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

Over TWO Million Records – Hard to Believe
July 24, 2021
In 2012 the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) took upon itself to prepare databases from materials available in Israel …

Understanding Your Galitzianer Family through Vital Records
June 21, 2021
A great many Galician researchers have acquired copies of family records from repositories in Poland and Ukraine or online images provided …

IGRA Annual Meeting
June 16, 2021
The IGRA Annual Meeting, open to members, was held on June 15, 2021. We welcome Menachem Carmiel as our new Treasurer. Eyal Hollander and …

Help! I Just Got My DNA Results and I’m Confused
May 28, 2021
Gil Bardige lives the Columbus Ohio area.  A graduate of the New York Institute of Technology, Gil is recently retired after a long …

Online Resources at the USHMM
April 29, 2021
Megan Lewis presents online resources at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. https://player.vimeo.…

100 Days to a Better Family History
April 20, 2021
Join this webinar and come away with a plan for your next 100 days of family history activities. You will receive self-accessment tools, …

לאתר דרכי עליה של ניצולי שואה לארץ ישראל
April 19, 2021
This webinar is only in Hebrew. ככל שהנגישות למסמכים שלאחר מלחמת העולם השנייה גדלה, אפשר, במקרים מסוימים, להתחקות אחר פרטים בסיפוריהם …

Beyond the Family Tree - Sharing Your Stories
March 30, 2021
When you bring out your family tree and genealogy reports at a family gathering, do your relatives’ eyes glaze over? Are you overwhelmed …

A Request for Help, by Rosemary Eshel
March 6, 2021
IGRA the Israel Genealogy Research Association receives a variety of enquiries and requests for help from those looking to find out more …

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 …

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