Yad Yaari Archive. The document was found in a folder labeled 1943-45. For most of the candidates it includes the occupation.
    • Candidates of Left Front for the Labors’ Council  Rehovot (1943-45 approx.) A list of candidates from the Left Front Party (Shomer Hazair and Socialist League) for the election for the Rehovot Workers Council. The document is from the Yad Yaari Archive. The document was found in a folder labeled 1943-45. For most of the candidates it includes the occupation.
    • Candidates of Left Front for the Labors’ Council Rishon Letsiyon (1943-45 approx.) A list of candidates from the Left Front Party (Shomer Hazair and Socialist League) for the election for the Netanya Workers Council. The document is from the Yad Yaari Archive. The document was found in a folder labeled 1943-45. For most of the candidates it includes the occupation.
    • Candidates for the Council of the Association of Metal Workers (1943-45 approx.)  A list of candidates from the Meuhedet Party for the election for the Council of the Association of Metal Workers of the Histadrut. The document is from the Yad Yaari Archive. The document was found in a folder labeled 1943-45. For a few of the candidates it includes the occupation and for almost all it mentions the sub-association or factory they worked for.
    • Candidates of the Left Front for the Labors’ Council Kfar Saba (1943-45 approx.) A list of candidates from the Left Front Party (Shomer Hazair and Socialist League) for the election for the Netanya Workers Council. The document is from the Yad Yaari Archive. The document was found in a folder labeled 1943-45. For most of the candidates it includes the settlement where they live.
    • Candidates for the 6th Clerks Council of the Histadrut 1945 In 1945 elections were held for the 6th Council of Clerks of the Histadrut  at both the national and local levels. A list of 661 candidates was published by the election committee.  The list was found at the Pinhas Lavon Institute For Labour Movement Research.
  • Immigration
    • Ruslan Passenger List 19 Dec 1919 Some consider the Ruslan the first ship to bring immigrants to Eretz Israel after World War One, and the beginning of the third aliyah, but it is one of many ships that brought immigrants in 1919.  This list of the heads of the families also contains the number of members of the family that were on the ship. There were approximately 670 passengers on board. Not all of the passengers are listed as immigrants in the file found in the Israel State Archives. Some of the passengers said they were returning to Eretz Israel. This document is from the Central Zionist Archives.
    • Third Aliyah: Dec 1919-Apr 1921 This is a database of a list of immigrants to Eretz Israel from December 1919 through the end of April 1921 found on the website of the Israel State Archives. The list was compiled from a card catalog of immigrants. The source of this typed list is listed as unknown and there is a comment at the top of page 227 that page 226 is missing. Pages 246 and 254 are also missing thought there is no note, as is the entire letter “taf” ת. The scans from which this database was built were of poor quality which made the transcription difficult.  There may be mistakes in the transcription of the family name in addition to the original typographical errors made when preparing the list. It is suggested that this database be searched by first name. At the present, this database contains almost 4,000 names which is 2/3 of the list.  There are a number of instances when the first given name is male and the second given name is female. It is assumed that this was a ticket for husband and wife. By sorting the file according to card number, some of the dates of arrival were corrected to match those of the card numbers next to them. The name of the same ship was spelled many different ways, and an English equivalent of the ship name was not always found. Some people made Aliyah by train from El Kantara/Egypt.
    • Exiled to Palestine: The Emigration of Zionist Convicts from the Soviet Union, 1924-1934 This database was donated by Prof. Boris Morozov and Prof. Ziva Galili. The database was built while compiling the data for their book Exiled to Palestine: The Emigration of Zionist Convicts from the Soviet Union, 1924-1934. It contains 1759 names of people of the many thousands of active Zionists in the Soviet Union who were allowed to emigrated during the period of the Fourth Aliyah to Eretz Israel. This database is built from the compilation of many sources and therefore the information available varies from person to person. For many of the people listed in the database there is information about the date of the arrest, their sentencing and their immigration. The original file was in a software no longer available. When it was transposed to Excel some of the longer sentences were lost.
    • Jewish Lithuanians who came on aliyah to Palestine before the establishment of the State of Israel. 1931-1944 This list includes individuals who were registered from 1931 until 1944. Whether the Palestine Office compiled this data or this list was compiled by a central office is not clear. Suffice it to say that in this period offices existed in most European capitals and ports to Palestine such as Trieste. IGRA has received this file with gratitude from LitvakSIG. All requests for details, photographs on files, etc must be made directly from the LCVA Lithuanian Central State Archives in Vilnius.
    • List of Farmers from Galicia Requesting Aliyah 1935          This list is of 51 people requesting to make aliyah to Eretz Israel. The document was found in the Pinhas Lavon Institute for Labour Movement Research.
