Webinars

Webinars are online lectures given by experienced genealogists and historians from around the world. Some webinars are done with a live audience at a scheduled IGRA meeting, and others are done completely online. When allowed we post webinars to this page, where they can be viewed for a brief period after the actual event by anyone registered on this web site, and then later they are locked for access by IGRA members.

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

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 …

All You Wanted to Know about DNA Tests but Had No One to Ask
September 3, 2020
All you wanted to know about DNA testing and had no one to ask ... These days we hear more and …

כל מה שרצית לדעת על בדיקות דנא ולא היה את מי לשאול
August 28, 2020
שומעים היום יותר ויותר על בדיקות דנא ברשת, בכתבות בטלויזיה, אבל מה בעצם הבדיקות האלה? איך עושים …

משאבים לחיפוש שורשים בארכיון לתולדות פתח תקוה
August 16, 2020
מיום העיון ב-23.6.2020 גליה דובידזון מנהלת הארכיון לתולדות פתח תקוה ע"ש עודד ירקוני, בעלת …

Educational Institutions as Genealogy Resources
August 3, 2020
Today we take education for granted, but it wasn’t always that way. To fill in the story of our …

?ארכיון עירוני – מדוע? מה? מי
July 26, 2020
מיום העיון ה-23.6.2020, לריסה שניטקינד לריסה שניטקינדמנהלת הארכיון העירוני תל אביב – …

Ask Not What Your Ancestors Can Do For You: Genealogy and the Restoration of Polish Jewish Cemeteries
July 19, 2020
This lecture was given at the IGRA Virtual Seminar Day, June 23, 2020. Dan A. Oren Dan is an …

Discovery and Insight into a Long Forgotten World
July 13, 2020
Doron Friedman began investigating a treasure trove of family documents, photos and letters …

JDC Archives and Name Search Possibilities
July 12, 2020
Dr. Anat Kutner Director of JDC Archives in Jerusalem, previously was a project manager at the …

מהויסלה ועד האלטלנה: מקורות גנאלוגיים בארכיון מכון ז'בוטינסקי
July 11, 2020
מיום העיון ב-23.6.2020. מירי יהלום, מכון ז'בוטינסקי מירי סטודנטית לתואר שני (במסלול המחקרי) …

Keynote Speaker at IGRA 2020 Seminar Day - Gilad Japhet
June 25, 2020
The IGRA Annual Seminar Day was held virtually this year. Gilad Japhet, MyHeritage Founder & …

Ukraine 2020: Update Your Research Plan - Ellen S Kowitt
June 22, 2020
Revisiting Ukraine this year catapulted my research, and it can advance yours too! Records access …

Sources for the Genealogy of Tunisian Jews - Thierry Samama
June 8, 2020
This webinar presents essential sources for the genealogy of Jewish ancestors in Tunisia. In the …

אוסף העמותה למחקר גנאלוגי בישראל – המאגר הנגיש של מסמכים לחקר גנאלוגי בישראל - רוז פלדמן
May 26, 2020
מטרת האוסף היא הנגשת מסמכים על אנשים שהתגוררו בארץ ישראל החל מהמאה ה-19. אספנו סריקות של מסמכים …

Genealogy in Western Europe, Jeanette R. Rosenberg OBE
May 18, 2020
Discover new sources for researching your Jewish family history in Western Europe.  Learn …

Using the JDC Archives Website and Online Databases for Family Research, Jeffrey Edelstein
May 8, 2020
Jeff Edelstein is the digital initiatives manager at the JDC Archives, where his responsibilities …

Video: Location, Location, Location: How Genealogical Research Can Benefit from Historical Maps
April 27, 2020
The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) broadcasted on Sunday April 26th a free webinar …

Recorded lecture: APPsolutely Genealogy! by Garri Regev
March 14, 2019
Genealogy research has changed over the last 35 years in ways we never imagined possible. The …

Webinar: The Expanded Montefiore Census
April 29, 2018
The Montefiore Censuses provide us with an amazing window to life in the Middle East during those …

Webinar: Polish Research and IAJGS 2018 Conference Preview
March 8, 2018
Matan Shefi recently spoke on “Polish Research and Preview of Warsaw Conference”. The lecture was …

