Welcome to the Israel Genealogy Research Association

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) is the largest genealogy society in Israel. We are constantly striving to be among the most technologically advanced genealogy organizations, bringing energy and innovation family research. We work with dozens of archives to make records available online, from where we’ve added over two million records to our database. We welcome you to our website and welcome your input on how we can improve the site.

Recent Posts

Limitations of Genealogy in Evaluating Familial Diseases
January 8, 2023
The multiple occurrence of a specific disease in a family tree might at first sight be suggestive of genetic inheritance or, at least, …

Finding Your Jewish Ancestors Within FamilySearch
December 20, 2022
FamilySearch is one of the largest genealogical databases in the world, containing billions of records from all parts of the world. In …

Medical & Genetic Family History: The Role of the Jewish Genealogist
December 18, 2022
U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona comments that "Knowing your family history can save your life. Millions of dollars in medical …

The Practitioner & the Patient in the IGRA collection
December 16, 2022
IGRA's All Israel Database collection contains over 2.5 million records spanning the period from the end of the Ottoman Empire through the …

November 13, 2022 Heshvan Event Program
October 31, 2022
We hope you will be able to join us on November 13, 2022 as we recognize our many volunteers and present lectures on Family Research & …

Rabbi Henry (Hank) F. Skirball z”l
September 27, 2022
In great sorrow, we announce the passing, on Rosh Hashana, of our founding member and loyal friend, Rabbi Henry (Hank) F. Skirball z”l.…

Prenumeranten: What We Can Learn from Subscription Lists in Hebrew Books
September 19, 2022
Starting in the last quarter of the 18th century, many Hebrew and Jewish books were published with lists of subscribers, whose prepayments …

Shana Tova!
September 16, 2022
Artwork by Jodie Grossman z"l Shana Tova! The Officers and Board of IGRA wish for you in the coming year good health, personal …

October 1 is almost here!
August 31, 2022
With the large genealogy conferences behind us and the New Year is looming, as daylight hours slowly decrease and we prepare for the Fall..…

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Announces Annual Awards
August 25, 2022
The IAJGS presented its 2022 awards and grants at the Annual Meeting of its virtual 42nd International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. The …

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