British Administration (1917-1948)

  • Births in African and Asian Protectorates for the Years 1916-1940
    An extract of British Nationals who were born in Palestine. The microfilm of this information is in the National Archives (UK) in London.
  • Losses sustained by Colony of Petah Tikva 1918
    This document is a list of the planters in Petah Tikva, stating the damage to their crops by the British Troops and requesting compensation. The document was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive .
  • Drishat Shalom (Regards) 1919
    A book published in 1919 by the Office for Eretz Israel of the Zionist Histadrut. It contains the names of those sending regards to their families, and the names of people in their families and where they lived. The idea was to help people in Eretz Israel contact their families after the disruption of contact during World War One. A copy of the book can be found in the Yad Ben Zvi Library.
  • Decorations & Medals given to Zion Mule Corps 1919-1920         Folder - Work in Progress
    A list of individuals who served in the Zion Mule Corps of the British Army in World War One and received decorations and medals.  There are some individuals who appear more than once. The documents from with this database was built are in the National Archives (UK) in London.
  • UK Passport requests made in Safed 1921- 1949
    1,133 requests for Mandate passports from Safed during the period 1920-1949. Document from the Barshad collection at the Pedagogic Center of Safed.
  • Voters’ List Tel-Aviv 1922   new-item-small
    In 1922 there were 5,595 voters listed for elections in Tel-Aviv. Most of the voters listed have the following information: family name, given name, age and address. Two abbreviations were used in the addresses, that we deciphered by comparing a listing for the same people in the 1922 census. Aleph = א = tent. Zadek ayin = צ”ע = hut.  Not every adult living in Tel-Aviv was allowed to vote. According to the municipal archives, only those paying taxes were allowed to vote. The document from which this database was built is from the Historical Municipal Archives of Tel-Aviv – Yaffo .
  • Donors from UK for Safed Old Age Home run by Simcha Shulman 1924-1929
    A list of 124 donors from the United Kingdom for the Old Age Home run by Simcha Shulman. Document from the Barshad collection at the Pedagogic Center of Safed.
  • Voters’ List for Second Assembly of Representatives of the Jews in Erez Israel (Jerusalem) 1925
    The list was found in the Jerusalem Municipal Archives. The original list had 14,414 people listed, but there are a few pages missing from the copy in the archive. The database contains a list of 13,430 people according the areas of the Jerusalem.
  • First National Conference of Edot Hamizrah in Eretz Israel – Protocol 1925
    This booklet was found in the collection of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Center.
  • Nurse Certification 1923-1948
    A list of 1,232 certified nurses, where they studied and when they passed their exam. The list is a composite of a number of lists published in the Palestine Gazette between the years 1928-1948, the official document in English of the British Mandate Government in Palestine.
  • Ra’anana Founder Families    
    This list appears on the website of  Heritage of the Raanan Municipality
  • Earthquake Donations 1927
    A list of 789 names of donors in Palestine and abroad to a relief fund after the earthquake in 1927. The list is a composite of a number of lists published in the Palestine Gazette, the official document in English of the British Mandate Government in Palestine.
  • Executive of the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) 1927
    This list of 50 women in the executive body of WIZO was taken from the book Women in Erez Israel found in the Israel State Archives.
  • Members of Kinneret 1928
    A list of 82 adults and older children listed as living in the Meshek Kinneret . The list was found in the Pinhas Lavon Institute For Labour Movement Research.
  • Automobile Owners in Petah Tikva 1928
    In 1928, 51 people in Petah Tikva owned automobiles. The list was found in Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive .
  • Pinkas Bogrim (Adult Lists) 1928 
    • Pinkas Bogrim (Adult Lists = Voters’ List) for Assembly of Representatives of the Jews in Eretz Israel (Jerusalem) 1928
      The list is found in the Jerusalem Municipal Archives. It is a carbon copy, and  sometimes  very hard to decipher. 16,105 people appear in this list. All the pages for the letter “tof” and two pages from the letter “peh” are missing in the original document at the municipal archive. The information of the ethnic group and neighborhood is listed in various abbreviations decided upon by the person who typed that specific page.   
    • Voters’ List for Haifa 1928
      A list of 10,340 voters for the election in Haifa. The list was found in the Haifa Municipal Archive
  • Queries about Land Registries 1928-1929
    A list of 1,210 names mentioned in queries by the British Administration about registration of properties in various places in Eretz Israel. Some of the properties belonged to companies and others to heirs of deceased people. The list is a composite of a number of lists published in the Palestine Gazette, the official document in English of the British Mandate Government in Palestine.
  • Queries about compensation for loss of property during the disturbances of 1929
    A list of 129 names mentioned in queries by the British Administration about compensation for loss of property during the disturbances of 1929. The list is a composite of a number of lists published in the Palestine Gazette, the official document in English of the British Mandate Government in Palestine.
  • Voters’ List for Municipal Council Petah Tikva 1930
    A list of 1,482 voters for the municipal election in Petah Tikva. The list was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive . The list includes only males over the age of 18.
  • People in Raanana in 1930    ָ
    This list appears on the website of  Heritage of the Raanan Municipality
  • List of Teachers of the Histadrut Teacher’s  Center Eretz Israel 1930-31    
    A list of 726 teachers listed in the Histadrut organization through out Eretz Israel for the year 1930-31. Some teachers work in more than one place. It was found in the Aviezer Yellin Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora.
  • Members in Agricultural Organizations in Petah Tikva 1931-1936
    A list of 1,802 members in agricultural organizations during the years  1931-1936. The collection of documents  is from the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive .
  • Marriage certificates Emek Yizrael (Jezreel Valley) 1931-41     new-item-small
    The Rabbi for Emek Yizrael kept a record of the marriages he officiated at. His soon copied them into a ledger that is at the Emek Yizrael Regional Coucil Archives. The list includes 570 people married between 1931-1941.
  • Voters’ List for Municipal Council Petah Tikva 1932
    A list of 1,482 voters for the municipal election in Petah Tikva. The list was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive . The list includes only males over the age of 18. 
  • Voters’ List for Municipal Council Safed 1932
    A list of 867  voters for the Safed election Document from the Barshad collection at the Pedagogic Center of Safed.
  • Galician Kollel 1932
    A list of members and their families with the places of their origin and basic information, totaling 106 Document from the Barshad collection at the Pedagogic Center of Safed.
  • Voters’ List from Petah Tikva for the 18th Zionist Congress 1933
    A list of 3,696 voters for the candidates to the 18th Zionist Congress that took place in Prague in 1933. The list was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive .
  • Beit-Yaakov Beit Haknesset HaGadol in Petah Tikvah Report 1933     
    A poster with a list of people and the amount they still have not paid to the synagogue. The poster was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive .
  • List of Sephardic Males in Safed 1934
    182 Sefardi males over the age of 30.  The list was compiled in 1934. Document from the Barshad collection at the Pedagogic Center of Safed.
  • The VIII National Conference in Tel-Aviv Revisionist Zionist Alliance in Eretz Israel 1934        
    A list of 109 people listed in the publication of the conference. This booklet was found in the collection of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Center.
  • Award of Silver Jubilee Medals 1935
    A list of 207 people in Palestine who received recognition as part of the celebration of the Silver Jubilee of His Majesty King George the Fifth. The list was published in the Palestine Gazette, the official document in English of the British Mandate Government in Palestine on May 6, 1935.
  • Rehavia Address Book June 1935
    This address book was found in the collection of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Center. It was published by the “Rehavia” Mutual Benefit Society Committee and was sold for 25 Eretz Israel mil. It includes people’s names, addresses and occupations.
  • List of Names in the Register of Adult Jews in Petah Tikva 1936   new-item-small
    A list of 5,932 adult Jews in Petah Tikva. The list was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive . The database includes males and females over the age of 18. The database includes two lists: the main list and a list of additions. It includes some of the residents of neighborhoods, moshavs and villages that had not been incorporated into Petah Tikva yet. One page is missing from the file in the archive.
  • Deaths in African and Asian Protectorates for the Years 1936-1940
    An extract of British Nationals who died in Palestine. The microfilm of this information is in the National Archives (UK) in London. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
  • Voters’ List for local council Rehovot 1937
    A list of 1603 voters for the election of the local council in Ramat Gan. The list was found in the Archive of the History of Rehovot.
  • Rehavia Address Book June 1937    
    This address book is in the private collection of Ms. Mathilde Tagger.  It was published by the “Rehavia” Mutual Benefit Society Committee. It includes people’s names, addresses and occupations.
  • National Youth Aliyah Committee of Hadassah 1937
    A list of 76 members of the committee in the United States, published in the Hadassah Silver Jubilee Year Book. The book was found the the Israel State Archives.
