IGRA's Immigration Databases in Honor of Aliyah Day #general

Elena Bazes

In honor of Aliyah Day, November 8, 2016, The Israel Genealogy
Research Association (IGRA) presents its "Immigration Database

Since 2011 IGRA has been building databases many of which deal with
both legal and illegal immigration to Eretz Israel >from before World
War I to after World War II and the founding of the State of Israel.
This includes 134,000 listings.

IGRA has been working together with many archives and organizations,
such as the Central Zionist Archives (CZA) and the Joint Distribution
Committee (the Joint), to enable genealogists to have access to these
records via the IGRA website.

The "Immigration Collection" includes the following:

1. The Ruslan -- One of the first ships to bring immigrants >from Russia
to Eretz Israel after WWI

2. Zionist Convicts >from the Soviet Union, 1924-1934

3. Farmers >from Galicia Requesting Aliyah 1935

4. Marriage Certificates British Mandate Period (includes reference to
the country of origin)

5. Government Publication of Name Changes -- British Mandate Period
(includes reference to the country of origin)

6. Book of Army Volunteers, Members of the Histadrut in British Army
WWII (includes reference to the country of origin and year of

7. Swiss Aliyah Requests 1948

8. Aliyah Requests >from Hungary 1947 -- 1,210 youths

9. Deportation of Children on the S.S. Tiger Hill by the British 1939

10. Deportation of the S.S. Marsis by the British 2 July 1939

11. Illegal Immigrants Deported to Mauritius with Free State Danzig

12. Refugees in Mauritius who considered themselves citizens of the
Free City of Danzig

13. Refugees in Mauritius who considered themselves Polish Nationals

14. Operation on Eagles Wings (Operation Magic Carpet) 50,000 Yemenite
Jews- June 1949 - September 1950

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:


To view the databases, go to


Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson

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