Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia IGRA's New Search Engine and databases for Israel #galicia

Billie Stein <billie.stein@...>

IGRA Israel Genealogy Research Association has released its new search
engine for the AID (All Israel Databases) section available at:

In July, at the IAJGS International Conference in Paris, IGRA was
awarded the Stern Grant with the intent that these monies to be used
to develop a bi-lingual search engine to improve our website. We
contracted with Brooke Schreier Ganz and worked closely with her to
build what we hope will be a much improved search experience. Rose
Feldman, Carol Hoffman, Daniel Horowitz, Garri Regev and Philip
Trauring have each given >from their special fields to make this
possible. We believe we bring you now a balanced assortment of
databases >from the Ottoman, British and Israeli Administrations,
relating to communities >from the north to the south, and in many
different fields. Some of the databases are in English but most are
in Hebrew, with a few additional languages as well. Each database is
presented in the language of the material found. The search engine,
however, is able to understand both English and Hebrew and will bring
you matches in both languages even if you only entered the name in
one language.

There is a virtual keyboard if you do not have a Hebrew keyboard and
want to use one.

You will notice that in addition to entering the names you are
searching there are possible filters on the right side of the page to
help you fine tune your search. Try them out!! Adding more or taking
them away is quite simple. Our databases and search engine page is
available to all registered users of our website (free).

Please be sure to log in. You will be alerted if you do not have
permission to access information. Due to restrictions >from the various
archives we have had to layer the accessibility of our databases. There
are databases available to everyone. Some of our databases allow you
to search but not to see all of the details. Other databases are only for
paid IGRA members. The same is true for the images of the databases.
Almost all of the images have been added and more will be added in
the coming days.

Register now - Webinar, January 13, 2013 (8pm Israel, 1pm EST, 10am
PST) - Navigating the All Israel Database Search Engine (English):

Billie Stein
Givatayim Israel

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