Before the close of 2018 we want to make sure you are aware of the additions to our collection in December. Please check out our special release description. Members are reminded that our membership year is ending on December 31. One advantage to your membership is continued access to complete access to all sections of the IGRA website including the databases.

The databases included in this release:

Tel Aviv Census, 1928, Mahlul Neighborhood: (images) Information available – family name, first name, name of father, age, profession and address – Hebrew. From the Historical Municipal Archives of Tel Aviv-Yafo

Palestine Marriage/Divorce Certificates: (images) Additional marriage/divorce certificates have been added to this impressive database. As we have previously mentioned these certificates may be typed or handwritten. They have information about the bride and groom including names of the parents, their occupation and where they live; names of each of the partners, their residence, the community they belong to, their age and their occupation. The certificates are from the Israel State Archives and are in Hebrew.

Voters List Knesset Israel, 1936 – Tel Aviv, Appendix A & Tsadi – Tav: (images) Information available – family name, first name, name of father, sex, age, community, address – Hebrew. From the Historical Municipal Archives of Tel Aviv-Yafo

Internees in Occupied Territories 1941-2: (images) This database comes from files at the Israel State Archives. The forms are in Latin characters. The forms detail the name, age, amount of monthly relief received, the camp they were in, the last permanent address of record and nearest relatives or friends of British Subjects (Palestinian ) interned in occupied France.

Secret Fleet: (no images) This is part of our Illegal Immigration collection. The list comes from “The Jews’ Secret Fleet” by Murray S. Greenfield and Joseph M. Hochstein, Gefen Publishing House Ltd, 2010, “This is the dramatic story of the rescue of Jews from Europe after World War II by North American Jewish volunteers. These men and their ships smashed through the British blockade and brought thousands of refugees to safe haven in Palestine.”(Gefen Publishing). The names are in English.

Altalena, 1948: (images) These are lists of those who were immigrants on the Altelena. The information available (in Latin characters) includes the name (first and last), date of birth, city and country of birth. The information comes from the Jabotinsky Institute in Israel.

Egged Employees 1949: (images) Information available: family name, first name, address, sometimes a signature. From the Egged Bus Co. Historical Archive – Hebrew

Operation on Eagles Wings – January, 1950: (no images) The names of the individuals participating in this extraordinary Aliyah are available and there is information about where they came from, the camp they were in, and some identifying information. There is a link at the bottom of the page which will take you to the pages with much additional data. The lists are from the JDC Archives.

Telephone Directory Tel Aviv, 1963: (images) material from the Library of Congress. This is another updated file, bringing now the letters P, Q and the second half of S. The phone book is in English and the available information includes the name, address and phone number and possibly more.

We need your help! With winter upon us, perhaps you are looking for something to do quietly at home for part of the day to get out of the cold and wet. IGRA has projects in both English and Hebrew – and now some in French as well. Please join us in our efforts to make more of these records available to those involved in their family research. Contact us at: [email protected] and let us know you’re willing to volunteer.