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

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.…

Google for Genealogy
October 18, 2020
We were happy to have Jeanette Rosenberg OBE with us again and this time presenting all the wonders of Google and how, by taking advantage …

סיפורו של הטס המשפחתי, מאת נעמה עציון
October 16, 2020
בס"ד, יוני 2020, סיון תש"פ אני רוצה לשתף במסע משפחתי מרתק ומיוחד שעברנו גיבורי המסע: ילד אחד סקרן ובעל מוטיבציה, סבתא עם ידע …

IGRAs 2020 Heshvan Event coming in November אירוע חשון תשפ"א
October 5, 2020
Yearly, in conjunction with International Jewish Genealogy Month, IGRA holds its "Heshvan Event". In addition to a virtual seminar day …

Show & Tell - Reclaim the Records
September 23, 2020
Brooke Schreier Ganz is the founder and president of Reclaim The Records, and the first genealogist to successfully sue a …

The Basics of Research in Israel
September 14, 2020
Researching for relatives footsteps in Israel can be a challenge. The lecture will cover the kinds of records that may be found from …

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