Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA), All Israel Database (AID)

Those of you who heard Bill Israel's presentation on Jewish genealogy research at a PGS meeting back in June and got motivated to do some digging, may find this website helpful.

From the website:
  "This search engine currently features 774,593 records from more than 273 different databases.
  "The Israel Genealogy Research Association [IGRA] has set as one of its primary aims the preparation of databases based upon various records, mainly found in Israel, for as wide an audience as possible. The large amount of archives located in Israel dealing with communities in Israel and Jewish communities outside of Israel have records in a variety of languages but mostly in Hebrew and English. Our data come from Archives as well as publications which are on open shelves in libraries.
  "We scan the materials, build databases with the pertinent information, and then link to the original scans, where archival permission has been granted. Surnames and first names will be transliterated from Hebrew to English, and vice versa, depending on the language of the original material. This will enable researchers who are not familiar with the other language to find the families they are searching for."
When you get to the site, look for the translation tab in the upper right of the page. Access is free after registration.
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