New and Updated Databases on IGRA's Website #general
The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has just released new
and updated databases on its website. These span the years between
1922 and 1956. We have a preview of those databases being released and
encourage you to look at it. There are now close to 940,000 records in
310 databases on the IGRA website.
HaShomer HaTzair Members in Poland 1947-1948
A collection of lists including 964 names of members. The information
is in Polish and includes surnames, other names, date of record, birth
year, gender and comments. The lists are >from HaShomer HaTzair
Archives at Yad Yaari (images available).
Tel Aviv Census 1922
This census was done in Hebrew and the first conducted by the British
in Palestine. It contains 13, 261 people who were asked their name,
age, relation to head of household, how long they stayed at the
current location, profession, address, and comments. The census was
found at the Historical Municipal Archives of Tel-Aviv - Yaffo
Kefar Warburg Founders, 1939
A list of the 82 founders as displayed in the settlement. The data
contains name, names of parents, gender and birth date (no images
Illegal Immigrants, 1941
This database is >from pages of the Palestine Police Force, Criminal
Investigation Department, Government of Palestine. It is composed of
"prohibited immigrants" lists found in files in the Israel State
Archives. This database, in English, includes surnames, other names,
sex, age, nationality and remarks (images available).
Matriculation Results as listed in the Palestine Gazette 1942-44
The matriculation exam results were published in the Palestine
Gazette. The lists were published between June 1942 and June 1944 and
contain 767 students' names. The data includes surnames, other name=
and the name of the school. The material is >from the David J. Light
Law Library, TAU (images available).
Refugees in Teheran
This database includes a list of 447 civilians, adults and children,
who accompanied Anders' Army on its travels >from the USSR to the
Middle East during World War II. The data includes surnames, other
names, birth year and town of origin. The database is in English. The
list is >from the Central Zionist Archives (no images available).
Habonim Dror Members in England
This database includes various listings >from Habonim Dror in England
which includes 816 names >from various activities. The information is
in English. The data could have the following: surname, other names,
father's name, address, school and affiliation among others. The lists
are >from the archives at Yad Tabenkin (images available)
Palestine Marriage/Divorce Certificates, 1921-48
This is an addition to the certificates previously released and
available on the IGRA website These certificates were issued upon
request and are not the same as the ledgers >from the Rabanut,. Some
certificates for marriages were issued 3-20 years after the marriages
took place. These are >from the Israel State Archives. (images
Medical Practitioners 1938
This is a list of licensed doctors, pharmacists, dentists and midwives
and published by the Department of Health. The booklets were found in
the National Library of Israel. (images available).
Operation on Eagles' Wings (Magic Carpet) Yemenite Airlift - Phase 3
This is a database of the third phase of the airlift of Yemenite Jews
after the Imam of Yemen agreed to allow more than 45,000 members of
the remaining Jewish community to leave. The list includes names, sex,
birth year, weight, and family status. This database is done in
cooperation with the JDC (no images available).
Name Changes 1955-56
The lists >from which this database of name changes was built were
published in Yalkut HaPirsumim (the official publication of the
government of Israel). The information is in Hebrew and contains prior
surname, prior other names, new surname, new other names, date of
record, locality, ID number. The information is located at the David
J. Light Law Library, TAU (images available).
Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:
Please note, images can be seen only by IGRA members. If you are not
an IGRA member, you will be able to see the transcriptions only.
To view the databases, go to
Our many thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers.
Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson