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

The Jews of Simferopol, by Esther (Herschman) Rechtschafner
December 12, 2019
Simferopol is the largest city in the Crimean peninsula with a Jewish community dating from 1240. Esther Rechtschafner, the author, has …

Updating the IGRA web site
December 4, 2019
IGRA is in the middle of its largest web site upgrade since the site's initial launch back in 2011. There are a lot of changes going on …

Ada Holtzman - on the third memorial of her passing, by Ellen Stepak
October 1, 2019
Ada Holtzman (1951-2016) was born on Kibbutz Evron, where she was buried. She had a tremendous influence on the Jewish genealogical …

Fall Events with IGRA - Heshvan Event registration
September 2, 2019
Following the summer lull in lectures and activities in Israel (but a very full week at the 39th IAJGS Conference in Cleveland, OH) IGRA …

From Rotenburg an der Fulda to Huntington, Indiana and Points in Between, by Ellen Stepak
July 25, 2019
Beginning with the history of my maternal ancestors In Hesse, I will follow my maternal family though generations, and migrations, until my …

Upcoming day of lectures followed by AGM
May 26, 2019
On June 19, IGRA is hosting a day of lectures that were originally given at a variety of international conferences in the past year. We are …

Recorded lecture: APPsolutely Genealogy! by Garri Regev
March 14, 2019
Genealogy research has changed over the last 35 years in ways we never imagined possible. The internet has come of age. Archives have …

Spotlight: "The Holocaust in France: A Resource Guide", by Jean-Pierre Stroweis
February 4, 2019
The IGRA website provides the genealogy researcher more than our database collection. In addition we have a variety of Resources, Articles …

The Urban Jewish Population in Eretz Israel from 1839 – 1948: Censuses and Voters’ Lists, by Rose A. Feldman, Database coordinator for IGRA
January 18, 2019
Until the founding of the State of Israel the Jewish and Arab populations had separate ruling bodies under the British government. This is …

Final Database Additions for 2018
December 25, 2018
Before the close of 2018 we want to make sure you are aware of the additions to our collection in December. Please check out our special …

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