Using Directories and Maps for Genealogy Research
April 7, 2017
IGRA featured a lecture/webinar series in 2016 and one of the webinars hosted Jeanette R. …

Rohatyn Challenges & Issues in Preserving Jewish Memory
March 5, 2017
In 2014 Marla Raucher Osborn delivered a lecture in Jerusalem giving insight into Preserving …

The Ins and Outs of IGRA's Database Collection
July 2, 2016
IGRA President, Garri Regev, delivered lectures in Portland, OR; Seattle, WA and Oakland, CA in …

Sources for Jewish Genealogy in Ukraine - Part II
March 22, 2016
Following the webinar Tomasz did for IGRA a couple of years ago (available on the IGRA website to …

Sleepless in Seattle?... Not This August!
March 13, 2016
Chuck Weinstein, Co-Chair of the 36th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish …

Using Historical Newspapers as a Source for Genealogy
February 20, 2016
Historical Newspapers are a wonderful source to enrich your genealogy research. Many newspapers …

Pamela Weisberger Chutes & Ladders: Innovative Approaches to Genealogy
January 15, 2016
As a tribute to the memory of Pamela Weisberger z"l, who passed away suddenly in September, 2015, …

Archives in Israel Series: Oded Yarkoni Archive, Petach Tikva
April 3, 2015
IGRA Webinar that was broadcast on Monday, March 23, 2015 Galia Duvidzon, Director of the Oded …

Webinar - Montefiore Censuses Project
December 17, 2014
Lecture by Mathilde Tagger given in Hebrew (with English slides) on December 7, 2014.…

BillionGraves Webinar: Transcribing Hebrew Tombstones with BillionGraves
November 25, 2014
IGRA Webinar broadcast on Sunday, October 5, 2014: BillionGraves supports Hebrew transcription and …

Webinar: How to find your Jewish ancestors in Poland
November 2, 2014
Lecture by Jean-Pierre Stroweis in Hebrew (with English slides) given on November 7, 2012.…

Webinar: Sources for Jewish Genealogy in Ukraine
February 14, 2014
This webinar, "Sources for Jewish Genealogy in Ukraine" was broadcast on December 23, 2013 as part …

Webinar available: Searching Your Jewish Heritage Roots
December 12, 2013
Have you ever asked yourself:  How do I start my Jewish family history research?  Where …

Webinar: Reuniting Holocaust Survivors
December 31, 2012
A webinar in Hebrew by Zach Oryan Oracz given to IGRA on November 14, 2012.…

Video: Lesser known sources for researching Jewish genealogy in the UK
December 12, 2012
Lecture by Jeanette Rosenberg on February 13, 2012.…

Name Your Roots Video: What's In A Name?
December 10, 2012
Description: Surnames hold many secrets - watch as they are decoded. Learn how surnames hold codes …

Video: The Genealogical Value of Jewish Cemetery Records - JewishGen's JOWBR Project
November 3, 2012
IGRA celebrates International Jewish Genealogy Month! The first lecture in our series was on the …

Webinar: Unraveling DNA for Genealogists
October 29, 2012
Lecture by Elise Friedman on October 24, 2013 as part of the International Jewish Genealogy Month.…

Richard Gussow Video: A lecture on genetic genealogy by Richard Gussow
April 29, 2012
Matching Genes: How DNA testing can help you discover family and ancestry Richard GussowIGRA …

Video: My Gaza Family
February 16, 2012
Description: This video is of a presentation given by Dr. Steven Plaut on the history of the Gaza …

Lecture/Webinar: Research Genealogical Resources in Israel from your Couch
February 2, 2012
Learn how to access genealogical resources and other useful databases available in Israel, that …

Video: Levitas Family
February 1, 2012
Lecture by Gidon Levitas z"l about the genealogy research of his family.…

Video: Ostrich Feathers
January 15, 2012
Lecture by Miriam Romm on October 25, 2011.…

Pourquoi la Genealogie?
December 11, 2011
Description: Video about Jean Pierre Stroweis and genealogy in Israel, from Tsarfatv.com, the video …