    • Deportation Lists 1939   
      This database is composed of “duplicate” lists found in a file of the British Police in the Israel State Archives. It contains lists of people who were on 13 ships that were captured in 1939. The database includes the names of 6,282.
    • Illegal Immigrants         
      This database is composed of “prohibited immigrants” lists found in a files in the Israel State Archives.
    • Immigration to Palestine 1942-1943 Miscellaneous
      A list of 2,000 immigrants from various documents from the Central Zionist Archives.
    • HaHistadrut Hazionit Hahadasha Rescue Committee, Requests for Certificates 1943-44
      A partial list of the forms filled out requesting certificates for aliyah from Austria, Bulgaria, Holland, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Soviet Russia and correspondence found at the Jabotinsky Institute in Tel-Aviv.
    • Illegal Immigrants Deported to Mauritius  1944
      A list of 443 people composed from three separate lists sent from Palestine to Britain. The three lists were: persons with Free State Danzig passports, persons with Free State Danzig Alien passports, and persons with German State Aliens’ passports issued at Danzig. These lists were found on microfilm at the National Archives (UK) in London.
    • Refugees in Mauritius 1944-45
      A list of 330 people interned on Mauritius. It contains those who consider themselves Polish Nationals and those who consider themselves as citizens of the Free City of Danzig. This material was found at the National Archives (UK) in London.
    • Swiss Aliyah Requests 1945
      A list of 213 names of people requesting permission for aliyah to Eretz Israel, based on the microfilm found at the National Archives (UK) in London.
    • The Illegal Immigrants 1939 -1948
      The lists come from a variety of places – most are Jewish Agency offices, some elsewhere. All are currently in the Central Zionist Archives. Some lists are in English and some lists are in Hebrew, therefore there will be two databases depending on the language of the original documents. This will be an ongoing  project over many years, with updates of additional names to the database.
    • Atlit Database Index  
      In cooperation with “Bintivey Ha’apala” Clandestine Jewish Immigration Information and Research Center in Memory of Admiral Mordechai (Moka) Limon we are posting a partial index of their database. Their databases spans from the late 1930’s through a few years after the recognition of the State of Israel.
    • Lists of Immigrants from Hungary 1947
      There are four different files of approximately 35,000 names. All are currently in the Central Zionist Archives.
    • Miscellaneous Lists Dealing with Immigration from Europe 1942-43     
      All are currently in the Central Zionist Archives.
  • Local Elections
    • Voters List Tel-Aviv 1922 In 1922 there were 5,595 voters listed for elections in Tel-Aviv. Most of the voters listed have the following information: family name, given name, age and address. Two abbreviations were used in the addresses, that we deciphered by comparing a listing for the same people in the 1922 census. Aleph = א = tent. Zadek ayin = צ”ע = hut.  Not every adult living in Tel-Aviv was allowed to vote. According to the municipal archives, only those paying taxes were allowed to vote. The document from which this database was built is from the Historical Municipal Archives of Tel-Aviv – Yaffo .
    • Voters List Tel-Aviv 1926 
      In 1926 there were  almost 13,683 voters listed for elections in Tel-Aviv. The voters listed have only the following information: family name, and given name. Not every adult living in Tel-Aviv was allowed to vote. According to the municipal archives, only those paying taxes were allowed to vote. The document from which this database was built is from the Historical Municipal Archives of Tel-Aviv – Yaffo .
    • Voters List for Municipal Council Petah Tikva 1930
      A list of 1,482 voters for the municipal election in Petah Tikva. The list was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive . The list includes only males over the age of 18.
    • Voters List for Municipal Council Petah Tikva 1932
      A list of 1,482 voters for the municipal election in Petah Tikva. The list was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive . The list includes only males over the age of 18.
    • Voters List Tel-Aviv 1932 
      In 1932 there were  almost 16,083 voters listed for elections in Tel-Aviv. Most of the voters listed have the following information: family name, given name, age and address. Not every adult living in Tel-Aviv was allowed to vote. According to the municipal archives, only those paying taxes were allowed to vote. The document from which this database was built is from the Historical Municipal Archives of Tel-Aviv – Yaffo .
    • Voters List for Municipal Council Safed 1932 A list of 867  voters for the Safed election Document from the Barshad collection at the Pedagogic Center of Safed.
    • List of Names in the Register of Adult Jews in Petah Tikva 1936 A list of 5,932 adult Jews in Petah Tikva. The list was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive . The database includes males and females over the age of 18. The database includes two lists: the main list and a list of additions. It includes some of the residents of neighborhoods, moshavs and villages that had not been incorporated into Petah Tikva yet. One page is missing from the file in the archive.
