Part of the mission of the Israel Genealogy Research Association is to help those new to genealogy get started with their research and expand knowledge of the resources available for research. This section brings to you some of the knowledge of our many volunteers, guides on various topics of interest to our membership, and everyone who uses this web site. This includes research guides for specific countries and regions, as well as information on more general resources available online that is of interest to our members. If you want to contribute a Resource Guide on a different topic, or want to suggest a topic, please contact us.
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National, Regional and Ethnic Research Guides
- Latin America
- Latvia / Courland
- South Africa
- Sephardic Genealogy
- United Kingdom
Research in Israel (Aside from the All Israel Databases)
- Alphabet Aids
- Hevrot Kadishot (Burial Societies)
- How to Request Official Documents from the Ministry of Interior of the State of Israel
- Has someone (after 1998) left an inheritance in Israel? Check here Search is in Hebrew only.
- Inventory of Landsmanshaft Material at the CAHJP
- Mohel Ledgers (that are available to the public)
- Nachum Weinstein – the first mohel in Tel Aviv at the Rambam Library.
- Kalir – mohel in Petah Tikvah (at Oded Yarkoni Archives of the History of Petah Tikvah).
- Moyal – mohel in Petah Tikvah (at Oded Yarkoni Archives of the History of Petah Tikvah).
- Montefiore Censuses So far, years 1839, 1840, 1849, 1855, 1866 and 1875. Work continues on the institutions.
- Tidbits about Graves in Israel
- Yad Vashem Resources Handout (from IAJGS Conference, Summer 2015 – PDF format)
- A compilation of Israel Resources
General Jewish Genealogy Research
- Hebrew Acronyms on Tombstones and Death Registers
- Jewish Cemeteries – An Annotated Bibliography
- List of Jewish Genealogy Blogs
- List of Rabbis with Acronyms