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 a million records to our database. We welcome you to our web site, and welcome your input on how we can improve the site.

Recent Posts

Finding your Eastern European Jewish Family on JRI-Poland.org
March 2, 2021
Join us for this presentation, with Robinn Magid, of some truly memorable stories from the JRI-Poland.org case file that highlight what …

ראו וספרו - יד ושם
February 9, 2021
המאגר המרכזי של שמות קורבנות השואה ומקורות גנאלוגיים אחרים באתר יד ושםלמעלה מ -4.8 מיליון מתוך ששת מיליון היהודים שנרצחו על ידי הנאצים …

Show & Tell - Yad Vashem Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names
February 9, 2021
Serafima Velkovich will guide us on the collection at Yad Vashem. Over 4.8 million of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their …

A Critical Evaluation of Online Holocaust Repositories
January 16, 2021
Genealogy is shifting from onsite search to online search, making success more and more dependent on our ability to master the internet …

Yizkor books & their Hidden Treasures
January 9, 2021
Yizkor books provide an important insight into the communities that were decimated during the Holocaust. Besides providing detailed …

אתגרי הטיפול בילדים ניצולים לאחר השואה
January 4, 2021
This lecture by Dr. Boaz Cohen is from the IGRA 2020 Heshvan Event and is only available in Hebrew. ההרצאה של ד"ר בועז כהן התקיים ביום …

My Covert Search for Hidden Children in France after WWII
December 16, 2020
This webinar was part of the IGRA 2020 Heshvan Event and is only available in English. https://player.vimeo.…

מפסי הרכבת לירושלים - סיפורה של ילדה מוסתרת
December 3, 2020
This lecture was part of the IGRA 2020 Heshvan Event and is only available in Hebrew. https://player.vimeo.…

How Family Belongings, Objects & Ephemera Can Provide Insight into Our Families' Lives
November 29, 2020
This lecture was delivered by Elena Biegel Bazes as part of the IGRA 2020 webinar series. Most researchers concentrate mostly on …

The War Started for Me in 1945 - Rob Sealtiel
November 16, 2020
This lecture was part of the 2020 IGRA Heshvan Event. Rob Sealtiel is a language teacher, professional genealogist and was a hidden child.…

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