JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGRA's new Search Engine #general


Garri Regev
 

We have released our new search engine for the AID (All Israel Databases) section
www.genealogy.org.il/AID/ . 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):
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/180663814

Garri Regev
President, IGRA
president@genealogy.org.il

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