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IGRA joins the international Jewish genealogy community in mourning the loss of Harvey Mark Krueger. Harvey died peacefully at home on April 23, 2017 – just five months after the passing of his beloved wife, Connie.
The funeral service will be held at Central Synagogue, 55th & Lexington in Manhattan, at 11 am on Wednesday, April 26. Shiva will be held at the Lotos Club on Wednesday from 4 pm to 9 pm and on Thursday from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Harvey supported genealogy societies in Israel and the IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy conferences. He continued to show his interest in all that he was involved in and was generous in his praise, support and suggestions.
Harvey was a special friend of IGRA and contributed generously to a variety of our projects. He always made time to meet with us if we were visiting in New York City and he remembered to ask about all of the friends he had in Israel connected with IGRA.
Harvey was one of a kind and will be missed by all who came in contact with him. May his memory be for a blessing.

Florence Jewry through the History of One Family

Lecturer: David Cassuto, an architect born in Florence to a family that lived in the city for about 400 years, recently published a family history book. The research was based on various resources, both private and public, following the discovery of an 18th century Mohel book written by three generations of the family’s Mohalim.
David Cassuto was the former head of the Ariel University School of Architecture and the former deputy mayor of Jerusalem. He is active in social issues in Jerusalem and also in the framework of Italian Jewry in Israel.
The lecture will be in Hebrew.

Date: May 7, 2017

Time: Gathering at 16:30, Lecture begins at 17:00

Place: Italian Museum, 25 Hillel St., Jerusalem

Tickets: 40 NIS for IGRA members, 45 NIS for guests. Tickets must be purchased in advance and include the current exhibits at the Museum and a guided tour.

יהדות פירנצה לאורך הדורות דרך קורותיה של משפחה אחת

המרצה: דוד קאסוטו, ארכיטקט, יליד פירנצה, בן למשפחה שחיה בעיר כ- 400 שנים. לאחרונה פרסם ספר על תולדות המשפחה, המחקר התבסס על מקורות מידע שונים, פרטיים ופומביים ובעקבות גילוי פנקס מוהלים מהמאה ה-18 שנכתב ע”י 3 דורות של מוהלים בני המשפחה

דוד קאסוטו, לשעבר ראש המחלקה לאדריכלות באוניברסיטת אריאל, וסגן ראש עיריית ירושלים, פעיל בנושאי חברה בירושלים ובמסגרות יוצאי איטליה בישראל

תאריך – 7.5.2017

מקום – מוזיאון יהדות איטליה, רח’ הלל 25, ירושלים

שעה – מתכנסים ב-16:30 וההרצאה תתחיל ב-17:00

 מחיר – 40 ש”ח לחברים ו-45 ש”ח לאורחים. חייבים לקנות כרטיסים מראש

המחיר כולל כניסה למוזיאון וסיור מודרך

התכנית בעברית

“In the story of the Exodus, the Torah teaches us that G-d spoke to Moses and instructed him to encourage the reluctant children of Israel to “go forward”… from slavery to freedom; from the known to the unknown; from hopelessness to hopefulness; from the desolation of winter to the renewal of spring.” (Exodus 14:15)

IGRA hopes that this holiday will offer many opportunities to “go forward” in your personal family story and to enjoy the celebration of the holiday surrounded by loved ones.

[Artwork & explanation is with permission of Jodie Grossman, Oy Vey Card Co., Boston, MA. All rights reserved. 2013]

This latest release of databases has seven new databases and additions to four others. These span the years between 1922 and 1956. We have a preview of those being released and encourage you to look at it. There are now close to 940,000 records in 310 databases.