  • Voters’ List for local Election Ramat Gan 1938     
    A list of 351 voters for the election of the local council in Ramat Gan. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
  • Voter Registration For Local Council  Raanana 1938/9
    A list of 847 voters for the election of the local council in Raanana. The list was found in the Archive of the Raanana Municipality. 
  • List of Guards in Petah Tikva 1938     
    A list of 54 who were hired as guards.  The list was found in the Oded Yarkoni Petah Tikva History Archive .
  • Members of Histadrut Hamorim (Teachers’ Council) 1939
    A list of 2,337 members of Histadrut Hamorim in Eretz Israel. It was found in the Aviezer Yellin Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora.
  • Voter Registration for Members of Local Council – Bnei Braq 1939    
    A list of 1,172 voters for the election of the local council in Bnei Braq. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
  • List of Teachers of the Dept. of Education of Havaad HaLeumi 1940
    A list of 1,505 teachers listed in three different tracks of schools in the Department of Education  of  Havaad HaLeumi  in Eretz Israel. The three tracks were:  General Schools, Mizrahi Schools and the Workers’ Track.  It was found in the Aviezer Yellin Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora.
  •  Short List of the Governmental Departments of Government Clerks of the Government of Palestine that are in Direct Contact with the Jewish Ishuv 1940-41     
    This list was published in the Journalist’ Yearbook.
  • Histadrut Elections 1941
    • Candidates for the 1941 Histadrut Haklalit (General Council Elections)
      A list of 1,381 candidates for the 5th Histadrut General Council election that was published in Davar http://www.jpress.org.il/publications/davar-en.asp , the official newspaper of the Histadrut (Federation of Labor), on November 28, 1941. The candidates are from six different parties. For an individual search in Hebrew use this link: http://tinyurl.com/http-jpress-org-il-davar
    • Candidates for the 1941 Va’adat Hapoalot (The Women’s Workers’ Council)
      A list of 837 candidates for the 5th Va’adat Hapoalot Women’s Workers’ Council) election that was published in Davar http://www.jpress.org.il/publications/davar-en.asp , the official newspaper of the Histadrut (Federation of Labor), on November 28, 1941. The candidates are from four different parties. For an individual search in Hebrew use this link: http://tinyurl.com/http-jpress-org-il-davar
  • Hebrew Soldiers of the Yishuv who fell and perished in World War II 1940-1945
    This is a list of 519 soldiers who died while serving in the British Army. The list was published in the Journalists’ Year Book which can be found in various libraries.
  • Pinkas Bogrim (Adult Lists) for Knesset Israel 1942
    This is another name for the voters’ lists for the Knesset Israel under the British Administration. Also called the Assembly of Representatives (Hebrew: אספת הנבחרים‎, Asefat HaNivharim), it was the elected parliamentary assembly of the Jewish community in British controlled Palestine. It was established on 19 April 1920, and functioned until 13 February 1949, the day before the first Knesset, elected on 25 January, was sworn in.  en.wikipedia.org

  • Partial Index of Workers’ Forms from the Association of Eretz Israel Diamond Industry found in the Netanya Municipal Archives 1942-1946
    The Netanya Municipal Archives has some of the workers’ forms from the Association of Eretz Israel Diamond Industry. The forms contain information on the place of birth, aliyah, education, prior employment and sometimes even a picture. The index IGRA has built contains part of the information, thus allowing the researcher to decide if this is the person being sought. The original form can be seen at the Netanya Municipal Archives. Their collection is not complete, and only a small part of about 200 workers has been indexed.
  • Who’s Who in Palestine 1944        Folder - Work in Progress
    The databases is composed of two lists prepared by the Britsh Mandate government and marked SECRET closed till 1996! The documents included the names of 153 Jewish politicians and personalities and 69 Arab politicians and personalities. Inside the booklets there is a summary on each person.
  • Voters’ Lists 1944 – 1946
    • Voters’ List for Raanana Local Council 1944     
      A list of 1,466 voters for the election of the local council in Raanana. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
    • Voters’ List for Rishon Lezion 1945                                                      
      A list of 4299 voters for the election of the local council in Rison Lezion. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
    • Voters’ List for local Election Magdiel 1945    
      A list of 498 voters for the election of the local council in Magdiel. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
    • Voters’ List for local Election Herzeliyya 1945     ComingSoon2
      A list of 1,925 voters for the election of the local council in Herzeliyya. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
    • Voters registration to the local council Ramat Gan 1946    
      A list of 5,265 voters for the election of the local council in Ramat Gan. The list was found in the Israel State Archives.
