Genealogical Search

The Central Zionist Archives contains various genealogical databases that enable documentation on people and families. The family research department receives inquiries from anyone interested in.


Please Note!

The Central Zionist Archives will be closed to the public for extensive renovations and as of February 11, 2021, The Family Research Department will not accept new inquiries. The public is welcome to submit new requests to the Department again upon resumption of the Archives activities in its temporary residence after May 30, 2021.

The public is invited to contact the Family Research Department by filling out an application form:
in the case of a single person
in the case of family immigration
(e.g., parents and children, spouses,
                         adult and child)
In order to conduct a comprehensive search of our genealogy collections we require all the requested information on the form.
Please send the completed form by e-mail to:
or by fax to: 02-6204817
or by mail to: Central Zionist Archives, Family Research Department, POB 92, Jerusalem 9100002.

This service entails a fee of 200 NIS per search.
After receiving the completed form, the department will get in contact with you to arrange payment by credit card.

The Family Research Department will do its best to get back to you with the results of the search within three months from received payment.
We recommend to review the detailed information on each of the genealogical databases before completing the form.
For more information about the Genealogy Databases held at the CZA press here.

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