Welcome to the Israel Genealogy Research Association

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) helps increase access to archival records from dozens of archives in Israel and in other countries. Our raison d'être is to find and make records held by archives searchable and more accessible to people around the world. To that end we’ve made over a million records searchable on this site so far, and we are actively adding new records all the time. Join us and help our efforts to make these important records available. In order to receive increased access to the Israel Genealogy Research Association's web site, and to stay informed on the society's activities, be sure to register for this site. Registration is free. Press the big "Register Now" button to the right to register now!

Recent Posts

Fall Events with IGRA - Heshvan Event registration

Fall Events with IGRA - Heshvan Event registration

Following the summer lull in lectures and activities in Israel (but a very full week at the 39th IAJ[...]
From Rotenburg an der Fulda to Huntington, Indiana and Points in Between, by Ellen Stepak

From Rotenburg an der Fulda to Huntington, Indiana and Points in Between, by Ellen Stepak

Beginning with the history of my maternal ancestors In Hesse, I will follow my maternal family thoug[...]
Upcoming day of lectures followed by AGM

Upcoming day of lectures followed by AGM

On June 19, IGRA is hosting a day of lectures that were originally given at a variety of internation[...]
Recorded lecture: APPsolutely Genealogy! by Garri Regev

Recorded lecture: APPsolutely Genealogy! by Garri Regev

Genealogy research has changed over the last 35 years in ways we never imagined possible. The in[...]
Spotlight: "The Holocaust in France: A Resource Guide", by Jean-Pierre Stroweis

Spotlight: "The Holocaust in France: A Resource Guide", by Jean-Pierre Stroweis

The IGRA website provides the genealogy researcher more than our database collection. In addition we[...]
The Urban Jewish Population in Eretz Israel from 1839 – 1948: Censuses and Voters’ Lists, by Rose A. Feldman, Database coordinator for IGRA

The Urban Jewish Population in Eretz Israel from 1839 – 1948: Censuses and Voters’ Lists, by Rose A. Feldman, Database coordinator for IGRA

Until the founding of the State of Israel the Jewish and Arab populations had separate ruling bodies[...]
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Final Database Additions for 2018

Before the close of 2018 we want to make sure you are aware of the additions to our collection in De[...]
The People of the Book, by Chanan Rapaport

The People of the Book, by Chanan Rapaport

The Jews are known as the People of the Book = עם הספר = Ahlil-Kitab. Are they worthy to be called a[...]