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

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 …

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.…

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