Learn how to access genealogical resources and other useful databases available in Israel, that can be used online to find relatives. Overcome the language barrier with a basic lesson of Hebrew and how to translate efficiently to English. Every day, more and more genealogical and other types of useful databases are released on the Internet. Israel has many websites and digital resources that can be searched via the Internet in English and Hebrew. A fast introduction to Hebrew, the keywords needed and the translation tools available will help everybody deal with the vast list of places were you can find information of people that have born, passed, lived or died in Israel.

Language: English

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Lecture by Daniel Horowitz on January 25, 2012.

Resources mentioned:
– Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) https://genealogy.org.il
– Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) isragen.org.il
– Yad Vashem http://www.yadvashem.org/
– Bezeq 144 (Israel phone directory – ENGLISH) http://english.b144.co.il/
– Israel Phone Directory http://israelpb.com
– Bezeq 144 (Israel phone directory – HEBREW) b144.co.il
– Izkor www.izkor.gov.il
– Izkor Soldados Latinos http://izkorsoldadoslatinos.wordpress.com/
– Civilian Terror Casualties laad.btl.gov.il
– Ministry of Religious Services http://www.dat.gov.il/religion/console/mng/kadisha_list.aspx
– ITIM http://itim.org.il/?CategoryID=209&ArticleID=495
– Hevra Kadisha Ashdod www.ashdod-kadisha.co.il
– Hevra Kadisha Tel-Aviv/Yafo www.kadisha.biz www.stevemorse.org/hebrew/kadisha.html
– Hevra Kadisha Haifa www.kadisha.net
– Hevra Kadisha Tirat Carmel www.mdt.org.il
– Hevra Kadisha Petach Tikva www.sgula.org
– Hevra Kadisha Jerusalem www.mountofolives.co.il
– Dinur Center for Research Hebrew University of Jerusalem www.dinur.org
– The Hebrew University of Jerusalem www.huji.ac.il
– Central Zionist Archives www.zionistarchives.org.il
– The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People – CAHJP http://sites.huji.ac.il/archives/
– Jabotinsky Institute in Israel www.jabotinsky.org
– Museum of the Jewish soldier in WW2 www.jwmww2.org
– Jews of Peru http://cjp.salamon.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5884&Itemid=10&lang=en

Translation Tools:
Stephen Morse www.stevemorse.org/hebrew/eng2heb.html
Google Translate translate.google.com
Hebrew http://www.rtrfoundation.org/webart/ForeignAlphabets–Hebrew.pdf
Yiddish http://www.rtrfoundation.org/webart/ForeignAlphabets–Yiddish.pdf