IGRA Adds Significant Sephardic Collection to its Database #announcements #israel #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen

The Israel Genealogy Research Association  (IGRA) in collaboration with SephardicGen announced The Jeff Malka SephardicGen Database Collection.. The collection commemorates Jeff Malka and the late Mathilde Tagger z”l and SephardicGen. Dr. Malka’s permission for making part of the IGRA collection has enabled them to incorporate it into the All Israel Database.


The collection includes 43,000 records. A list of the SephardicGen databases that will be accessible through the IGRA database search is included on the List of SephardicGen Databases (https://genealogy.org.il/resources/sephardicgen/list/) page. To search these databases, you can search the IGRA Database (https://genealogy.org.il/AID/) ) and results from these databases will now be part of the search results.


An overview of the added resources can be found here:



You must be registered to access the IGRA website –registration is free.  https://genealogy.org.il/


To read the press release go to:



Dr. Jeff Malka was instrumental in providing material to the Sephardic SIG which he continues to develop and enhance. He has lectured at the US Library of Congress, genealogy conferences and Jewish genealogy societies in Canada, US, Spain and Turkey. Dr. Malka is author of several articles on Sephardic genealogy in Etsi, the journal of the Sephardi Genealogical and Historical Society, and is author of several chapters in Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy and created the SephardicGen website. Dr. Malka has accumulated unique expertise in the resources available to Sephardic genealogists.


SephardicGen was created in 1997 and the primary goal is to help useful information to its visitors researching the Sephardic roots, https://sephardicgen.com


IGRA is the largest genealogy society in Israel.  They work with dozens of archives to make records available online, from where we’ve added over a million records to our database.

For more information on IGRA contact Garri Regev, at president@...


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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