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

Ingrid Rockberger z"l (1946-2023)
May 11, 2023
Ingrid Rockberger was born in England and came on aliyah with her family in 1981. Ingrid has been involved in community work and …

Treasurer needed!
May 9, 2023
IGRA is urgently seeking a volunteer to be our next treasurer! Interested in assuming a key role in our organization? Think you might …

Connecting with Family Through Virtual Family History Activities
April 3, 2023
Extended families rarely stay in the same area anymore and are often scattered all over the country and sometimes the world! How can we …

GenealogyIndexer.org: Searching Historical Directories, Yizkor Books, and More
March 22, 2023
Description: GenealogyIndexer.org is a free website for searching 2 million+ pages of historical European directories (business, address, …

LATEST NEWS! IAJGS Salutes the IGRA Database Volunteer Corps, January 31, 2023
February 21, 2023
Salute! to the IGRA Database Volunteer Corps! IGRA Database Volunteer Corps, We Salute You! The All Israel Database of the …

Genealogy by the Clock-What We Can Do with the Time You Have
February 21, 2023
Think you don’t have time for genealogy? Think again. Daniel will show you what you can do with the time you have — whether it’s just 5 …

Barbara Ann Ellman z"l
February 13, 2023
It was with great sorrow that IGRA received word that Barbara Ellman suddenly passed away at the end of January.  In addition …

Leveraging the Power of J-Roots for Russian Empire Research
February 12, 2023
J-Roots is a Russian language Jewish genealogy portal that is a trove of genealogical information. This talk will demonstrate how an …

My Czech Roots
January 30, 2023
Jill Meron became interested in genealogy in 2016 after a Jewish Heritage tour of Poland. She was born in England and immigrated to Israel …

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, …

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