1.7 million Israel immigration records added to MyHeritage


11 January 2023
New Israel immigration collection at MyHeritage
MyHeritage has just published a huge new online collection of immigration records from 1919 onwards, which is completely free to use.

For a period of more than a year, MyHeritage indexed thousands of public domain images made available by the Israel State Archives that include all surviving records of all those who immigrated to Israel by ships and by planes from all over the world starting in 1919. 

MyHeritage is the first organisation to create a searchable index for this collection and associate it with the scanned images. The collection is available for all to search and view for free, without having to sign up to MyHeritage.

The records in the collection include:

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  • the name of the immigrant and the names of relatives who immigrated with them
  • country of origin
  • the name of the ship they arrived on
  • the date of arrival
  • names of parents
  • names of relatives who are expecting them in Israel
  • destination city in Israel

The collection was created from scanned books stored by the Israel State Archives with lists of immigrants (most of them in Hebrew), arranged in chronological order according to the arrival dates of the ships or planes to Palestine or the State of Israel. 

Although most of the data in this collection is in Hebrew, MyHeritage’s Global Name Translation Technology™ allows you to search the collection in English and other languages. The names in the records found will be transliterated back to your language.

Search the collection at MyHeritage.