    • Voters List for local council Rehovot 1937 A list of 1603 voters for the election of the local council in Rehovot. The list was found in the Archive of the History of Rehovot.
    • Voters List for local Election Ramat Gan 1938      A list of 351 voters for the election of the local council in Ramat Gan. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
    • Voter Registration For Local Council  Ra’anana 1938/9 A list of 847 voters for the election of the local council in Ra’anana. The list was found in the Archive of the Ra’anana Municipality. 
    • Voter Registration for Members of Local Council – Bnei Braq 1939     A list of 1,172 voters for the election of the local council in Bnei Braq. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
    • Haifa 1942 from the Haifa Municipal Archive . More  than 44,400 persons are listed in this database, and includes information on the neighborhood in Haifa where the voter resided, sometimes the street name and in most cases the father’s name. There were two pages missing from the file in the archive.
    • Voters Lists for Local Elections 1944 – 1946
      • Voters List for Ra’anana Local Council 1944      A list of 1,466 voters for the election of the local council in Raanana. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
      • Voters List for Rishon Lezion 1945      A list of 4299 voters for the election of the local council in Rishon Lezion. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
      • Voters List for local Election Magdeel 1945     A list of 498 voters for the election of the local council in Magdeel. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
      • Voters List for local Election Herzliya 1945     A list of 1,925 voters for the election of the local council in Herzliya. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
      • Voters registration to the local council Ramat Gan 1946     A list of 5,265 voters for the election of the local council in Ramat Gan. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
  • Marriages
    • Marriage & Divorce Certificates issued during the Mandate Period 1921-1948        כתב פריוילגיה
      The Israel State Archives has asked IGRA to build a database of over 50,000 certificates from this period. The project will take 3-4 years. These are not the same as the ledgers in the Rabanut, but are the certificates issued upon request. Some certificates are for marriages that took place 3-20 years before.  As parts of the collection are finished and transliterated, they will be upload to this website.
    • Marriage Registrations in Jerusalem 1913 – 1931
      This a partial list from the ledger found in the Archive of the Council of the Sephardi and Oriental Communities, Jerusalem found in the  Jerusalem Municipal Archives. It contains 5,189 brides and grooms (2,940 couples) with names of their fathers and the date of their marriage. The ledger belongs to the Council of the Sephardi and Oriental Communities, Jerusalem, who have given permission to publish this database.
    • Marriage Registrations of the Zikhron Ya’akov Colony 1919-1940 This ledger was found in the Historical Archive of the Zikhron Ya’akov Local Council. It consists of the names of 778 people from Zikhron Ya’akov and the area whose marriage was registered with the committee of Zikhron Ya’akov. In addition to the bride and groom, it contains the names of the parents and for most of the couples their age and where they were born. For more information contact the archive in Zikhron Ya’akov.
    • Marriage certificates Emek Yizrael (Jezreel Valley) 1931-41 The Rabbi for Emek Yizrael kept a record of the marriages he officiated at. His son copied them into a ledger that is at the Emek Yizrael Regional Coucil Archives. The list includes 570 people married between 1931-1941.
    • Marriage Announcements in the Palestine Post 1932-1950 A  list of 1,705 marriages announced in the Palestine Post. The information was extracted from the Palestine Post on the Historical Jewish Press website of the National Library of Israel.
  • Name Changes 1922-1948      
    This is a new version of the Name Changes in the Palestine Gazette (1921-1948) published on microfiche by Avotaynu. It has been prepared with the permission of Gary Mokotoff. It now includes links to scans of the pages from the Palestine Gazette. The names were extracted by Gary Mokotoff and the late Rabbi Shmuel Gorr in the 1980s. It includes over 27,000 name changes.
  • National Elections
    • Voters List for Second Assembly of Representatives of the Jews in Eretz Israel (Jerusalem) 1925 The list was found in the Jerusalem Municipal Archives. The original list had 14,414 people listed, but there are a few pages missing from the copy in the archive. The database contains a list of 13,430 people according the sections of Jerusalem.
    • Voters List Tel-Aviv 1925 for the Second  Assembly      
      In 1925 there were  almost 21,406 voters listed for elections in Tel-Aviv.  The document is  from the Central Zionist Archives
    • First National Conference of Edot Hamizrah in Eretz Israel – Protocol 1925 This booklet was found in the collection of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Center.
