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Palestine Censuses of 1922 and 1931 for Ness Ziona, Israel #israel #records


Ava Nackman
 

We know absolutely nothing about the families of my husband's great-grandparents, who arrived in the US with their children in 1908.  However, I have located a ship manifest listing them as going to Ness Ziona in Palestine in 1928 to visit a "parent".  The Wikipedia article on Ness Ziona mentions two censuses done there by the British Mandate authorities in 1922 and 1931.  Can anyone tell me what form these censuses took?  Were they just headcounts, or did they actually list household members by name?  If the latter, can anyone tell me where they would be available to view?  It would be exciting if I could learn something about the relatives of these great-grandparents in this way!  Also, if anyone knows of any other types of records from that time frame that would have been kept in Ness Ziona and might still be extant, I would love to know about them.  Thank you.
Ava Nackman


David Lewin
 

At 01:28 21/09/2020, Ava Nackman wrote:
We know absolutely nothing about the families of my husband's
great-grandparents, who arrived in the US with their children in
1908. However, I have located a ship manifest listing them as going
to Ness Ziona in Palestine in 1928 to visit a "parent". The
Wikipedia article on Ness Ziona mentions two censuses done there by
the British Mandate authorities in 1922 and 1931. Can anyone tell
me what form these censuses took? Were they just headcounts, or did
they actually list household members by name? If the latter, can
anyone tell me where they would be available to view? It would be
exciting if I could learn something about the relatives of these
great-grandparents in this way! Also, if anyone knows of any other
types of records from that time frame that would have been kept in
Ness Ziona and might still be extant, I would love to know about
them. Thank you.
Ava Nackman
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Do you read Hebrew?

http://web.nli.org.il/sites/JPress/Hebrew/Pages/default.aspx gives
access to the Israel National Linbrary.

It ALSO has publications in English

David Lewin
London

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Trudy Greener
 

You can try the Central Zionist Archives, though at present, with the lock-down, you may get an answer that they are temporarily closed.  I believe, though, you can see if they have what you are looking for and they would charge you for researching for you instead of your being able to do it in person.  http://www.zionistarchives.org.il/en/pages/default.aspx. This is the English site.  (There is also a small museum dedicated to the founding fathers of Nes Ziona [we visited years ago, looking for information about my father! who was there briefly in the 1920s], but they were limited to information about the founders from the 1880s.)

Trudy Greener


Rose Feldman
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association has been looking for these two censuses for years and not found them the statistics from them are available. We suggest you register for the IGRA website (registration is free) and which will allow you to search for the names of your family. You may find them appearing in different documents we have in our collection.  https://genealogy.org.il/  We work with many different archives around the country.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Yariv Timna
 

Hi Ava
If you write their names, people can search for them, in other forms as well.
IGRA and other sites has many documents other than these censuses.
Shana Tova
Yariv Timna