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JewishGen.org and the Israel Genealogy Research Association
Announce an Innovative Strategic Partnership to Make
Searching Israeli Records Easier and More Productive

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL / NEW YORK, NY -- August 16, 2018

JewishGen.org , the largest digital repository for Jewish family history information in the world, and the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA), Israel’s largest Jewish Genealogical Society, today announced an innovative strategic partnership that provides researchers with an easy access point to search more than one million records related to Israel.

Utilizing application program interface (API) technology, JewishGen and IGRA researchers will now be able to experience the ease of searching Israeli records located on JewishGen and IGRA from one single search interface.

Avraham Groll, Director of JewishGen.org, stated, “This new agreement complements our constantly growing collection of 25+ million records, augments our Israel related offerings with rich and diverse content, and strengthens the ability of researchers to connect with Israeli relatives, while exploring their current and pre-state Israel Jewish roots. We are very pleased to partner with IGRA in this way, which furthers our goal of working with societies, organizations and individuals throughout the world to make family history records available via JewishGen.”

Philip Trauring, President of IGRA, stated, “The goal of IGRA has been from the beginning to help all people researching their families who arrived in Israel, especially through the many records we have made available on our site. Partnering with JewishGen.org allows us to get closer to achieving that goal. JewishGen.org has long been the first stop for many Jewish genealogists, and it is gratifying to us that we are able to work closely with JewishGen.org to make our records available to a wider audience, and also to help our users see what is available on the JewishGen.org’s site.”

Both JewishGen.org and IGRA are committed to increasing their Israel related records from Israel, along with those from outside Israel. The new search capabilities, to be ready in Fall 2018, will be accessible via JewishGen’s Historical Database and IGRA’s All Israel Database.

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About JewishGen.org
JewishGen.org, a proud member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust family, is the global leader for Jewish genealogy, and offers the largest digital repository for Jewish family history information in the world. Utilizing cutting edge technology, JewishGen provides access to tens of millions of records, and has developed an online community of nearly one million people. With an extensive knowledge center of unparalleled scope, JewishGen continues to focus on its core mission of preserving Jewish family history and heritage for future generations.

About the Israel Genealogy Research Association
The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) is the largest genealogy society in Israel, assisting members from Israel, and from many other countries, to research their family genealogy. IGRA focuses on providing to the public a wide variety of documents and material uniquely available in Israel, from the Ottoman period, through the British Mandate period, and on into the modern Israeli period. IGRA has built, in cooperation with more than thirty archives, an online database with more than 1.25 million records. IGRA is a member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), and received its Member of the Year award in 2015.

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