1922 Tel Aviv Census – This census was done in Hebrew and the first conducted by the British in Palestine. It asks for the following information: Name, Age, Relation to Head of household, How long they stayed in Yaffo, Profession, Address, Comments. There are 13,261 people listed, not all of the census remains. The census was found at the Historical Municipal Archives of Tel-Aviv – Yaffo.  (images available)

1938 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 and published by the Department of Health. The booklets were found in the National Library of Israel. (images available)

Kefar Warburg Founders, 1939 – A list of the 82 founders as displayed in the settlement. The data contains name, names of parents, gender and birth date.  (no images available)

Illegal Immigrants, 1941 – This database from pages of  The Palestine Police Force – Criminal Investigation Department, Government of Palestine and is composed of “prohibited immigrants” lists found in files in the Israel State Archives. This database is in English. The included data: Surname, Other names, Sex, Age, Nationality and Remarks. (images available)

Matriculation Results as listed in the Palestine Gazette 1942-44 – The matriculation exam results were published in the Palestine Gazette. The lists published between June 1942 to June 1944 contained 767 students. The data included has surname, other names and the school. The material is from the David J. Light Law Library, TAU. (images available)

Refugees in Teheran – A group of civilians accompanied Anders’ Army on its travels from the USSR to the Middle East during World War II. This is one of the lists of civilians. It includes the names of 447 adults and children. The data has surname, other names, birth year and town of origin. The database is in English. The list is from the Central Zionist Archives. (no images available)

HaShomer HaTzair – HaShomer HaTzair in Poland 1947-1948.  A collection of lists including 964 names. The lists are from HaShomer HaTzair Archives at Yad Yaari. The information is in Polish and includes surname, other names, date of record, birth year, gender and comments. (images available)

Palestine Marriage/Divorce Certificates, 1921-48 – 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. These are from the Israel State Archives. This is an addition to the certificates previously released and available on the IGRA website. (images available)

Operation On Eagles’ Wings (Magic Carpet ) Yemenite Airlift – Phase 3: The third phase of the airlift began after the Imam of Yemen agreed to allow more than 45,000 members of the remaining Jewish community to leave. The list includes names, sex, birth year, weight, and family status. This database is done in cooperation with the JDC. (no images available)

Name Changes 1955-56 – The lists from which this database was built were published in Yalkut HaPirsumim (the official publication of the government of Israel). The information is in Hebrew and contains prior surname, prior other names, new surname, new other names, date of record, locality, ID number. The information is located at the David J. Light Law Library, TAU. (images available)

Habonim Dror – Various listings from Habonim Dror in England. 816 names from various activities. The lists are from the archives at Yad Tabenkin.  The information is in English. The data could have the following: surname, other names, father’s name, address, school and affiliation among others. (images available)

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Join us in this important task – we are now able to offer transcription of a variety of documents to build new databases at home with a new program! Thank you to all of our many volunteers.

The AID (All Israel Databases) has grown again and now contains over 830,000 records!

Some of the new additions compliment databases we published in the past and others are new. You can see the preview of the databases included in this release along with details of explanation here. We hope that you will find some new information on family in these databases.

1937 Voters List Knesset Israel – still a partial list, but now with 1,069 entries. (no images)

Histadrut Members who Served in the British Forces in WWII – A list with now 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. (images available)

ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) Volunteers – Various lists dealing with the volunteers are found in archives around the country. We have now added a list from the Central Zionist Archives. (no images)

Medical Practitioners, 1936 – This is a listing of Doctors, Pharmacists, Dentists and Midwives who were licensed in accordance with the various Ordinances regulating their professions published by the Department of Health. The booklet was found in the National Library of Israel. (images available)

Immigration to Palestine, 1942-1943 – A list of 2,000 immigrants from various documents from the Central Zionist Archives. (no images)

Kadoorie Agricultural School Graduates – A list of 5,261 graduates of the Kadoorie Agricultural School taken from the website of the school. (no images)

19th Committee of Histadrut Teachers Candidates – A list of 664 candidates for the 19th  Histadrut Teachers’ Council election found in the Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and Diaspora Studies. The candidates are from ten different parties. (images available)

Tiberias Educators (1969-1996) – A list of 672 educators appearing in the Tiberias Department of Education Publications found in the Aviezer Yellin Archives of Jewish Education in Israel. (images available)

Newly Appointed Rabbis in Settlements, 2014 – A list of 48 new Rabbis in various settlements. (no images)

Shana Tova!!