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

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.…

IGRA 2021 Webinar Series: January - March
November 13, 2020
Here is the lineup for the first three webinars in 2021. Each webinar has its own registration link. The remainder of the IGRA 2021 …

חיפוש ילדים מוסתרים במסמכים ארכיונים - לאה באלינט
November 10, 2020
This lecture opened the Heshvan Event on November 8, 2020. The focus of the day was The Hidden Child in the Holocaust. This lecture is …

How Not to Read a Jewish Tombstone
November 7, 2020
Robin Meltzer brings us important points to remember as we look at tombstones on a cemetery visit. https://player.vimeo.…

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