New Databases on IGRA’s Website now has 2 million records #israel #records

Elena Bazes

With its latest database release, The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) now has over 2 million records on its website!  In 2012 IGRA took upon itself to prepare databases from materials available in Israel including the Ottoman period through the early years of the State of Israel. In 2019 IGRA decided to widen its focus to include materials of genealogical interest for North African Jewish communities and the Jewish communities in countries of the Middle East such as Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and others.


IGRA now has material from more than sixty archives and libraries around the world. There are also records from private donations from people who have prepared the files for their own use. 


Over one hundred volunteers have worked on this collection in the last ten years to make them accessible on our website. We would like to thank them for all their hard work.


A preview of the latest databases is available at


New Databases

Residents of Safed      Beit Hameiri
1921-1951 (from declarations)
435 listings


Updated Databases


Voters Knesset Israel 1944 Tel Aviv 

Letters nun – peh

16,389 listings

Tel-Aviv-Yafo Historical Archives


Jerusalem 1947 Census – Jewish Community (partial) 

13,640 listings

Israel State Archives


Notrim Resignations


3,550 listings

Israel State Archives


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


Please note, the IGRA databases are now searchable to all registrants. The search results page is also available to all registrants. Additional details regarding most databases are available only to paid IGRA members. Certain exceptions exist due to requests of the specific archives.



To view/search the databases, go to the database tab on the website.


Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair