Resource Guides

Part of mission of the Israel Genealogy Research Association is to help those new to genealogy to get their research started, and expand everyone’s knowledge of the resources available to them. This section is an attempt to leverage the knowledge of our many volunteers, to create guides on various topics of interest to our membership, and everyone who uses this website. This includes research guides for specific countries and regions, as well as information on more general resources available online that is of interest to our members. If you want to contribute a Resource Guide on a different topic, or want to suggest a topic, please contact us.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. David Lewin

    I am searching for – and cannot find – a recently announced database of immigrants ( ?? legal, illegal ?? ) in Mandate times.

    Am I dreaming??

  2. Elise Leslie Willens Morse

    Congratulations on your recent AIA recognition.

    “List of Jewish Genealogy Blogs” link is broken.

  3. David Westler

    Search of Jewish and Jewish converts records, during Middle Age in Germany Wuttermberg region starting from XVI to XVIII centuries as well as on Austria-Hungarian empire and the Pale of Settlement periods. Follow up research on family records tracing.

  4. Elisheva Moller

    I am looking for information on how my Uncle Jonathan Katzauer escaped from Germany to Palestine under the British Mandate some time between 1935 – 1939. He was born on 02/03/1915 and died in Hebron on the 19/04/1961.

    1. Philip

      I don’t see specific records for your uncle in IGRA’s database, although there some other Katzauers represented in the records, and those might help. There are also Katzauers in the Israel State Archives (, including very helpful naturalization records, although not one for a Jonathan. By the way, it seems unlikely that your uncle would have been living in Hebron in 1961, since it was occupied by Jordan at the time. Why do you think he died there in 1961?

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