  • Names of Members of Friends of Mikveh Israel 1945    
    This booklet was found in the collection of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Center.  It contains 481 names.
  • List of Donors for Repairs of Mikve in Safed 1947
    113 donors to the repair of the Mikva. Document from the Barshad collection at the Pedagogic Center of Safed.    
  • Yahrzeit List from the Safed Old Age Home 
    A list of 133 residents in the home and their Yahrzeit dates . Found among articles thrown out of a house being renovated.
  • List of people who have files in Beit HaMeiri in Safed
    A  list of 112 families on which Beit HaMeiri in Safed has files based on the 2006 Beit HaMeiri catalogue. 
  • Delegates to the Zionist Congress 1921 – 1933
    The lists of delegates were taken from the protocols of the Zionist Congress found in the library of the Central Zionist Archives.  The 1921 congress, was the first congress to be held after World War One.
  • Immigration
    • Ruslan Passenger List 19 Dec 1919       Folder - Work in Progress
      Some consider the Ruslan is considered the first ship to bring immigrants to Eretz Israel after World War One, and the beginning of the third aliyah, but it is one of many ships that brought immigrants in 1919.  This list of the heads of the families also contains the number of members of the family that were on the ship. There were approximately 670 passengers on board. Not all of the passengers are listed as immigrants in the file found in the Israel State Archives. Some of the passengers said they were returning to Eretz Israel. This document is from the Central Zionist Archives.
    • Third Aliyah: Dec 1919-Apr 1921
      This is a database of a list of immigrants to Eretz Israel from December 1919 through the end of April 1921 found on the website of the Israel State Archives. The list was compiled from a card catalog of immigrants. The source of this typed list is listed as unknown and there is a comment at the top of page 227 that page 226 is missing. Pages 246 and 254 are also missing thought there is no note, as is the entire letter “tof” ת. The scans from which this database was built were of poor quality which made the transcription difficult.  There may be mistakes in the transcription of the family name in addition to the original typographical errors made when preparing the list. It is suggested that this database be searched by first name. At the present, this database contains almost 4,000 names which is 2/3 of the list.  There are a number of instances when the first given name is male and the second given name is female. It is assumed that this was a ticket for husband and wife. By sorting the file according to card number, some of the dates of arrival were corrected to match those of the card numbers next to them. The name of the same ship was spelt many different ways, and an English equivalent of the ship name was not always found. Some people may aliyah by train from El Kantara/Egypt.
    • HaHistadrut Hazionit Hahadasha Rescue Committee, Requests for Certificates 1943-44       Folder - Work in Progress
      A partial list of the forms filled out requesting certificates for aliyah from Austria, Bulgaria, Holland, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Soviet Russia and correspondence found at the Jabotinsky Institute in Tel-Aviv.
    • Illegal Immigrants Deported to Mauritius  1944      Folder - Work in Progress
      A list of 443 people composed from three separate lists sent from Palestine to Britain. The three lists were: persons with Free State Danzig passports, persons with Free State Danzig Alien ppt., and persons with German State Aliens’ passports issued at Danzig. These lists were found on microfilm at the National Archives (UK) in London.
    • Refugees in Mauritius 1944-45
      A list of 330 people interned on Mauritius. It contains those who consider themselves Polish Nationals and those who consider themselves as citizens of the Free City of Danzig. This material was found at the National Archives (UK) in London.
    • Swiss Aliyah Requests 1945
      A list of 213 names of people requesting permission for aliyah to Eretz Israel, based on the microfilm found at the National Archives (UK) in London.
  • School Lists
    • Index to Student Files from the Nahalal WIZO School 
      The WIZO School in Nahalal started in the 1920’s. Part of their files are now in the Regional Archive of Emek Yizrael. This is an index of the names in the files, and is an on going project of the files through the Mandate period of Eretz Israel. The files includes information on candidates to the school.
    • Graduating Classes of Gymnasia Herzlia 1918-1948           new-item-small
      There were 3,238 students who finished in the 31 graduating classes of Gymnasia Herzlia between 1918-1948. The database is built from the list of graduates that appears in the book: Gymnasia Herzlia: A Hundred Years published in 2004.

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