    • Pinkas Bogrim (Adult Lists) 1928 
      • Pinkas Bogrim (Adult Lists = Voters List) for Assembly of Representatives of the Jews in Eretz Israel (Jerusalem) 1928 The list is found in the Jerusalem Municipal Archives. It is a carbon copy, and  sometimes was very hard to decipher. 16,105 people appear in this list. All the pages for the letter “taf” and two pages from the letter “peh” are missing in the original document at the Municipal Archive. The information of the ethnic group and neighborhood is listed in various abbreviations decided upon by the person who typed that specific page.   
      • Voters List for Haifa 1928 A list of 10,340 voters for the election in Haifa. The list was found in the Haifa Municipal Archive
    • Voters Lists 1935-1937
    • Pinkas Bogrim (Adult Lists = Voters List) for Knesset Israel 1942
      This is another name for the voters’ lists for the Knesset Israel under the British Administration. Also called the Assembly of Representatives (Hebrew: אספת הנבחרים‎, Asefat HaNivharim), it was the elected parliamentary assembly of the Jewish community in British controlled Palestine. It was established on 19 April 1920, and functioned until 13 February 1949, the day before the first Knesset, elected on 25 January, was sworn in.  en.wikipedia.org The lists include all those who were born before a certain date in 1924. There are many pages of “additions” and “deletions” to the lists. The two lists for the same settlement are not necessarily found in the same file. Due to the fact that these elections took place during World War II, sometimes there is a note next to the name of the person stating that he or she is serving in the army. This collection of documents is from the Central Zionist Archives .
  • School Lists (Students & Staff)
    • PICA School (Petah Tikva) 100 years 1908-1947
      This book was published for the celebration of one hundred years of the institution. It includes a list of 1,092 students and a list of staff. It was found in the Aviezer Yellin Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora.
    • Index of Students in Grammar School in Ra’anana 1926-1937  The ledger containing the lists of students is found in the Archive of the Ra’anana Municipality. The format of the lists is not identical for all the years. This database as 1,642 lines. Each student is listed for each year he/she was a student in grammar school in Ra’anana during this period. The list also includes the homeroom teacher where listed. Grades and comments are not included in the database.
    • Index of Students in Grammar School in Ra’anana 1938-1947 
      The ledger containing the lists of students is found in the Archive of the Ra’anana Municipality. The format of the lists is not identical for all the years. This database as 3,882 lines. Each student is listed for each year he/she was a student in grammar school in Ra’anana during this period. The list also includes the homeroom teacher where listed. Grades and comments are not included in the database.
    • Index to Student Files from the Nahalal WIZO School  The WIZO School in Nahalal started in the 1920’s. Part of their files are now in the Regional Archive of Emek Yizrael. This is an index of the names in the files, and is an ongoing project of the files through the Mandate period of Eretz Israel. The files include information on candidates to the school.
    • Festschrift of the Hebrew Gymnasium in Jerusalem 1909-1962      In 1962 the Gymnasia HaIvrit in Jerusalem published a book in honor of its jubilee. The book includes a partial list of the graduates from 1909-1916, graduates from 1921-1962, the students studying at the Gymnasia during 1962, and the staff members during all those years. The list includes the  names of 4092 students and staff.
    • Graduating Classes of Gymnasia Herzlia 1918-1948 There were 3,238 students who finished in the 31 graduating classes of Gymnasia Herzlia between 1918-1948. The database is built from the list of graduates that appears in the book: Gymnasia Herzlia: A Hundred Years published in 2004.
    • List of Teachers of the Histadrut Teacher’s  Center Eretz Israel 1930-31    
      A list of 726 teachers listed in the Histadrut organization throughout Eretz Israel for the year 1930-31. Some teachers work in more than one place. It was found in the Aviezer Yellin Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora.
    • Beit Yaakov High School & Seminar (Tel-Aviv) Jubilee Book 1936-1960 
      This book was published for the celebration of twenty five years of the institution. It includes a list of 972 students. It was found in the Aviezer Yellin Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora.
    • Matriculation
      The matriculation exam results were published in the Palestine Gazette. The lists published between June 1942 to June 1944 contained 767 students.
    • Members of Histadrut Hamorim (Teachers’ Council) 1939
      A list of 2,337 members of Histadrut Hamorim in Eretz Israel. It was found in the Aviezer Yellin Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora.
    • List of Teachers of the Dept. of Education of Havaad HaLeumi 1940
      A list of 1,505 teachers listed in three different tracks of schools in the Department of Education  of  Havaad HaLeumi  in Eretz Israel. The three tracks were:  General Schools, Mizrahi Schools and the Workers’ Track.  It was found in the Aviezer Yellin Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora.
    • Teachers & Kindergarten Teachers in the Mizrachi Schools 1940s
      This a combination of three different lists from the 1940s. They were found in the Aviezer Yellin Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora.